Project HOTSPOT: Mountain Home Well Borehole Geophysics Database

The Snake River Plain (SRP), Idaho, hosts potential geothermal resources due to elevated groundwater temperatures associated with the thermal anomaly Yellowstone-Snake River hotspot. Project HOTSPOT has coordinated international institutions and organizations to understand subsurface stratigraphy and assess geothermal potential. Over 5.9km of core were drilled from three boreholes within the SRP in an attempt to acquire continuous core documenting the volcanic and sedimentary record of the hotspot: (1) Kimama, (2) Kimberly, and (3) Mountain Home. The Mountain Home drill hole is located along the western plain and documents older basalts overlain by sediment.
Data submitted by project collaborator Doug Schmitt, University of Alberta
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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: The Snake River Geothermal Drilling Project: Innovative Approaches to Geothermal Exploration
DOE Project Number: EE0002848
DOE Project Lead: Mark Ziegenbein
DOI: 10.15121/1148779
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Data from November, 2012
Submitted Feb 5, 2014

Utah State University




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geothermal, Snake River Plain, Project HOTSPOT, Idaho, Yellowstone Hotspot, borehole geophysics, Mountain Home, geophysics, borehole log, dowhnhole geophysics, temperature, pressure, gamma ray, magnetic susceptibility, geochemistry, thorium, uranium, potassium, neutron, resistivity, image log, SRP, borehole, well data


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