Water inflow into hole UA-1, Amchitka Island, Alaska

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Abstract

Chemical composition of water samples, temperature of inflow water, and theoretical calculations were compared to evaluate the water-contributing intervals to the zone to be mined--1,782.8 to 1,798.6 meters (5,849 to 5,901 feet)--in hole UA-1, Amchitka Island, Alaska. Chemical composition and temperature of inflow water indicated the contributing zones to have a mean depth of 1,670 meters {5,478 feet) and 1,726.7 meters (5,665 feet), respectively. An unrestricted inflow rate based on this data was calculated to be 380 cubic meters per day (70 gallons per minute) which compared well with the measured restricted-inflow rate of 164 cubic meters per day (30 gallons per minute) for hole UA-1 at the end of November 1970.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Title Water inflow into hole UA-1, Amchitka Island, Alaska
DOI 10.3133/70156965
Year Published 1972
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description ii, 31 p.
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Amchitka Island, Aleutian Islands
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