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Title: Baltazor KGRA and vicinity, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case study, northern Basin and Range province. Final report, 1 October 1978-31 January 1983

Abstract

The Baltazor KGRA and McGee/Painted Hills geothermal prospects are located in northern Humboldt County, Nevada along the northwestern margin of the Basin and Range province. Exploration work other than drilling has included groundwater sampling, a microearthquake study, a geologic literature search and photogeologic mapping, compilation of aeromagnetic and gravity mapping, soil mercury surveying, electrical resistivity and self-potential surveys and detailed hydrothermal alteration mapping. Exploration drilling included 27 shallow temperature gradient holes, four intermediate-depth gradient wells and one 3703-foot deep test, Baltazor 45-14. The deep test penetrated Miocene rhyolite, andesite, basalt and andesitic basalt flows before excessive hold deviation forced an end to drilling and completion as a deep temperature observation well. A temperature survey two weeks after completion obtained a 119.7/sup 0/C (247.4/sup 0/F) reading at survey total depth, 1110 m (3640 feet).

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Earth Power Production Co., Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6357716
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/27007-1
ON: DE83011574
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-79ET27007
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; NEVADA; GEOCHEMICAL SURVEYS; GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; BASALT; EXPLORATORY WELLS; GEOTHERMAL GRADIENTS; GRAVITY SURVEYS; HYDROTHERMAL ALTERATION; KGRA; MAGNETIC SURVEYS; MAPPING; MICROEARTHQUAKES; RESISTIVITY SURVEYS; SELF-POTENTIAL SURVEYS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; WELL COMPLETION; WELL DRILLING; DRILLING; EARTHQUAKES; ELECTRICAL SURVEYS; FEDERAL REGION IX; IGNEOUS ROCKS; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEISMIC EVENTS; SURVEYS; USA; VOLCANIC ROCKS; WELLS; Geothermal Legacy; 150300* - Geothermal Exploration & Exploration Technology; 150201 - Geology & Hydrology of Geothermal Systems- USA- (-1989); 150101 - Geothermal Energy- Resources & Availability- USA- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Wright, T C. Baltazor KGRA and vicinity, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case study, northern Basin and Range province. Final report, 1 October 1978-31 January 1983. United States: N. p., 1983. Web. doi:10.2172/6357716.
Wright, T C. Baltazor KGRA and vicinity, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case study, northern Basin and Range province. Final report, 1 October 1978-31 January 1983. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6357716
Wright, T C. 1983. "Baltazor KGRA and vicinity, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case study, northern Basin and Range province. Final report, 1 October 1978-31 January 1983". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6357716. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6357716.
@article{osti_6357716,
title = {Baltazor KGRA and vicinity, Nevada: geothermal reservoir assessment case study, northern Basin and Range province. Final report, 1 October 1978-31 January 1983},
author = {Wright, T C},
abstractNote = {The Baltazor KGRA and McGee/Painted Hills geothermal prospects are located in northern Humboldt County, Nevada along the northwestern margin of the Basin and Range province. Exploration work other than drilling has included groundwater sampling, a microearthquake study, a geologic literature search and photogeologic mapping, compilation of aeromagnetic and gravity mapping, soil mercury surveying, electrical resistivity and self-potential surveys and detailed hydrothermal alteration mapping. Exploration drilling included 27 shallow temperature gradient holes, four intermediate-depth gradient wells and one 3703-foot deep test, Baltazor 45-14. The deep test penetrated Miocene rhyolite, andesite, basalt and andesitic basalt flows before excessive hold deviation forced an end to drilling and completion as a deep temperature observation well. A temperature survey two weeks after completion obtained a 119.7/sup 0/C (247.4/sup 0/F) reading at survey total depth, 1110 m (3640 feet).},
doi = {10.2172/6357716},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6357716}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}