• Geology
  • Published 1977

Geology and hydrology of hot springs in the Jefferson Valley, Montana

@inproceedings{OHaire1977GeologyAH,
  title={Geology and hydrology of hot springs in the Jefferson Valley, Montana},
  author={Daniel Peter O'Haire},
  year={1977}
}
This report discusses the origin of Silver Star, Renova, Pipestone and New Biltmore hot springs in the upper Jefferson Valley of southwest Montana. Thermal water circulation was examined using geologic mapping, geochemical sampling, and shallow resistivity and seismic data. Cold meteoric water is believed to circulate by hydrothermal convection to depths of 2 or 3 km in fractured crystalline rock or deeply buried aquifers where it warms to the temperature of the local geothermal gradient. The… CONTINUE READING