The 1994 Nevada geothermal database contains 457 representative thermal wells and springs from a much larger (>2,000) candidate list to represent the geothermal resources. Essentially all of Nevada lies within the Basin and Range Province, an area of crustal extension which has remained geologically active since the mid-Miocene. In east-central and southern Nevada, the low- to moderate-temperature resources may be related to regional groundwater circulation in fractured carbonate-rock aquifers (Garside, 1994). Several communities collocated with geothermal resources have good potential for space heating, district heating and industrial processing. Recommended studies to expedite geothermal utilization include data compilation, geological and geophysical surveys, water chemistry, and feasibility studies.
Garside, L. J., 1994. Nevada Low-Temperature Geothermal Resource Assessment: 1994, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Mackay School of Mines, Final Technical Report to Oregon Institute of Technology, Geo-Heat Center, 18 p.