Alum Innovative Exploration Project (Ram Power Inc.) Alum Resource

Data generated from the Alum Innovative Exploration Project, one of several promising geothermal properties located in the middle to upper Miocene (~11-5 Ma, or million years BP) Silver Peak-Lone Mountain metamorphic core complex (SPCC) of the Walker Lane structural belt in Esmeralda County, west-central Nevada. The geothermal system at Alum is wholly concealed; its upper reaches discovered in the late 1970s during a regional thermal-gradient drilling campaign. The prospect boasts several shallow thermal-gradient (TG) boreholes with TG >75oC/km (and as high as 440oC/km) over 200-m intervals in the depth range 0-600 m. Possibly boiling water encountered at 239 m depth in one of these boreholes returned chemical- geothermometry values in the range 150-230oC. GeothermEx (2008) has estimated the electrical- generation capacity of the current Alum leasehold at 33 megawatts for 20 years; and the corresponding value for the broader thermal anomaly extending beyond the property at 73 megawatts for the same duration. Contains 3D Resource Model

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Citation Date 2010-05-12T00:00:00-06:00

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Original ID f0000008-58cc-4372-a567-000000000269
Index Date 2017-05-31T09:04:49-06:00
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Name Clay Miller
Position primary contact
Organization Ram Power, Inc.

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South Bound 37.908611111111
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