Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Hualalai Northwest Rift Area (Thomas, 1986)

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Exploration Activity: Time-Domain Electromagnetics At Hualalai Northwest Rift Area (Thomas, 1986)

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Location Hualalai Northwest Rift Area
Exploration Technique Time-Domain Electromagnetics
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Three time-domain electromagnetic soundings were conducted on the middle northwest rift at elevations of 280-320 m (Fig. 40) (Kauahikaua and Mattice, 1981). These soundings penetrated to a greater depth than the Schlumberger soundings and two of them were able to resolve basement resistivities ranging from 9 to 12 ohm-m at depths of 1500 to 1800 m. One sounding detected a 9 ohm.m layer at 600 m depth that was underlain by a more resistive basement. These results suggest that thermal fluids may be responsible for the low-resistivity basement, whereas the high-resistivity basement could correspond to a dense intrusive body.

 
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