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Nevada Geothermal Power Inc., Vancouver, BC, bid successfully for 12 sq mile of state land on the Edna geothermal project in the Pumpernickel Valley in southern Humboldt County, north-central Nevada.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 14
– Nevada Geothermal Power Inc., Vancouver, BC, bid successfully for 12 sq mile of state land on the Edna geothermal project in the Pumpernickel Valley in southern Humboldt County, north-central Nevada.

The Edna project is a few miles northeast of NGP’s Pumpernickel Valley geothermal project and 9 miles of the Valmy coal-fired power plant owned by NV Energy and Idaho Power. A 125-Kv power transmission line crosses the northern part of the Edna leases.

The Edna prospect, which NGP identified in 2009, has a thermal anomaly much larger than previously recognized. Geochemistry analysis of geothermal brine collected from an undocumented hot well on the newly acquired leases suggests parent geothermal reservoir temperatures of 385° F.-397° F.

Temperature measurements in the well to a depth of 1,130 ft reveal a thermal gradient of 7° F./100 ft, indicating that commercial reservoir temperatures may occur within 5,000 ft of the surface, NGP said. It said it might develop Edna and Pumpernickel in tandem.

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