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G & G research for groundwater and geothermal resource studies

Selected publication involving G & G research involving geothermal energy and resources include:

Leeman, W.P., Lewis, J.F., Evarts, R.C., Conrey, R.M., and Streck, M.J., 2005, Petrologic constraints on the thermal structure of the Cascades arc: Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, v. 140, no. 1-3, p. 67-105.

Plouff, D., 2006, Geophysical studies of the Crump Geyser known geothermal resource area, Oregon, in 1975: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1110, 51 p.,

Ponce, D.A., Watt, J.T., Casteel, J., and Logsdon, G., 2009, Physical-property measurements on core samples from drill-holes DB-1 and DB-2, Blue Mountain Geothermal Prospect:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1022, 16 p. and data table ,

Scheirer, D.S., Shank, T.M., and Fornardi, D.J., 2006, Temperature variations at diffuse and focused flow hydrothermal vent sites along the northern East Pacific Rise: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 7, no. 3, 23 p., Q03002, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001094.

Scheirer, D.S., Sweetkind, D.S., and John Miller, 2010, Multiple phases of basin formation along the Stateline fault system in the Pahrump and Mesquite Valleys, Nevada and California: Geosphere, April, 2010, v. 6, no. 2, p. 93-129, doi: 10.1130/GES00520.1.

Hydrogeology Framework Studies

Blakely, R.J., John, D.A., Box, S.E., Berger, B.R., Fleck, R.J., Ashley, R.P., Newport, G.R., and Heinemeyer, G.R., 2007, Crustal controls on magmatic-hydrothermal systems:  a geophysical comparison of White River, Washington, with Goldfield, Nevada:  Geosphere, v. 3, no. 2, p. 91-107. 

Hildenbrand, T.G., Phelps, G.A., and Mankinen, E.A., 2006, Inversion of gravity data to define the pre-Cenozoic surface and regional structures possibly influencing groundwater flow in the Rainier Mesa region, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1299, 28 p.,

McLaughlin, R.J., Langenheim, V.E., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., Fleck, R.J., McPhee, D.K., Roberts, C.W., McCabe, C.A., and Elmira W., 2008, Geologic and geophysical framework of the Santa Rosa 7.5' quadrangle, Sonoma County, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1009, 51 p., three sheets, scale 1:24,000,

McPhee, D.K., Pellerin, L., Falgas, E., Chuchel, B.A., and Dixon, G.L., 2006, Audiomagnetotellurics: a tool for hydrogeological framework studies:  18th International Workshop on Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth, El Vendrell, Spain, Abstract S6-28.

McPhee, D.K., Chuchel, B.A., and Pellerin, L., 2007, Audiomagnetotelluric data and two-dimensional models from Spring, Snake, and Three Lakes Valleys, Nevada:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1181, 47 p.,

McPhee, D.K., Chuchel, B.A., and Pellerin, L., 2006, Audiomagnetotelluric data from Spring Cave and Coyote Spring Valleys, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1164, 43 p.,

Ponti, D.J., Ehman, K.D., Edwards, B.D., Tinsley, J.C., III, Hildenbrand, T., Hillhouse, J.W., Hanson, R.T., McDougall, K., Powell, C.L., II, Wan, E., Land, M., Mahan, S., and Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2007, A 3-dimensional model of water-bearing sequences in the Dominguez Gap region, Long Beach, California:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1013, 38 p.,

Scheirer, D.S., and Hosford Scheirer, A., 2006, Gravity investigations of the Chickasaw National Recreation area, south-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1083, 14 p.,

Scheirer, D.S., Page, W.R., and Miller, J.J., 2006, Geophysical studies based on gravity and seismic data of Tule Desert, Meadow Valley Wash, and California Wash Basins, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1396, 44 p.,

Valin, Z.C., and McLaughlin, R.J., 2005, Locations and data for water wells of the Santa Rosa Valley, Sonoma County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1318, 16 p.,

Watt, J.T., and Ponce, D.A., 2007, Geophysical framework investigations influencing ground-water resources in east-central Nevada and west-central Utah, with a section ongeologic and geophysical basin-by-basin descriptions, by A.R. Wallace, J.T. Watt, and D.A. Ponce:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1163, 47 p.,


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