Geology

The following lists a sampling of geologic investigations,  primarily in Nevada spanning a range of topics including the relationship of hydrothermal systems and mineral deposits and use of geologic studies to locate and assess geothermal systems.

The photo depicts various thermal water deposit types used in exploration and assessment of geothermal systems.

Faulds, J.E.,  N. Hinz, C. Kreemer, and M. Coolbaugh, 2012.  Regional Patterns of Geothermal Activity in the Great Basin Region, Western USA: Correlation With Strain Rates.  Geothermal Resources Council 36:  897-902.

Faulds, J., Garside, L., Ramelli, A., and Coolbaugh, M., 2012 (in prep).  Preliminary geologic map of the Desert Peak-Bradys geothermal fields, Churchill County, Nevada.  Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Map.

2012

2012

Faulds, J.E., N.H. Hinz, M.F. Coolbaugh, P.H. Cashman, C. Kratt, G. Dering, J. Edwards, B. Mayhew, and H. McLachlan, 2011.  Assessment of Favorable Structural Settings of Geothermal Systems in the Great Basin, Western USA.  Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 35: 777-783.

2011

Coolbaugh, M.F., Vikre, P.G., and Faulds, J.E., 2011, Young (≤ 7 Ma) gold deposits and active geothermal systems of the Great Basin: enigmas, questions, and underdeveloped exploration potential: in Steininger, R. and Pennell, B., eds., Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2010: Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny, Reno, Nevada, May 14-22, 2010, p. 845-859.

2011

Faulds, J.E., Hinz, N.H., Coolbaugh, M.F., Cashman, P.H., and Kratt, C., 2011, Assessment of favorable structural settings of geothermal systems in the Great Basin region, western USA: Abstract with Programs – Geological Society of America, v. 43, n. 5, p. 39.

2011

Faulds, J.E., Hinz, N.H., Coolbaugh, M.F., Cashman, P.H., Kratt, C., Derling, G., Edwards, J., Mayhew, B., and McLachlan, H., 2011, Assessment of favorable structural settings of geothermal systems in the Great Basin, western USA: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 35, p. 777-783.

2011

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M.F., and Hinz, N.H., 2011, Structural investigations of Great Basin geothermal fields: in Steininger, R. and Pennell, B., eds., Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2010: Great Basin Evolution and Metallogeny, Reno, Nevada, May 14-22, 2010, p. 361-372.

2011

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M., Bouchot, V., Moeck, I., and Oğuz, K., 2010, Characterizing structural controls of geothermal reservoirs in the Basin and Range, USA, and western Turkey: developing successful exploration strategies in extended terranes: Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, 25-29 April 2010, 11 p.

2010

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M., Moeck, I., and Hinz, N.H., 2010, Structural investigations of geothermal fields: applications and implications: Abstract with Programs – Geological Society of America, v. 42, n. 5, p. 673.

2010

Machare, J., and M. Coolbaugh. 2010.  Neotectonico de las Areas de Recursos Geotermicos del sur del Peru. XV Congreso Peruano de Geología. Resúmenes Extendidos. Sociedad Geológica del Perú, Pub. Esp. N° 9 (2010), Cusco p. 1128-1131

2010

Macharé, J. and Coolbaugh, M., 2010, Marco neotectónico de las áreas de recursos geotérmicos del sur del Perú; [Extended Abstract] XV Peruvian Geological Congress, Cusco, Perú, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2010: Sociedad Geológica del Peru, Publicación Especial No. 9

2010

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M.F., Benoit, D., Oppliger, G., Perkins, M., Moeck, I., and Drakos, P., 2010, Structural controls of geothermal activity in the northern Hot Springs Mountains, western Nevada: the tale of three geothermal systems (Brady’s, Desert Peak, and Desert Queen): Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 34, p. 675-683.

2010

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M., Bouchot, V., and Moeck, I., 2009, Structural Controls of Geothermal Reservoirs in Extensional Tectonic Settings: Developing Successful Exploration Strategies, in Huenges E. and Bruhn D., eds., Conference Contributions of the I-GET Final Conference, 23-24 February 2009, Potsdam, Germany, p. 51-53.

2009

Faulds, J., Coolbaugh, M.F., Vice, G.S., and Bouchot, V., 2008, Characterizing controls of geothermal systems through integrated geologic and geophysical studies: Developing recipes for successful exploration of conventional and unconventional geothermal systems: [abstract] 70th EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers) Conference and Exhibition SPE EUROPEC 2008, Rome, Italy, June 9-12, 2008.

2008

Vice, G., Faulds, J., Ehni, W., and M. Coolbaugh, 2007. Structural Controls of a Blind Geothermal System in the Northern Pyramid Lake Area, Northwestern Nevada.  Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 31: 133-137.

2007

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M.F., and Vice, G.S., 2006, Geologic and geophysical analyses of geothermal fields in the northwestern Great Basin, western USA: characterizing structural and tectonic controls: Abstract, Enhanced Geothermal Innovative Network for Europe (ENGINE) Workshop 1, Defining, Exploring, Imaging and Assessing Reservoirs for Potential Heat Exchange: Potsdam, Germany, November 6-8, p. 29.

2006

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M.F., Vice, G.S., and M.L. Edwards, 2006. Characterizing Structural Controls of Geothermal Fields in the Northwestern Great Basin: A Progress Report.  Transactions Geothermal Resources Council 30: 69-76.

2006

Coolbaugh, M.F., Arehart, G.B., Faulds, J.E., and Garside, L.J., 2005, Geothermal systems in the Great Basin, western United States: Modern analogues to the roles of magmatism, structure, and regional tectonics in the formation of gold deposits, in Rhoden H.N., Steininger, R.C., and Vikre, P.G., eds., Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2005: Window to the World, Reno, Nevada, May 2005, p. 1063-1082.

2005

Faulds, J.E., Henry, C.D., Coolbaugh, M.F., and Garside, L.J., 2005, Influence of the Late Cenozoic strain field and tectonic setting on geothermal activity and mineralization in the northwestern Great Basin: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 29, p. 353-358.

2005

Faulds, J.E., Henry, C.D., Coolbaugh, M.F., Garside, L.J., Castor, S.B., 2005, Late Cenozoic strain field and tectonic setting of the northwestern Great Basin, western USA: Implications for geothermal activity and mineralization, in Rhoden, H.N., Steininger, R.C., and Vikre, P.G., eds., Geological Society of Nevada Symposium 2005: Window to the World, Reno, Nevada, May 2005, p. 1091-1104.

2005

Coolbaugh, M.F., Sladek, C., Kratt, C., and G. Edmondo, 2004, Digital mapping of structurally controlled geothermal features with GPS units and pocket computers: Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2004, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions 28: 321-325.

2004

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M., Henry, C.D., and Blewitt, G., 2004, Why is Nevada in hot water? Relations between plate boundary motions, the Walker Lane, and geothermal activity in the northern Great Basin: Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, v. 36, n. 4, p. 27-28.

2004

Carlson, Steven R.; Roberts, Jeffery J.; Detwiler, Russell L.; Burton, Elizabeth A.; Robertson-Tait, Ann; Morris, Christy; Kasameyer, Paul.  2004. Fracture Permeability Evolution in Rock from the Desert Peak EGS Site. Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, Vol. 28, p.279-284.

2004

Faulds, J.E., Coolbaugh, M., Blewitt, G., and Henry, C.D., 2004, Why is Nevada in hot water? Structural controls and tectonic model of geothermal systems in the northwestern Great Basin: Proceedings, Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2004, Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 28, p. 649-654.

2004

Coolbaugh, M., 2003, Regional Geologic Controls, Geochemical Characteristics, and Thermal Infrared Signatures of Geothermal Systems of the Great Basin: GSN Newsletter (Geological Society of Nevada), v. 17, n. 1, p. 3.

2003

Blewitt, G., Coolbaugh, M., Sawatzky, D., Holt, W., Davis, J., and Bennett, R., 2003, Targeting of potential geothermal resources in the Great Basin from regional to basin-scale relationships between geodetic strain and geological structures. Geothermal Resources Council Transaction27:  3-7.

2003

Blewitt, G., Coolbaugh, M.F., Holt, W., Kreemer, C., Davis, J.L., and Bennett, R.A., 2002, Targeting of potential geothermal resources in the Great Basin from regional relationships between geodetic strain and geological structures: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 26, p. 523-525.

2002

Goff, F., Gardner, J.N., Hulen, J.B., Nielson, D.L., Charles, R., WoldeGabriel, G., Vuataz, F.-D., Musgrave, J.A., Shevenell, L., and Kennedy, B.M., 1992, The Valles caldera hydrothermal system, past and present, New Mexico, USA: Scientific Drilling, 3: 181-204.

1992

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