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New River Geothermal Exploration (Ram Power Inc.)
The New River Geothermal Exploration (DOE Award No. EE0002843) is located approximately 25km south of the Salton Sea, near town of Brawley in Imperial County and approximately 150km east of San Diego, California. A total of 182 MT Logger sites were completed covering the two separate Mesquite and New River grids. The data was collected over a frequency range of 320Hz to 0.001Hz with variable site spacing. A number of different inversion algorithms in 1D, 2D and 3D were used to produce resistivity-depth profiles and maps of subsurface resistivity variations over the survey area. For 2D inversions, a total of eighteen lines were constructed in east-west and north-south orientations crossing the entire survey area. For MT 3D inversion, the New River property was divided in two sub-grids, Mesquite and New River areas. The report comprises of two parts. For the first part, inversions and geophysical interpretation results are presented with some recommendations of the potential targets for future follow up on the property. The second part of the report describes logistics of the survey, survey parameters, methodology and the survey results (data) in digital documents. The report reviews a Spartan MT survey carried out by Quantec Geoscience Limited over themore »
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- USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Office (EE-4G)
- 15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; Magnetotelluric Survey; MT Survey; Resistivity; Mesquite; New River; North America; Imperial County; Electronic Data Exchange; EDI; Spacial Model; Spacial Modeling; SDM; Seismic Reflection Survey; Faults; Brawley; California; report; Site Names; Daily Survey Notes; Parallel Sensor Test; Spatial Modeling; Survey Files; 1D; Depth Profiles; Resistivity Models; 2D; 3D; Depth Plan Maps; Maps; GeoSoft; Geophysical Modeling Tools; Geotools; GoCad; software; Appendix; Vibration monitoring; Survey Notes
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