Nevada Great Basin Play Fairway Analysis - Reports & Appendices Appendix A - Carson Sink Seismic Profiles_NEW-v1.pdf

This project focused on defining geothermal play fairways and development of a detailed geothermal potential map of a large transect across the Great Basin region (96,000 km2), with the primary objective of facilitating discovery of commercial-grade, blind geothermal fields (i.e. systems with no surface hot springs or fumaroles) and thereby accelerating geothermal development in this promising region. Data included in this submission consists of: structural settings (target areas, recency of faulting, slip and dilation potential, slip rates, quality), regional-scale strain rates, earthquake density and magnitude, gravity data, temperature at 3 km depth, permeability models, favorability models, degree of exploration and exploration opportunities, data from springs and wells, transmission lines and wilderness areas, and published maps and theses for the Nevada Play Fairway area. Generalized geologic map of the Carson Sink, showing locations of interpreted seismic reflection profiles, Quaternary faults, and depth of Mesozoic basement. Existing geothermal power plants and wells with available data from logs, cuttings, or core are also shown. 17 seismic profiles are additionally included.

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Citation Date 2016-04-05T00:00:00-06:00

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Original ID f0000000-58cc-4372-a567-000000000756
Index Date 2019-10-11T13:31:32-06:00
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2

Author

Name James Faulds
Position primary contact
Organization Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Email jfaulds@unr.edu

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North Bound 41.635361751608
South Bound 38.082908900519
East Bound -114.30035
West Bound -120.002153125