Geologic Characterization of Pre-Tertiary Rocks at the Desert Peak East EGS Project Site, Churchill County, Nevada

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Author: Robertson-Tait, Ann, Schochet, D., Schriener Jr., A., and Lutz, S.J.
Description:A DOE-Industry cost-shared project is underway at Desert Peak East, located within the Hot Springs Mountains, northwestern Churchill County, approximately 50 miles (80.5 km) east-northeast of Reno, Nevada. The potential reservoir under investigations contained within pre-Tertiary metamorphic and granitic rocks with temperatures exceeding 400 F (204 C). The purpose of the geologic study is to determine the lateral and vertical extent of basement lithologies, and the character and mineralogy of natural fracturing in the rocks to identify suitable targets for hydrofracturing and stimulation in subsequent phases of this enhanced geothermal system (EGS) project. To download this resource, please see the link provided.
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Organization Name: Arizona Geological Survey
Street: 416 W. Congress St. Ste. 100
City: Tucson
State: Arizona
Zip: 85701
Phone: 520-770-3500
Geographic Extent
North Bounding Latitude: 39.7403
South Bounding Latitude: 39.4567
East Bounding Longitude: -118.31
West Bounding Longitude: -118.667