Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Ross, 1999)

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Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Blue Mountain Geothermal Area (Fairbank & Ross, 1999)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Blue Mountain Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Thermal Gradient Holes
Activity Date 1999 - 1999

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Thermal gradient holes were drilled in an effort to determine the feasibility of commercial geothermal energy generation at Blue Mountain
 
Notes
Ten temperature gradient holes were drilled, the deepest reaching a depth of 132 m. These temperature gradient holes were spread out over an area of 1.5 X 3 km. Temperature gradients exceeding 400 C/km were recorded in six of the holes. The results of this exploration activity were highly encouraging for the development of a shallow high temperature geothermal resource.


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