Fallon FORGE: 3D Geologic Model


The 3D geologic model for the Fallon for site was constructed in EarthVision software using methods similar to (Moeck et al., 2009, 2010; Faulds et al., 2010b; Jolie et al., 2012, 2015; Hinz et al., 2013a; Siler and Faulds, 2013; Siler et al., 2016a, b) - References are included in archive.

The model contains 48 faults (numbered 1-48), and 4 stratigraphic surfaces from oldest to youngest (1) undivided Mesozoic basement, consisting of Mesozoic metasedimentary, metavolcanic, and plutonic units (Mzu); (2) Miocene volcanic and interbedded sedimentary rocks, consisting primarily of basaltic and basaltic andesite lava flows (Tvs); and (3) late Miocene to Pliocene (i.e., Neogene) undivided sedimentary rocks (Ns); and (4) Quaternary sediments (Qs).
The two files contain points that describe nodes along the fault surfaces and stratigraphic horizons.

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DOE Project Name: Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy: Fallon, NV
DOE Project Number: EE0007160
DOE Project Lead: Lauren Boyd
DOI: 10.15121/1452745
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from March, 2018
Submitted Mar 1, 2018


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Doug Blankenship
Sandia National Laboratories
Drew Siler
United States Geological Survey


geothermal, energy, FORGE, EGS, Geology, Model, EarthVision, Faults, Stratigraphy, vetted-no, 3D, Fallon, NV, 3D modeling, faulting, structure, Nevada, modelling, geologic


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