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Integrated exploration for low-temperature geothermal resources in the Honey Lake Basin, California

Geophysical Prospecting

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Abstract

An integrated exploration study is presented to locate low-temperature geothermal reservoirs in the Honey Lake area of northern California. Regional studies to locate the geothermal resources included gravity, infra-red, water-temperature, and water-quality analyses. Five anomalies were mapped from resistivity surveys. Additional study of three anomalies by temperature-gradient and seismic methods was undertaken to define structure and potential of the geothermal resource. The gravity data show a graben structure in the area. Seismic reflection data indicate faults associated with surface-resistivity and temperature-gradient data. The data support the interpretation that the shallow reservoirs are replenished along the fault zones by deeply circulating heated meteoric waters. -Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Integrated exploration for low-temperature geothermal resources in the Honey Lake Basin, California
Series title:
Geophysical Prospecting
Volume
39
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
279
Last page:
291
Number of Pages:
13