Wabuska Hot Springs Geothermal Area

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Wabuska Hot Springs Geothermal Area




Area Overview



Geothermal Area Profile



Location: Nevada

Exploration Region: Walker-Lane Transition Zone Geothermal Region

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 39.1617°, -119.1767°


Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 130°C403.15 K
266 °F
725.67 °R
[1]

Estimated Reservoir Volume: 5.54 km³5,540,000,000 m³
1.329 mi³
195,643,253,634.34 ft³
7,246,046,429.26 yd³
5,540,000,000,000 L
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Mean Capacity: 2.4 MW2,400 kW
2,400,000 W
2,400,000,000 mW
0.0024 GW
2.4e-6 TW

USGS Mean Reservoir Temp: 115°C388.15 K
239 °F
698.67 °R
[3]

USGS Estimated Reservoir Volume: 1 km³ [3]

USGS Mean Capacity: 8 MW [3]

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History and Infrastructure



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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Exploration History



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Well Field Description



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Average Temperature of Geofluid: 106°C379.15 K
222.8 °F
682.47 °R
[5]

Sanyal Classification (Wellhead): Very Low Temperature


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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 610m0.61 km
0.379 mi
2,001.312 ft
667.102 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 1219m1.219 km
0.757 mi
3,999.344 ft
1,333.111 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 915 m0.915 km
0.569 mi
3,001.969 ft
1,000.653 yd


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Geology of the Area



Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Extensional Tectonics

Controlling Structure:

Topographic Features: Horst and Graben

Brophy Model: Type E: Extensional Tectonic, Fault-Controlled Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-3: Extensional Domain


Geologic Features

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Volcanic Age: No volcanism

Host Rock Age: Quaternary [7]

Host Rock Lithology: gravels; sands [8]

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The Wabuska geothermal area is located at the margin of Mason Valley, where both the valley margin and the thermal springs coincide with a northeast-trending zone of faults referred to as the Wabuska lineament. Production is apparently from Quaternary gravels and sands; geothermal fluid may circulate along faults related to the Wabuska lineament as well as an unconformity above Mesozoic metasedimentary rocks possibly present at depth.[6]







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References


  1. Site Description
  2. Geothermex Inc.. 2004. New Geothermal Site Identification and Qualification. Richmond, CA: California Energy Commission. Report No.: P500-04-051. Contract No.: 500-04-051.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 U.S. Geological Survey. 2008. Assessment of Moderate- and High-Temperature Geothermal Resources of the United States. USA: U.S. Geological Survey. Report No.: Fact Sheet 2008-3082.
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2  "Status of Nevada Geothermal Resource Development - Spring 2002"
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