Inventory of structural settings for active geothermal systems and late Miocene (~8 Ma) to Quaternary epithermal mineral deposits in the Basin and Range province of Nevada
Author: James E. Faulds, Mark F. Coolbaugh, and Nicholas H. Hinz
Series: Report 58
Format: text: 27 pages with 3 plates (11 x 17 inches each), color
Scale: plates 1:2,500,000
We have completed a comprehensive inventory of the structural settings of known geothermal systems (>200 total; ≥37°C) and late Miocene (~8 Ma) to Quaternary epithermal mineral deposits in the extensional to transtensional region of Nevada. The structural settings are important to characterize, because many geothermal systems and epithermal mineral deposits are hidden beneath the surface, and thus these settings can be used as an exploration tool to find new systems or deposits. Of the known geothermal systems in Nevada, for example, ~37% are blind or hidden (no surface hot springs or fumaroles).
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