Dr. Jim Faulds lecture – March 28 in Carson City

Who:  State Geologist and NBMG Director, Jim Faulds

What:  Frances Humphrey Lecture Series

Title:  Why is Nevada in Hot Water?: Tectonic Controls on Geothermal Activity in the Great Basin

When:  Thursday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Early arrival recommended; doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City

Why:  To learn more about geology, plate tectonics, geothermal activity in the Great Basin, and recent research regarding alternative energy technologies

Admission:  $8 for adults and free for museum members and ages 17 and under

Details about the topic:
Geothermal studies enhance understanding of what controls hot fluids in the earth’s crust and aid in exploration and discovery of energy resources.  Scientists study geologic faults, stress conditions, and stratigraphy to determine where to drill.

More about the speaker:
State geologist Jim Faulds is an award-winning scholar and professor in geothermal research and development. He published numerous papers on the subject and presented his work at many conferences, including the World Geothermal Congress in Bali, Indonesia and the GEONZ2010 Geoscience-Geothermal Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  According to Faulds, “Our research will provide the baseline studies that are absolutely needed if Nevada is going to become the Saudi Arabia of geothermal.”

Contact information: Deborah Stevenson: dstevenson@nevadaculture.org or 775-687-4810, ext. 237

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