Drilling to Begin in Great Basin Geothermal Exploration Project (image) University of Nevada, Reno Share Print E-Mail Caption University of Nevada, Reno graduate students test well water as part of geothermal studies in Department of Energy funded Play Fairway Project that looks to optimize exploration and development of geothermal wells for production of renewable commercial electricity. They are working to identify resources in "blind" or "hidden" geothermal resources in areas that don't have wet, marshy areas or other surface clues, such as hot springs or fumaroles spouting steam. Credit Photo courtesy of University of Nevada, Reno's Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.