RS-23 Geothermal Resource Assessment of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado


An assessment of geothermal resources of Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand County. Includes geology, hydrogeology, geophysics, and geochemical resource of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado. 50 pages. 22 figures. 14 tables. Digital PDF download. RS-23D

Although modified by piping into the Hot Sulphur Springs resort, there appeared to be about 5 to 10 springs having water temperatures of 104-111 degrees F (40-44 degrees C). The springs issue from a large travertine mound and a marshy area. The combined total discharge was 50 gpm and the waters were a sodium bicarbonate type with elevated sulfate. Water quality data from these springs is included in the report appendix, along with an evaluation of soil mercury concentrations used to delineate faults or permeable zones.