2-M Probe At Tungsten Mountain Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)

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Exploration Activity: 2-M Probe At Tungsten Mountain Area (Shevenell, Et Al., 2008)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Tungsten Mountain Area
Exploration Technique 2-M Probe
Activity Date
Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Coolbaugh et al. (2007), Sladek et al. (2007), and Kratt, et al. (2008, this volume) describe a shallow temperature survey system in which temperatures can be measured quickly and inexpensively at 2 m depths. This system was tested at Desert Queen based on its structural setting and availability of thermal gradient well data obtained in the 1970's from which to make thermal anomaly comparisons. The system was subsequently used at Tungsten Mountain and Teels and Rhodes Marshes to help locate blind geothermal systems. Of the new, blind geothermal sites identified through collaboration with the minerals industry, shallow temperature surveys were conducted at Tungsten Mountain. No hot springs are known in the Tungsten Mountain area, yet the minerals industry located hot waters in their exploration holes. A two meter temperature survey conducted during 2007 identified a strong thermal anomaly at least 6 km long in the vicinity of the mineral exploration drill holes along a hydrothermally altered range front fault (Figure 3, overleaf). The geothermal system, which has geothermometer temperatures of 175degrees C, occupies a possible step-over in the range from fault on the northwest side of Edwards Creek Valley.


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