Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
Exploration Activity: Thermal Gradient Holes At Tungsten Mountain Area (Kratt, Et Al., 2008)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Tungsten Mountain Area|
|Exploration Technique||Thermal Gradient Holes|
twenty-three gold exploration holes were drilled by Newcrest Resources, Inc. during 2005 and 2006 along the range front. These holes approached or exceeded 300 m in depth and all holes encountered hot water and/or steam. Despite the high temperatures encountered at relatively shallow depths, there are no active geothermal features such as hot springs or steam vents at the surface. The presence of small outcrops of argillic alteration containing anomalous gold attracted the interest of exploration geologists.
- Christopher Kratt, Mark Coolbaugh, Chris Sladek, Rick Zehner, Robin Penfield, Ben Delwiche (2008) A New Gold Pan For The West- Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems With Shallow Temperature Surveys