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Wood Ranch thermal anomaly, Iron County, Utah

Wood Ranch thermal anomaly, Iron County, Utah
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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. Because of this uncertainty and because of the success of self-potential and electrical resistivity surveys in mapping the zone of up-flowing thermal fluids at Newcastle on the southeastern side of the Escalante Valley (Ross and others, 1990), we believed that electrical resistivity and self-potential surveys would be useful at other suspect locations in the Escalante Valley. This report describes a self-potential study of part of the Wood Ranch located about 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Zane, a siding along a portion of the Union Pacific rail line in Iron County, Utah.

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Published: 1991
Pages: 28 p.
Location: Iron County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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