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Title: 3D Model of the San Emidio Geothermal Area

The San Emidio geothermal system is characterized by a left-step in a west-dipping normal fault system that bounds the western side of the Lake Range. The 3D geologic model consists of 5 geologic units and 55 faults. Overlying Jurrassic-Triassic metasedimentary basement is a ~500 m-1000 m thick section of the Miocene lower Pyramid sequence, pre- syn-extensional Quaternary sedimentary rocks and post-extensional Quaternary rocks. 15-30º eastward dip of the stratigraphy is controlled by the predominant west-dipping fault set. Both geothermal production and injection are concentrated north of the step over in an area of closely spaced west dipping normal faults.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
365
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002748
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; University of Nevada Reno
Collaborations:
University of Nevada Reno
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; San Emidio Geothermal Area; 3D Model
OSTI Identifier:
1136724

James E. Faulds. 3D Model of the San Emidio Geothermal Area. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15121/1136724.
James E. Faulds. 3D Model of the San Emidio Geothermal Area. United States. doi:10.15121/1136724.
James E. Faulds. 2013. "3D Model of the San Emidio Geothermal Area". United States. doi:10.15121/1136724. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1136724.
@misc{osti_1136724,
title = {3D Model of the San Emidio Geothermal Area},
author = {James E. Faulds},
abstractNote = {The San Emidio geothermal system is characterized by a left-step in a west-dipping normal fault system that bounds the western side of the Lake Range. The 3D geologic model consists of 5 geologic units and 55 faults. Overlying Jurrassic-Triassic metasedimentary basement is a ~500 m-1000 m thick section of the Miocene lower Pyramid sequence, pre- syn-extensional Quaternary sedimentary rocks and post-extensional Quaternary rocks. 15-30º eastward dip of the stratigraphy is controlled by the predominant west-dipping fault set. Both geothermal production and injection are concentrated north of the step over in an area of closely spaced west dipping normal faults.},
doi = {10.15121/1136724},
year = {2013},
month = {12} }
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