Gabbs Valley Geothermal Area

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Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Nevada

Exploration Region: Central Nevada Seismic Zone Geothermal Region

GEA Development Phase: None
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Resource Estimate

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Exploration History

First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description

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Geology of the Area

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NEPA-Related Analyses (6)

Below is a list of NEPA-related analyses that have been conducted in the area - and logged on OpenEI. To add an additional NEPA-related analysis, see the NEPA Database.


Document #Analysis
DNA-NV-030-09-03DNADusty Miller LLC1 July 200817 October 2008Bureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/ExplorationThermal Gradient Holes
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0006-DNADNAOrmat Technologies Inc20 October 200917 May 2010BLM Nevada State OfficeGeothermal/ExplorationDrilling Techniques
Thermal Gradient Holes
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0006-EAEAOrmat Technologies Inc15 January 200913 January 2010Bureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/ExplorationDownhole Techniques
Well Testing Techniques
Drilling Techniques
Exploration Drilling
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2011-0019-CXCXGeoglobal US Gabbs LLC17 February 201117 February 2011Bureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/Exploration
DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2013-0037-DNADNAORNI 47 LLC22 May 201323 May 2013Bureau of Land ManagementGeothermal/Well FieldDrilling Methods
NVN-088205EAOrmat Technologies Inc5 November 200913 January 2010BLM Stillwater Field OfficeGeothermal/ExplorationExploratory Well
Observation Wells
Thermal Gradient Holes

Exploration Activities (0)

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