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Title: Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)

Data generated from the Alum Innovative Exploration Project, one of several promising geothermal properties located in the middle to upper Miocene (~11-5 Ma, or million years BP) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC) of the Walker Lane structural belt in Esmeralda County, west-central Nevada. The geothermal system at Alum is wholly concealed; its upper reaches discovered in the late 1970s during a regional thermal-gradient drilling campaign. The prospect boasts several shallow thermal-gradient (TG) boreholes with TG >75oC/km (and as high as 440oC/km) over 200-m intervals in the depth range 0-600 m. Possibly boiling water encountered at 239 m depth in one of these boreholes returned chemical- geothermometry values in the range 150-230oC. GeothermEx (2008) has estimated the electrical- generation capacity of the current Alum leasehold at 33 megawatts for 20 years; and the corresponding value for the broader thermal anomaly extending beyond the property at 73 megawatts for the same duration.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
269
DOE Contract Number:
EE0002845
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Ram Power, Inc.
Collaborations:
Ram Power, Inc.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
Subject:
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; Gravity; Magnetics; MT; Geochemistry; Regional Temperature; Resource Model; Well Data; Geology; upper Miocene; Silver Peak; Lone Mountain; Walker Lane; Alum; Esmeralda County; Nevada; Gravity Survey; Grid; Terrain; 5km; 10km; Upward Continued Regional Residual; Bouger; Horizontal Gravity Gradient; North America; Imperial County; Grav-Mag; Magnetic; 3D; Profile; Profiles; Round 1; 2009; Round 2; 2010; magnetotellurics; Inversion; 30 ohm; 100 ohm; 300 ohm; ZTEM; Chemistry; Geothermometry; Temperature; hole 56-29; Historic; Shallow; Well Logs; Modern; Well data; well logs; geologic; geomechanics; geophysical; 25-29; 26-19; report; executive summary; maps; sections; Photos; Photographs; Pictures
OSTI Identifier:
1148793

Miller, Clay. Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.). United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15121/1148793.
Miller, Clay. Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.). United States. doi:10.15121/1148793.
Miller, Clay. 2010. "Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)". United States. doi:10.15121/1148793. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1148793.
@misc{osti_1148793,
title = {Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.)},
author = {Miller, Clay},
abstractNote = {Data generated from the Alum Innovative Exploration Project, one of several promising geothermal properties located in the middle to upper Miocene (~11-5 Ma, or million years BP) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC) of the Walker Lane structural belt in Esmeralda County, west-central Nevada. The geothermal system at Alum is wholly concealed; its upper reaches discovered in the late 1970s during a regional thermal-gradient drilling campaign. The prospect boasts several shallow thermal-gradient (TG) boreholes with TG >75oC/km (and as high as 440oC/km) over 200-m intervals in the depth range 0-600 m. Possibly boiling water encountered at 239 m depth in one of these boreholes returned chemical- geothermometry values in the range 150-230oC. GeothermEx (2008) has estimated the electrical- generation capacity of the current Alum leasehold at 33 megawatts for 20 years; and the corresponding value for the broader thermal anomaly extending beyond the property at 73 megawatts for the same duration.},
doi = {10.15121/1148793},
year = {2010},
month = {1} }
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