Field Mapping At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003)
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Exploration Activity: Field Mapping At Dixie Valley Geothermal Area (Wesnousky, Et Al., 2003)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Dixie Valley Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Field Mapping|
|Activity Date||2000 - 2000|
This study was done to analyze how earthquake faults redistribute stresses in the earths crust around geothermal areas.
Low angle aerial photos and field verification were used to identify fault ruptures. Redistribution stresses associated with recent fault ruptures were examined to evaluate how faulting processes affect geothermal areas. Average displacements on faults were measured and stresses were calculated using the Coulomb Failure Function. The models indicate that induced stress changes near the endpoints of recent fault ruptures seem to create ideal conditions for geothermal production.
- Steven Wesnousky, S. John Caskey, John W. Bell (2003) Recency Of Faulting And Neotechtonic Framework In The Dixie Valley Geothermal Field And Other Geothermal Fields Of The Basin And Range