Structural Data for the Columbus Salt Marsh Geothermal Area - GIS Data

Shapefiles and spreadsheets of structural data, including attitudes of faults and strata and slip orientations of faults.
- Detailed geologic mapping of ~30 km2 was completed in the vicinity of the Columbus Marsh geothermal field to obtain critical structural data that would elucidate the structural controls of this field.
- Documenting E- to ENE-striking left lateral faults and N- to NNE-striking normal faults.
- Some faults cut Quaternary basalts.
- This field appears to occupy a displacement transfer zone near the eastern end of a system of left-lateral faults. ENE-striking sinistral faults diffuse into a system of N- to NNE-striking normal faults within the displacement transfer zone.
- Columbus Marsh therefore corresponds to an area of enhanced extension and contains a nexus of fault intersections, both conducive for geothermal activity.
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DOE Project Name: Recovery Act: Characterizing Structural Controls of EGS-Candidate and Conventional Geothermal Reservoirs in the Great Basin: Developing Successful Exploration Strategies in Extended Terranes
DOE Project Number: EE0002748
DOE Project Lead: Mark Ziegenbein
DOI: 10.15121/1136716
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from December, 2011
Submitted Mar 23, 2014

University of Nevada




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