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Title: Tuscarora area, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case history, northern basin and range. Final report, 1 October 1978-9 September 1980

Abstract

The Tuscarora prospect is located at the north end of Independence Valley approximately 90 km north-northwest of Elko, Nevada. Geothermal exploration on the prospect consisted of an integrated program of geologic, hydrogeochemical and soil geochemistry studies. Geophysical exploration included heatflow studies, aeromagnetic, self-potential, gravity, dipole-dipole resistivity and magnetotelluric surveys. Exploration drilling includes thirty-two shallow thermal gradient holes, six intermediate depth temperature gradient wells and one 5454 foot test for discovery well. Shallow low-temperature reservoirs were encountered in the Tertiary rocks and in the Paleozoic rocks immediately beneath the Tertiary. Drilling problems forced the deep well to be stopped before the high-temperature reservoir was reached.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
AMAX Exploration, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6254536
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/27011-1
ON: DE82001328
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-79ET27011
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; NEVADA; GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYS; GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL WELLS; GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION; GRAVITY SURVEYS; HEAT FLOW; HYDROLOGY; MAGNETIC SURVEYS; MAGNETOTELLURIC SURVEYS; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; RESISTIVITY SURVEYS; SELF-POTENTIAL SURVEYS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; WELL DRILLING; WELL LOGGING; DRILLING; ELECTRICAL SURVEYS; ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEYS; EXPLORATION; NORTH AMERICA; SURVEYS; USA; WELLS; WESTERN REGION; Geothermal Legacy; 150300* - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology

Citation Formats

Pilkington, H.D. Tuscarora area, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case history, northern basin and range. Final report, 1 October 1978-9 September 1980. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6254536.
Pilkington, H.D. Tuscarora area, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case history, northern basin and range. Final report, 1 October 1978-9 September 1980. United States. doi:10.2172/6254536.
Pilkington, H.D. Sat . "Tuscarora area, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case history, northern basin and range. Final report, 1 October 1978-9 September 1980". United States. doi:10.2172/6254536. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6254536.
@article{osti_6254536,
title = {Tuscarora area, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case history, northern basin and range. Final report, 1 October 1978-9 September 1980},
author = {Pilkington, H.D.},
abstractNote = {The Tuscarora prospect is located at the north end of Independence Valley approximately 90 km north-northwest of Elko, Nevada. Geothermal exploration on the prospect consisted of an integrated program of geologic, hydrogeochemical and soil geochemistry studies. Geophysical exploration included heatflow studies, aeromagnetic, self-potential, gravity, dipole-dipole resistivity and magnetotelluric surveys. Exploration drilling includes thirty-two shallow thermal gradient holes, six intermediate depth temperature gradient wells and one 5454 foot test for discovery well. Shallow low-temperature reservoirs were encountered in the Tertiary rocks and in the Paleozoic rocks immediately beneath the Tertiary. Drilling problems forced the deep well to be stopped before the high-temperature reservoir was reached.},
doi = {10.2172/6254536},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1981},
month = {Sat Aug 01 00:00:00 EDT 1981}
}

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