A Magnetotelluric Study of the Stillwater Soda Lakes, Nevada, Geothermal Area

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Author: J. G. Rosenbaum, R. R. Wahl, W. D. Stanley
Description:The Stillwater-Soda Lakes K.G.R.A. (Known Geothermal Resource area) is located in the Carson Desert of west central Nevada, near the town of Fallen (figure 1). Two thermal areas have been mapped by shallow drilling. Near the farming community of Stillwater, an area of about 70 km has been mapped with groundwater hotter than 20 C and as hot as 80 C or slightly hotter in the center of the anomaly (Olmstead, et. al., 1975). The MT method was selected as a tool to study the geothermal area, both to define the extent of the mapped thermal anomalies and to determine the broader nature of the thermal regime and possibly the source of the anomalous heat flow.
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Organization Name: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
Street: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology
City: Reno
State: NV
Zip: 89557
Phone: 775-784-6691
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 39.60780425
South Bounding Latitude: 39.4383142415
East Bounding Longitude: -118.731994629
West Bounding Longitude: -119.094543457