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Oregon Geothermal Resource Map
February 19, 2013 | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has published an interactive online map that allows you to explore the geothermal resources of Oregon. You can use it to get information about geothermal exploration wells, water wells with elevated temperatures, warm springs, hot springs and more – all plotted on nine dirrerent basemaps. You can also get the data on CD-ROM.


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Ground-Source Geothermal Heating and Cooling
September 15, 2013 | Arizona Geology Magazine
The recent issue of Arizona Geology Magazine has an introductory article titled: Ground-Source Geothermal Heating and Cooling: Sustainable and Affordable Energy for Arizona and the U.S.. The article features Lookout Mountain Elementary School where a new ground-source geothermal system that exchanges heat with the cooler earth hundreds of feet below the ground surface.

Geothermal Experiments at Newberry Volcano
March 11, 2014 | Oregon Public Broadcasting
For over one year a company has been conducting geothermal experiments at Newberry National Volcanic Monument in Central Oregon. This article announces the public comment period and gives a short report on the results to date.

Fracking for Enhanced Geothermal
April 18, 2013 | Technology Review
"Conventional geothermal wells tap underground reservoirs of hot water and convert the heat into steam, which drives electricity-producing turbine. With enhanced geothermal, fluids are pumped underground to fracture underground rock and stimulate the flow of liquids across hot rocks."


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