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Title: NV PFA Regional Data

This project focused on defining geothermal play fairways and development of a detailed geothermal potential map of a large transect across the Great Basin region (96,000 km2), with the primary objective of facilitating discovery of commercial-grade, blind geothermal fields (i.e. systems with no surface hot springs or fumaroles) and thereby accelerating geothermal development in this promising region. Data included in this submission consists of: structural settings (target areas, recency of faulting, slip and dilation potential, slip rates, quality), regional-scale strain rates, earthquake density and magnitude, gravity data, temperature at 3 km depth, permeability models, favorability models, degree of exploration and exploration opportunities, data from springs and wells, transmission lines and wilderness areas, and published maps and theses for the Nevada Play Fairway area.
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Specialized Mix
Research Org:
DOE Geothermal Data Repository; Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Geothermal Technologies Program (EE-2C)
Contributing Orgs:
Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Country of Publication:
United States
15 Geothermal Energy; geothermal; Nevada; Earthquakes; quaternary faults; geodetic strain; gravity; favorability; permeability; wells; springs; structures; transmission lines; exploration; wilderness; heat; ISO 240; ISO 267; HGM; gravity stations; strain rate; MT Stations; quaternary; faults; slip rate; summed slip; dilation tendency; error; direct evidence; input; model; degree of exploration; earthquakes; magnitude; depth; location; fairway; nevada; benchmarks; 130C; Combined Permeability; fault; buffer; Exploration Opportunities; anomalous values; power plants; great basin; geothermal systems; 3km; temperature model; quaternary fault; recency; study; horizontal; gradient; 2.40g/cc; phase 2; second invariant; horizontal gravity gradient; regional permeability; earthquake; dilation potential; slip rates; slip tendency; summed dilation; fault name; power; transmission; 20km; temperature; geothermometer; forest service; BLM; USFS; NDOT; roads; mxd; map; arcgis; mpk; map package