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Title: Evaluation of low-temperature geothermal potential in Utah and Goshen Valleys and adjacent areas, Utah. Part II. Water temperature and chemistry

Abstract

Geothermal reconnaissance techniques have identified five areas in Utah County warranting further investigation for low-temperature geothermal resources. One area in northern Utah Valley is along Utah Lake fault zone and includes Saratoga Hot Springs. Water temperatures within this area range from 21 to 43/sup 0/C. Common ion analyses as well as B and Li concentrations indicate waters sampled in this area are anomalous when compared to other samples from the same aquifer. Two other areas in southern Utah Valley also coincide with the Utah Lake fault zone. Common ion analyses, trace element concentrations, and C1/HCO/sub 3/ ratios distinguish these areas from all other waters in this valley. Temperatures within these southern areas range from 21 to 32/sup 0/C. All three thermal areas are possibly the result of deep circulation of meteoric water being warmed and subsequently migrating upward within the Utah Lake fault zone. The Castilla Hot Springs area has been expanded by this study to include a spring located 3 mi further up Spanish Fork Canyon near the Thistle earthflow. A temperature of 50/sup 0/C was recorded for this spring and chemistry is similar to Castilla. In Goshen Valley, the fifth geothermal area identified, measured temperatures range from 20more » to 27/sup 0/C for some wells and springs. Chemical analyses, however, do not discern the location of low-temperature geothermal reservoirs. 18 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Salt Lake City (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5583352
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/28393-T7
ON: DE85009344
DOE Contract Number:  
AS07-77ET28393
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Report of Investigations No. 191
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; HOT SPRINGS; WATER CHEMISTRY; UTAH; GEOTHERMAL FIELDS; CATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THERMAL WATERS; TRACE AMOUNTS; CHARGED PARTICLES; CHEMISTRY; DATA; FEDERAL REGION VIII; INFORMATION; IONS; NORTH AMERICA; NUMERICAL DATA; THERMAL SPRINGS; USA; WATER SPRINGS; Geothermal Legacy; 150302* - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology- Geochemical Techniques & Surveys; 150101 - Geothermal Energy- Resources & Availability- USA- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Klauk, R H, and Davis, D A. Evaluation of low-temperature geothermal potential in Utah and Goshen Valleys and adjacent areas, Utah. Part II. Water temperature and chemistry. United States: N. p., 1984. Web. doi:10.2172/5583352.
Klauk, R H, & Davis, D A. Evaluation of low-temperature geothermal potential in Utah and Goshen Valleys and adjacent areas, Utah. Part II. Water temperature and chemistry. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5583352
Klauk, R H, and Davis, D A. Sat . "Evaluation of low-temperature geothermal potential in Utah and Goshen Valleys and adjacent areas, Utah. Part II. Water temperature and chemistry". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/5583352. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5583352.
@article{osti_5583352,
title = {Evaluation of low-temperature geothermal potential in Utah and Goshen Valleys and adjacent areas, Utah. Part II. Water temperature and chemistry},
author = {Klauk, R H and Davis, D A},
abstractNote = {Geothermal reconnaissance techniques have identified five areas in Utah County warranting further investigation for low-temperature geothermal resources. One area in northern Utah Valley is along Utah Lake fault zone and includes Saratoga Hot Springs. Water temperatures within this area range from 21 to 43/sup 0/C. Common ion analyses as well as B and Li concentrations indicate waters sampled in this area are anomalous when compared to other samples from the same aquifer. Two other areas in southern Utah Valley also coincide with the Utah Lake fault zone. Common ion analyses, trace element concentrations, and C1/HCO/sub 3/ ratios distinguish these areas from all other waters in this valley. Temperatures within these southern areas range from 21 to 32/sup 0/C. All three thermal areas are possibly the result of deep circulation of meteoric water being warmed and subsequently migrating upward within the Utah Lake fault zone. The Castilla Hot Springs area has been expanded by this study to include a spring located 3 mi further up Spanish Fork Canyon near the Thistle earthflow. A temperature of 50/sup 0/C was recorded for this spring and chemistry is similar to Castilla. In Goshen Valley, the fifth geothermal area identified, measured temperatures range from 20 to 27/sup 0/C for some wells and springs. Chemical analyses, however, do not discern the location of low-temperature geothermal reservoirs. 18 refs., 7 figs., 5 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/5583352},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5583352}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {12}
}