Thermal springs in Utah (PI-32)
Compiled by: R. E. Blackett Map showing warm and hot springs located in Utah. Spring temperatures range from 68 to over 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Other data for each spring includes location (using spring numbering system), flow rate, pH, and total...
The UGS presents this Geofluids of Utah guidebook, which has papers highlighting key fields in the study of geofluids. This guidebook features four broad subjects in the realm of geofluids: (1) potable water, (2) geothermal energy, (3) biomarkers and hydrocarbons,...
A case study of the Newcastle geothermal system, Iron County, Utah (SS-81)
By: R. E. Blackett and M. A. Shubat Past exploration in low- and moderate-temperature systems of the Great Basin shows that the relatively small area associated with fluid upflow and elevated temperatures is often difficult to detect by drilling widely...
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Temperature-depth monitoring in the Newcastle geothermal system (RI-258)
By: R. E. Blackett In cooperation with geothermal greenhouse operators at the Newcastle geothermal area, the Utah Geological Survey continues to monitor temperature changes within the geothermal field over time. This report presents temperature-depth data collected from six monitoring wells...
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Newcastle Utah small-scale geothermal power development project - exploratory drilling (RI-252)
By: R. E. Blackett As part of a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored program to assist locating a production well to supply a proposed, small-scale geothermal power plant, two exploratory (thermal-gradient) boreholes were drilled in the fall of 2001 on private...
Implications of thrust and detachment faulting for the structural geology of the Thermo Hot Springs KGRA, Utah (OFR-587)
By: W. Anderson and R. L. Bruhn The Sevier geothermal anomaly of southwestern Utah encompasses a broad region of enhanced heat flow with seven known high-temperature geothermal resource areas or "KGRA". The anomaly also encompasses the transition between the Colorado...
Effect of geothermal drawdown on sustainable development, Newcastle area, Iron County, Utah (C-97)
By: R. E. Blackett, H. P. Ross, and C. B. Forster Discovered in 1975 by local farmers, the Newcastle geothermal resource has developed slowly. Pumping of geothermal water from the unconfined aquifer for space heating, mainly for commercial greenhouses, began...
Annotated geothermal bibliography of Utah (B-121)
By: compiled by K.E. Budding and M. H. Bugden A bibliography of Utah geothermal references through 1984. These references which directly pertain to a geothermal resources are annotated. The annotations are intended to inform the reader of the information contained...
Geothermal assessment of a portion of the Escalante Valley, Beaver and Iron Counties, Utah (SS-63)
By: R. H. Klauk and C. Gourley The Escalante Valley is a typical Basin and Range valley encompassing an area of 800 mi2 in Iron County and parts of Beaver and Washington Counties in southwestern Utah. Cedar City, the major...
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The potential impact of septic tank soil-absorption systems on water quality in the principal valley-fill aquifer, Cedar Valley, Iron County, Utah - assessment and guidelines (RI-239)
By: J. Wallace and M. Lowe Nitrate can be used to identify potential deleterious effects of development using septic tank soil-absorption systems. We use a mass-balance approach to provide a valley-wide assessment of the potential impact of nitrate from septic...
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Low-temperature geothermal assessment of the Jordan Valley, Salt Lake County, Utah (RI-185)
By: R. H. Klauk The Utah Geological and Mineral Survey (UGMS) has been conducting research to identify low-temperature geothermal resources. This report, which is part of an area-wide geothermal research program along the Wasatch Front, is the culmination of the...
Geothermal resources map of Utah (PI-4)
By: UGS Staff This simplified map shows the location of geothermal areas throughout the state of Utah. Known geothermal areas are shown in dark green, while areas that are favorable for discovery are also identified. This map is perfect for...
Geology of the Sulphurdale Geothermal-Resources Area, Beaver and Millard Counties, Utah (OFR-609)
By: Peter D. Rowley, Edward F. Rutledge, David J. Maxwell, Gary L. Dixon, and Chester A. WallaceThis 27-page report analyzes new detailed (1:12,000 scale) geologic mapping of a 14 square mile area centered by the high-temperature (350¡F) Sulphurdale heat source,...
Hydrogeochemistry, Geothermometry, and Structural Setting of Thermal Springs in Northern Utah and Southeastern Idaho (OFR-605)
By:Brennan Young, Katherine, Shervais, Moises Ponce-Zepeda, Sari Rosove, James EvansContains a 29-page report conducted by undergraduate researchers at Utah State University during 2010 and 2011 under the direction of Dr. James P. Evans. It includes data collected from hot springs...
Subsidence in Sedimentary Basins Due to Groundwater Withdrawal for Geothermal Energy Development (OFR-601)
By: Mike Lowe Contains a 9-page report describing the potential causes of subsidence in sedimentary basins and providing recommendations for avoiding or minimizing subsidence. Land subsidence can be caused by a variety of processes, but most land subsidence in the...
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Geothermal resources of Utah - 2004: A digital atlas of Utah's geothermal resources (OFR-431dm)
By: R. E. Blackett and S. I. Wakefield, compilers Many researchers have studied geothermal resources in Utah over the past few decades, largely the result of federal and state cooperative projects. Because no summary from these efforts had been compiled...
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A summary of the geology and hydrogeology of the Cedar Valley drainage basin, Iron County, Utah (OFR-360)
By: C. Eisinger The Cedar Valley drainage basin encompasses more than 580 square miles (1,502 km2) in southwestern Utah. Located in the transition zone between the Basin and Range and Colorado Plateau physiographic provinces, the drainage basin includes Cedar Valley,...
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The Newcastle geothermal system, Iron County, Utah (OFR-189)
By: R. E. Blackett, M. A. Shubat, D. S. Chapman, C. B. Forster, C. M. Schlinger, and C. E. Bishop Geological, geophysical and geochemical studies contributed to a conceptual hydrologic model of the ''blind'' (no surface expression), moderate-temperature Newcastle geothermal...
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Geochemical characteristics of hydrothermally altered black shales of the southern Oquirrh Mountains and relationships to Mercur-type gold deposits (OFR-161)
By: P. N. Wilson and W. T. Parry Alteration of the Manning Canyon and Long Trail Shales in the southern Oquirrh Mountains has resulted in (1) oxidation of organic matter and pyrite; (2) replacement by phyllosilicates; (3) silicification; (4) porphyroblast...
Wood Ranch thermal anomaly, Iron County, Utah (MP 91-4)
By: H. P. Ross, R. E. Blackett, and M. A. Shubat Isolated locations within the Escalante Valley of southwestern Utah exhibit higher than normal ground-water temperatures. The sources of geothermal fluid, which cause the elevated temperatures, are not well understood....
Mineral fuels and associated energy resources (MP 87-2)
By: M. R. SmithUtah has valuable and abundant natural energy resources which include oil and natural gas, coal, uranium, gilsonite, geothermal hot water and steam, oil shale, tar sand, and methane. The locations of important energy resources are shown on...
A summary of the ground-water resources and geothermal hydrology of Grand County, Utah (C-99)
By: C. Eisinger and M. Lowe In Grand County, ground water has been withdrawn primarily from two types of aquifers: fractured rock and unconsolidated deposits. Some of the better water-yielding rock units are grouped together into nine aquifers, including: the...
Guidelines for preparing hydrogeologic and soil reports addressing suitability for alternative wastewater disposal systems in Weber County, Utah (C-102)
By: M. Lowe and D. Sorensen Many lots in Weber County presently cannot be developed because adverse site characteristics (such as soil that percolates outside of acceptable rate ranges or shallow ground water) make them unsuitable for conventional wastewater disposal...
Preliminary hydrogeologic framework characterization - ground-water resources along the western side of the northern Wasatch Range, eastern Box Elder County, Utah (C-101)
By: H. A. Hurlow This report summarizes the bedrock geology of the western part of the northern Wasatch Range in eastern Box Elder County, Utah , and its relation to ground-water resources. The southern part of the northern Wasatch Range...
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