Project HOTSPOT: Mountain Home Well Core and Drill Site Photos P1200339.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 Mountain Home drill hole is located along the western plain and documents older basalts overlain by sediment. This submission includes photos of the core samples taken from the Mountain Home drill hole. Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta

*Note - The archive file "MH" contains all of the photos associated with this submission in a more easily downloaded format Mountain Home drill site photos.

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Citation Date 2012-11-01T00:00:00-06:00

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Name John Shervais
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Organization Utah State University

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