Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004)
Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Niggemann, 2004)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Blue Mountain Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Thermal Gradient Holes|
|Activity Date||1996 - 1999|
Temperature gradient measurements were made for the initial geothermal evaluation of the Blue Mountain Geothermal Resource.
Temperature gradient measurements were made in existing holes that were drilled during the exploration for precious minerals at Blue Mountain. Measurements were made in 12 holes to depths ranging from 50 to 215 m. These measurements confirmed temperatures of at least 150°C for the inferred geothermal reservoir.
- Brian D. Fairbank, Kim V. Niggemann (2004) Deep Blue No.1-A Slimhole Geothermal Discovery At Blue Mountain, Humboldt County, Nevada