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Fig. 11 | Geothermal Energy

Fig. 11

From: Three-dimensional geologic mapping to assess geothermal potential: examples from Nevada and Oregon

Fig. 11

Calculated density of fault intersections and fault tips in a the Tuscarora area, and b the Neal Hot Springs area. Warm colors represent a high spatial density of fault intersections and fault terminations. In these locations there is a relatively higher likelihood for dense, interconnected fracture networks, as well as a relatively high potential for geothermal fluid flow. The isolated columns indicate the intersection of two faults or one fault termination. Larger volumes correspond to progressively higher fault intersection/termination densities. a At Tuscarora within the accommodation zone there are two sub-horizontal areas of relatively high intersection density at ~ 1200 m elevation (~ 3000 m depth) and at ~ 600 m elevation (~ 1200 m depth). b At Neal Hot Springs, the highest intersection density occurs within the step-over between The Neal fault (right) and Sugarloaf Butte fault (left)

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