Active Faulting and Stress Redistributions in the Dixie Valley, Beowawe, and Bradys Geothermal Fields: Implications for Geothermal Exploration in the Basin and Range

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Author: Caskey, S.J., Wesnousky, S.G.
Description:Detailed and preliminary field investigations delineating the most recent fault ruptures in vicinity of the Dixie Valley, Beowawe, and Bradys geothermal fields allow an assessment of static stress changes and their possible influences on the geothermal environments. Our models for the Dixie Valley and Beowawe regions show increased failure stress on faults and fractures associated with the geothermal reservoirs with contributions from both increased shear stress and decreased fault-normal stress.
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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: 40.1771
South Bounding Latitude: 39.0089
East Bounding Longitude: -117.416
West Bounding Longitude: -119.372