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Title: Geothermal investigations at Crystal Hot Springs, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 139

Abstract

The Crystal Hot Springs geothermal system is located in southern Salt Lake County, Utah 22.5 km (14 miles) south of Salt Lake City near the town of Draper. 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 springs are located north of an east-west trending horst known as the Traverse Range. The range is intermediate in elevation between the Wasatch Range to the east and the valley grabens to the north and south. A series of northeast striking normal faults with a combined displacement of at least 90/sup 0/m (3000 ft) separate the horst from the Jordan Valley graben to the north. The spring system is located between two closely spaced range-front faults where the faults are intersected by a north-northeast striking fault. The fractured Paleozoic quartzite bedrock 25 m (80 ft) beneath the surface leaks thermal water into the overlying unconsolidated material and the springs issue along zones of weaknesses in the relatively impermeable confining zone that parallel the bedrock faults. Meteoric water from the Wasatch Range is warmed in the normal geothermal gradient ofmore » the province (approximately 32/sup 0/C/km) as the water circulates to a minimum depth of approximately 2.5 km (1.55 miles) via an undetermined path through aquifers and faults. Data collected at the Crystal Hot Springs system under the DOE state coupled program are 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:
6665321
Report Number(s):
DOE/ET/28393-16
DOE Contract Number:  
AS07-77ET28393
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS; GRAVITY SURVEYS; MAGNETIC SURVEYS; UTAH; GEOLOGY; THERMAL SPRINGS; BOREHOLES; DRAWDOWN; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOTHERMAL GRADIENTS; LITHOLOGY; MAPS; METEORIC WATER; QUARTZITES; TEMPERATURE LOGGING; WATER WELLS; CAVITIES; ENERGY SYSTEMS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; GROUND WATER; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; METAMORPHIC ROCKS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; ROCKS; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SURVEYS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; USA; WATER; WATER SPRINGS; WELL LOGGING; WELLS; Geothermal Legacy

Citation Formats

Murphy, P J, and Gwynn, J W. Geothermal investigations at Crystal Hot Springs, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 139. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6665321.
Murphy, P J, & Gwynn, J W. Geothermal investigations at Crystal Hot Springs, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 139. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6665321
Murphy, P J, and Gwynn, J W. Mon . "Geothermal investigations at Crystal Hot Springs, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 139". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6665321. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6665321.
@article{osti_6665321,
title = {Geothermal investigations at Crystal Hot Springs, Salt Lake County, Utah. Report of Investigation No. 139},
author = {Murphy, P J and Gwynn, J W},
abstractNote = {The Crystal Hot Springs geothermal system is located in southern Salt Lake County, Utah 22.5 km (14 miles) south of Salt Lake City near the town of Draper. 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 springs are located north of an east-west trending horst known as the Traverse Range. The range is intermediate in elevation between the Wasatch Range to the east and the valley grabens to the north and south. A series of northeast striking normal faults with a combined displacement of at least 90/sup 0/m (3000 ft) separate the horst from the Jordan Valley graben to the north. The spring system is located between two closely spaced range-front faults where the faults are intersected by a north-northeast striking fault. The fractured Paleozoic quartzite bedrock 25 m (80 ft) beneath the surface leaks thermal water into the overlying unconsolidated material and the springs issue along zones of weaknesses in the relatively impermeable confining zone that parallel the bedrock faults. Meteoric water from the Wasatch Range is warmed in the normal geothermal gradient of the province (approximately 32/sup 0/C/km) as the water circulates to a minimum depth of approximately 2.5 km (1.55 miles) via an undetermined path through aquifers and faults. Data collected at the Crystal Hot Springs system under the DOE state coupled program are presented for use by individuals interested in the system.},
doi = {10.2172/6665321},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6665321}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {10}
}