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Item Description Colp, J.L. en_US Okamura, RT en_US 2012-01-27T20:17:47Z 2012-01-27T20:17:47Z 1978-01-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Colp JL, Okamura RT. 1978. Drilling into Molten Rock at Kilauea Iki. Albuquerque (NM): Sandia Laboratories. en_US
dc.description Report Numbers: SAND-78-0443C; CONF-780708-1; OSTI ID: 6700728 en_US
dc.description.abstract The scientific feasibility of extracting energy directly from buried circulating magma resources is being assessed. One of the tasks of the project is the study of geophysical measuring systems to locate and define buried molten rock bodies. To verify the results of a molten rock sensing experiment performed at Kilauea Iki lava lake, it is necessary to drill a series of holes through the solid upper crust and through the molten zone at that location. Thirteen holes have been drilled in Kilauea Iki. The results achieved during the drilling of the last two holes indicated that the molten zone in Kilauea Iki is not a simple, relatively homogeneous fluid body as expected. The encountering of an unexpected, unknown rigid obstruction 2.5 ft below the crust/melt interface has led to the conceptual development of a drilling system intended to have the capability to drill through a hot, rigid obstruction while the drill stem is immersed in molten rock. The concept will be field tested at Kilauea Iki in the summer of 1978. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship DOE Contract Number: EY-76-C-04-0789 en_US
dc.format.extent 4 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Sandia Laboratories en_US
dc.subject magma energy en_US
dc.subject heat extraction en_US
dc.subject novel resources en_US
dc.subject Kilauea en_US
dc.subject Kilauea Iki en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Magma energy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Kilauea Iki en_US
dc.subject.lcsh drilling technology en_US
dc.title Drilling into molten rock at Kilauea Iki en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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