An Electromagnetic (EM 60) Survey of the McCoy Geothermal Prospect, Nevada

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Author: Michael Wilt, Ramsey Haught, Norman E. Goldstein
Description:Abstract: A frequency-domain electromagnetic survey was conducted at 19 stations over a 200 km2 area encompassing the McCoy geothermal prospect, Churchill County, central Nevada. The McCoy area is characterized by high heat flow, mercury mineralization, and recent volcanics. Three horizontal-loop transmitters were used with receivers from 0.5 to more than 4.0 km from the loops.Receiver stations were arranged along a pair of crossing north-south and east-west lines. Data were interpreted first with a simple apparent resistivity formula and then with a least-squares lumped-model inversion program.The rough terrain and complex geology introduce an element of uncertainty to the interpretations. To download this resource, please see the link provided.
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Organization Name: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Street: UNR MS 178
City: Reno
State: NV
Zip: 89557
Phone: 775-784-6691
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North Bounding Latitude: 40.8993
South Bounding Latitude: 39.1666
East Bounding Longitude: -115.686
West Bounding Longitude: -118.015