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Title: Geothermal investigation of the Warm Springs Fault Geothermal System, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 140

Abstract

The Warm Spring Fault geothermal system is located in northern Salt Lake County at the northern limit of the Salt Lake City corporate boundary. The system is immediately west of the Wasatch Mountains at the easternmost edge of the Basin and Range physiographic province within an active seismic zone referred to as the intermountain seismic belt. The thermal springs of the system are located at the western edge of the Salt Lake salient that is intermediate in elevation between the Wasatch Range to the east and the deep valley graben to the west. Displacement from the salient into the graben occurs along two faults. The Warm Springs Fault has a minimum displacement of approximately 180 m (600 ft), and the down thrown block is buried beneath approximately 120 m (400 ft) of valley fill. A second fault referred to as the Hobo Springs Fault lies to the west and has a total displacement of approximately 1220 m (4000 ft). Major thermal springs appear to be located near the intersections of these major normal faults with each other and with relatively minor pre-Basin and Range structures of the salient. Recharge to the system is believed to be from an undefined sourcemore » area in the Wasatch Range, and the water is heated in the normal geothermal gradient by circulation to depths of 1.5 to 2 km. Data collected at the Warm Springs Fault geothermal system under the DOE/DGE state coupled program is presented for use by individuals interested in the system.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Salt Lake City (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6665303
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/28393-17
DOE Contract Number:  
AS07-77ET28393
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS; GEOLOGY; GRAVITY SURVEYS; TEMPERATURE SURVEYS; THERMAL SPRINGS; WATER CHEMISTRY; THERMAL WATERS; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; UTAH; DATA; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; HEAT SOURCES; LITHOLOGY; RECHARGE; SEISMICITY; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; TEMPERATURE LOGGING; ENERGY SYSTEMS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; INFORMATION; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SURVEYS; USA; WATER SPRINGS; WELL LOGGING; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Murphy, P, and Gwynn, J W. Geothermal investigation of the Warm Springs Fault Geothermal System, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 140. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6665303.
Murphy, P, & Gwynn, J W. Geothermal investigation of the Warm Springs Fault Geothermal System, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 140. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6665303
Murphy, P, and Gwynn, J W. Mon . "Geothermal investigation of the Warm Springs Fault Geothermal System, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 140". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6665303. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6665303.
@article{osti_6665303,
title = {Geothermal investigation of the Warm Springs Fault Geothermal System, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 140},
author = {Murphy, P and Gwynn, J W},
abstractNote = {The Warm Spring Fault geothermal system is located in northern Salt Lake County at the northern limit of the Salt Lake City corporate boundary. The system is immediately west of the Wasatch Mountains at the easternmost edge of the Basin and Range physiographic province within an active seismic zone referred to as the intermountain seismic belt. The thermal springs of the system are located at the western edge of the Salt Lake salient that is intermediate in elevation between the Wasatch Range to the east and the deep valley graben to the west. Displacement from the salient into the graben occurs along two faults. The Warm Springs Fault has a minimum displacement of approximately 180 m (600 ft), and the down thrown block is buried beneath approximately 120 m (400 ft) of valley fill. A second fault referred to as the Hobo Springs Fault lies to the west and has a total displacement of approximately 1220 m (4000 ft). Major thermal springs appear to be located near the intersections of these major normal faults with each other and with relatively minor pre-Basin and Range structures of the salient. Recharge to the system is believed to be from an undefined source area in the Wasatch Range, and the water is heated in the normal geothermal gradient by circulation to depths of 1.5 to 2 km. Data collected at the Warm Springs Fault geothermal system under the DOE/DGE state coupled program is presented for use by individuals interested in the system.},
doi = {10.2172/6665303},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6665303}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {10}
}