Project HOTSPOT: Kimama Well Core and Drill Site Photos CS_5036_1_B_427_3_1.jpg

The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Kimama drill site was set up to acquire a continuous record of basaltic volcanism along the central volcanic axis and to test the extent of geothermal resources beneath the Snake River aquifer. This submission includes photos of the core samples taken from the Kimberly drill hole. Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta

*Note - The archive file "" contains all of the photos associated with this submission in a more easily downloaded format Core scan from Kimama well.

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Citation Date 2011-01-16T00:00:00-07:00

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