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Cornell University Deep Geothermal Test Borehole: Scientific Workshop Proposal

Project Acronym: CCGeoTherm | State: Workshop held

Cornell University proposes to drill an exploratory geothermal energy borehole to a depth in the range of 4 - 5 km, which will penetrate nearly 3 km of Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and ? 1 km of amphibolite-grade Grenville metamorphic rocks, in central New York state, United States. The vision is that this borehole should be a scientific opportunity to gain understanding of how heterogeneous mid- to high-grade metamorphic rocks and low porosity sedimentary rocks respond to pore pressure manipulation.

Keywords: North America, USA, New York, Cornell, Geothermal Anomaly, Grenville

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First Full Proposal Submitted

Workshop Held

8 -10 January 2020 in Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Workshop Proposal Approved