Preliminary geothermal assessment of the Big Sandy Valley, Mohave County, Arizona
|Campbell, A., Jones, N.O., 1979, Preliminary geothermal assessment of the Big Sandy Valley, Mohave County, Arizona. Aizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-79-15, 26 p.
|The Big Sandy Valley is a north-trending valley located south and east of Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona (Figure I-1). Interstate 93 between Phoenix and Kingman travels along the axis of the Big Sandy Valley. This road provides major access to several small communities located in and adjacent to the valley. Well maintained dirt roads also lead to many of the ranches and mines in the area. Three springs have temperatures in excess of 30 degrees C and most wells have simple temperature gradients in excess of 30 degrees C/km. Higher gradients are found along the coarse of the Big Sandy River as well as in the southern portion of the valley. Current data indicate reservoir temperatures in excess of 150°C may be achieved at depths in excess of 3 kilometers. Desalting operations are unlikely in most of the valley. The best area for such use lies in the southern portion of the area. Direct use applications appear to be more likely. (26 pages)
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