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Title: Zuni Mountains, New Mexico as a potential dry hot rock geothermal energy Site

Many of the criteria for the successful exploitation of energy from dry hot rock are met in the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico. This area falls within a broad region of abnormally high heat flow on the Colorado Plateau. Within this region, a variety of evidence indicates that local ''hot spots'' may be present. These ''hot spots'' are prime targets for dry hot rock exploration. A site-evaluation program utilizing geological, geochemical-geochronological, and geophysical techniques is proposed to delineate the optimal sites for subsequent exploratory drilling.
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Technical Report
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Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N.Mex. (USA)
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United States
15 GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; HOT-DRY-ROCK SYSTEMS; SITE SELECTION; NEW MEXICO; GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES; MOUNTAINS; USA; GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; SOUTHWEST REGION Geothermal Legacy 150101* -- Geothermal Energy-- Resources & Availability-- USA-- (-1989); 150201 -- Geology & Hydrology of Geothermal Systems-- USA-- (-1989)