A Schlumberger Resistivity Study of the Jemez Springs Region of Northwestern New Mexico

Authors: Pearson, Chris; Goff, Fraser
Keywords: Exploration; USA; New Mexico; Jemez Springs; Geophysics; Geology; Volcanics; Fault Zone; Hot Springs; Aquifer; Hydrothermal; Electrical Resistivity; Schlumberger
Conference: Geothermal Resources Council Transactions Session: Exploration; Geophysical surveys; Resistivity surveys; Volca
Year: 1981 Language: English
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Abstract: We are presenting the results of 33 Schlumbreger resistivity soundings made in the Jemez Mountains of northwestern New Mexico, near the village of Jemez Springs. Using these data we identified three areas that have potential as low temperature geothermal reservoirs. The areas are characterized by a localized zone of very low resistivity which represents the extent of geothermal water and correlates with the location of the hot springs or recent volcanic rocks. Resistivities increase rapidly toward the margins of the anomalies, which suggests either variable porosities or variable temperature and salinities in the reservoirs.
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