Geothermal Resources Council Announces Yellowstone Workshop

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The GRC Workshop will visit Yellowstone National Park, the greatest concentration of geothermal features on the planet.

Grand Geyser and visitors on the boardwalk in Upper Geyser Basin. (Courtesy National Park Service)

Yellowstone National Park has the greatest concentration of geothermal features on the planet.

Davis, California, USA: The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) is proud to announce another GRC Workshop. This year’s workshop will include a fieldtrip of the major geologic features of Yellowstone Park, the first national park in the world and the site of the greatest concentration of geothermal features on the planet, and discussions of its volcanic history, geochemistry, and hydrology.

The trip will be led by Duncan Foley, Gene Suemnicht, and Joe Moore. Duncan Foley has led geologic and photographic tours of the park since the 1970s and is familiar with its features, moods and history. Gene Suemnicht and Joe Moore each have more than 30 years experience in geothermal systems worldwide.

In addition to Yellowstone National Park, the trip will visit the 13 MW net capacity U.S. Geothermal Inc. Raft River geothermal power plant and the Raft River Enhanced Geothermal System (EGS) site, where reservoir stimulation activities are being conducted.

In the National Park, workshop attendees will see at first hand the geological and geothermal features of the Yellowstone super volcanic system, including 300 plus geysers – more than half of all of the geysers in the world and more than 10,000 thermal features comprised of brilliantly colored hot springs, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles.

The cost is $1,500 for GRC Members and $1,700 for non-members. More information and registration is available online at: http://www.geothermal.org.

Only 50 spaces are available so early registration is advised. The deadline is June 12.

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About the Geothermal Resources Council:

With the experience and dedication of its diverse, international membership bolstering a more than 40-year track record, the Geothermal Resources Council has built a solid reputation as the one of the world’s preeminent geothermal associations. The GRC serves as a focal point for continuing professional development for its members through its outreach, information transfer and education services.

For more information, please visit http://www.geothermal.org.

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