Geophysical Survey from Auburn, Calif., to Battle Mountain, Nevada
Thank you very much for assisting our survey staff in their work. This geophysical survey is a detailed look at the geological history of western Nevada and the northern Sierra. Survey results will also tie into how geothermal resources might vary across the region.
University of Nevada staff and students will be making geophysical measurements between Auburn, California, and Battle Mountain, Nevada during May, 2002. Your support of their survey will help geologists describe the origin of the region's spectacular landscape, and help the community assess the potential for developing geothermal resources. Please let the survey staff know if you would like to receive a copy of our technical report, in a few months.
Survey staff will carry University identification. They may ask you for permission to temporarily access your property or outside your business to make geophysical measurements. They may also need to park their vehicles temporarily at your property. Survey staff have Workers Compensation coverage, and our equipment is insured against accidental loss; you only need to grant us access at our own risk.
Survey staff may need to move a small amount of rock or soil for the sensor. They will only need to disturb an area the size of a dinner plate, and they will replace any turf or landscape materials they move. If they drive a spike through asphalt, they will patch the hole. The sensor will be in place for no more than one week, and then will be removed.
This survey is being conducted by the Nevada Seismological Laboratory and the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. It is sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation. For more information on this survey and its results, please check http://crack.seismo.unr.edu/ftp/pub/louie/geothermal/. For more information on geology and earthquakes in Nevada and eastern California, please see www.seismo.unr.edu.
John N. Louie, Assoc. Professor of Seismology