Simultaneous Inversion Modeling Of Gravity And Aeromagnetic Data Applied To A Geothermal Study In Utah

Aeromagnetic And Gravity Surveys Were Conducted During 1978 In The Black Rock Desert, Utah Over An Area Of About 2,400 Km2 Between The North-Trending Pavant And Cricket Mountains. Simultaneous Inversion Modeling Of The Gravity And Aeromagnetic Data Was Used To Delineate Subsurface Geologic Characteristics In An Effort To Evaluate The Geothermal Potential Of The Meadow-Hatton Known Geothermal Resource Area (Kgra). The Modeling Technique Used A Weighted Gauss Inversion Scheme To Normalize Gravity And Aeromagnetic Data Along Profiles. The Models Indicated An Extensive Area Of Probable Hydrothermal Alteration In The Vicinity Of The Kgra And Possible Migration Paths For Hot Geofluids. No Evidence Of A Buried Igneous Body Was Identified In The Models. Faulting To Depths Of Over 4 Km Was Modeled And Is Sufficient To Account For The Water Temperatures Estimated In The Kgra. Egi Reference Number Gl04079

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Name Laura F. Serpa And Kenneth L. Cook

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South Bound 37
East Bound -109.04
West Bound -114.07