Nevada Great Basin Play Fairway Analysis - Reports & Appendices Faulds-DE-EE0006731-Report-v2.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. Discovering Blind Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin Region: An Integrated Geologic and Geophysical Approach for Establishing Geothermal Play Fairways. Discusses project activities, methodology, results, and recommendations.

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

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Original ID f0000002-58cc-4372-a567-000000000756
Index Date 2019-10-11T13:31:32-06:00
Original Format ISO-USGIN
Original Version 1.2


Name James Faulds
Position primary contact
Organization Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology

Geographic Extent

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