The Humboldt House-Rye Patch geothermal district: an interim view

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Conference Paper: The Humboldt House-Rye Patch geothermal district: an interim view

Abstract
The Humboldt House - Rye Patch Geothermal District extends about 6 miles along the northwestern flank of the Humboldt Range in Pershing County, Nevada and is composed of a number of geothermal cells. The northern Humboldt House portion of the district hosts hot wells and silicic sinter deposits extending from within the Humboldt Range, westward for at least four miles, out into the Humboldt River Valley. The southern Rye Patch portion of the District has scant surface geothermal features, and is identified from well data. Exploration in the District in the mid to late 1970s resulted in numerous temperature gradient wells, ranging in depth from a few hundred feet to 2000 feet, and three production test wells (all between 350° and 401°F maximum temperature). Fluid geochemistry suggests temperature of 450 to 500°F (Desormier, 1979) in the system. Subsequent exploration was concentrated in the Rye Patch portion of the District in the early 1990s and in 1999-2001. Currently there are four completed and tested production wells in the Rye Patch area. Surface infrastructure associated with the production wells includes a 12.7 MW power plant (80 to 85% completed) and a partially completed gathering and reinjection piping network.

Authors 
A. Waibel, D.D. Blackwell and R.K. Ellis






Conference 
GRC Annual Meeting; Morelia, Mexico; 2003/10/15


Published 
Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, 2003





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Citation

A. Waibel, D.D. Blackwell, R.K. Ellis. 2003. The Humboldt House-Rye Patch geothermal district: an interim view. In: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions. GRC Annual Meeting; 2003/10/15; Morelia, Mexico. Online: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions; p. 33-36