Geological and Geophysical Study of the Origin of the Warm Springs in Bath County, Virginia. Final Report, June 1, 1975--April 30, 1976

The results of heat flow determinations and a reconnaissance dipole electrical resistivity survey in Bath County are described. A geologic map was compiled based on published maps and supported by reconnaissance geologic mapping in areas where published maps were not available. A regional bipole--dipole electrical resistivity survey was made in order to detect the presence of resistivity lows that might be associated with a geothermal system at depth. A single hole was drilled to a depth of approximately 300 m (approx. 1000 feet) to obtain a heat flow value that is representative of the area. The data were used to attempt to arrive at a model that unambiguously explains the origin of the thermal springs.

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Citation Date 1976-05-01T00:00:00

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Original ID 17172B6303AC48AFBDB3256C7C693157
Index Date 2016-03-17T21:55:03
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Name Costain, J.K. , Keller, G.V. , Crewdson, R.A.
Organization Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia (USA)

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