Thermal Gradient Holes At Spencer Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)
Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Spencer Hot Springs Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Spencer Hot Springs Area|
|Exploration Technique||Thermal Gradient Holes|
Collaboration with the gold mining industry has brought two new geothermal discoveries to the attention of the geothermal community. Exploration holes at Tungsten Mountain and McGuiness Hills (Spencer Hot Springs?) in 2004 and 2005 encountered hot water and steam at depths of meters with fluid geothermometry indicating reservoir temperatures of 170 to 200oC. More information can be obtained from the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology web site (www.nbmg.unr.edu/geothermal/gtmap.pdf), and from a PowerPoint presentation titled "Geothermal Exploration Short Stories" posted on the Geothermal Resources Council web site (www.geothermal.org/powerpoint06_explor.html).
- Lisa Shevenell, Mark Coolbaugh, Chris Sladek, Rick Zehner, Chris Kratt, James Faulds, Robin Penfield (2008) Our Evolving Knowledge Of Nevada'S Geothermal Resource Potential