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CX-001926: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Development of Exploration Methods for Engineered Geothermal Systems through Integrated Geologic, Geophysical, and Geochemical Interpretation
CX(s) Applied: A9
Date: 04/27/2010
Location(s): Dixie Valley, Nevada
Office(s): Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Golden Field Office

AltaRock Energy, Inc. (AltaRock) would test the hypothesis that the potential for Engineered Geothermal Systems (EGS) can be characterized, and drilling targets can be identified, through integration of existing and new geosciences data. The project includes both field work and limited laboratory work. Field work would take place in a 5 kilometer X 5 kilometer area in Dixie Valley Nevada. Laboratory work would take place at participating University sub-recipients (University of Nevada Reno, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of Utah).