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Mining the earth's heat in the basin and range

Bulletin. Geothermal Resources Council

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Abstract

The Geothermal Program of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is revisiting the Basin and Range Province after a hiatus of over a decade. The Basin and Range is a region of Neogene extension and generally high, but regionally and locally variable heat flow. The northern Basin and Range (Great Basin) has higher mean elevation and more intense Quaternary extension than does the southern Basin and Range, and a somewhat higher average heat flow. Present geothermal electric power generation (500+ MW) is entirely from hydrothermal systems of the Great Basin. The USGS is seeking industrial partners to investigate the potential for new hydrothermal reservoirs and to develop the technology to enhance the productivity of existing reservoirs.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mining the earth's heat in the basin and range
Series title:
Bulletin. Geothermal Resources Council
Volume
24
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1995
Language:
English
Publisher:
Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location:
Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
125
Last page:
129
Number of Pages:
5