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Gravity, depth to consolidated rock, and soil temperature in the Elko area, northeastern Nevada

IMAP 1900

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Abstract

The Elko area, in northeastern Navada, lies in a northeast-trending structural valley that is filled with Quaternary deposits and Tertiary sedimentary rocks to a maximum depth of about 4,500 feet. The deepest part of the valley is centered west of Elko. The valley-fill deposits in the remainder of the valley have an average depth of about 2,500 feet. 

The depth estimates were made from about 200 gravity measurements. Depths were calculated using a three-dimentional gravity inversion model and correlate fairly well with data from an oil test well drilled near Elko. 

Soil Temperature measurements, made at a depth of 6.6 feet (2 meeters) at 35 locations in the study area, indicate a major thermal anomaly (66 degrees Celsius) southwest of Elko, an area of known hot-spring activity. 

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Gravity, depth to consolidated rock, and soil temperature in the Elko area, northeastern Nevada
Series title:
IMAP
Series number:
1900
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
31.69 x 36.67 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
Other Geospatial:
Elko Area
Scale:
1
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N