Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006)
Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Hot Springs Ranch Area (Szybinski, 2006)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Hot Springs Ranch Area|
|Exploration Technique||Thermal Gradient Holes|
In 2005, Nevada Geothermal Power Company drilled four geothermal gradient wells, PVTG-1, -2, -3, and -4, and all four encountered geothermal fluids. The holes provided valuable water geochemistry, supporting the geothermometry results obtained from the hot springs and Magma well. The temperature data gathered from all the wells clearly indicates the presence of a major plume of thermal water centered on the Pumpernickel Valley fault, and suggests that the main plume is controlled, at least in part, by flow from this fault system.
- Z. Adam Szybinski (2006) Pumpernickel Valley Geothermal Project Thermal Gradient Wells