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Indiana Geological Survey data contributions to the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS)
These data represent a subset of GIS information in Indiana (earth temperature data, bedrock characteristics, groundwater geochemistry, datasets related to currently installed systems) that have potential applications relating to geothermal ground–source heat pump (GSHP) system design. It was gathered by the Indiana Geological Survey as part of an effort to populate the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS) with data in a digital form.
This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Arizona Geological Survey under Prime Award Number DE–EE0002850 and Sub–Award Number IN–EE002850.

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Potential application relating to geothermal ground–source heat pump (GSHP) system design

Data download (format and size)

Aquifer Transmissivity Values for Selected Basins in Indiana

Transmissivity estimates have utility for GSHP installers designing open loop systems. Performance of injection wells is dependent upon the transmissivity of the aquifer in which the well is screened

ESRI Shapefile (314 KB)

SSURGO Soil Textures — deep horizon

Design and efficiency of GSHP systems depends on the textural characteristics of unconsolidated deposits.

ESRI GDB (785 MB)

SSURGO Soil Moisture — deep horizon

Design and efficiency of GSHP systems depends on the water content of unconsolidated deposits. This data set includes other important design variables such length of the heating and cooling season (as indicated by frost free days) as well as the bulk density of near–surface sediments.

ESRI GDB (785 MB)

Bedrock contours for the Maumee Basin – northeastern Indiana (Fort Wayne area)

Drilling costs and thermal properties vary between overlying unconsolidated sediments and underlying bedrock units.

ESRI Shapefile (956 KB)

Unconsolidated thickness contours for the Maumee Basin – northeastern Indiana (Fort Wayne area)

Selection of GSHP systems depends on the thickness of unconsolidated materials and depth to bedrock.

ESRI Shapefile (3.64 MB)

Temperature gradient contours of Devonian rocks in Indiana

Temperature data provides a first–order guide to locations of thermal anomalies that might indicate new geothermal resources.

ESRI Shapefile (2.86 MB)

Temperature gradient contours of Mississippian rocks in Indiana

ESRI Shapefile (5.20 MB)

Temperature gradient contours of Pennsylvanian rocks in Indiana

ESRI Shapefile (2.77 MB)

Wells with Bottom–Hole Temperatures from the Petroleum Database Management System

ESRI Shapefile (276 KB)

Wells with Temperature Logs from the Petroleum Database Management System

ESRI Shapefile (16 KB)

Wells in the Petroleum Database Management System

Petroleum logs provide information that is potentially relevant to use of co–produced fluids, as well as information on lithologies and other data relevant to selection and design of ground–source heat–pump systems.

ESRI Shapefile (14.8 MB)

Wells used in Geothermal GSHP Systems

Provides locations of water wells used in GSHP systems in Indiana. (Total depth, drilling methods, well construction details, driller contact info.)

ESRI Shapefile (64 KB)

Underground Coal Mines, by Coal Bed

Flooded underground mines represent a potential source of free–flowing water for ground–source heat–pump systems.

ESRI Shapefile (8.2 KB)

Elevation of the top of the Knox Dolomite (Cambro–Ordovician)

Provides guidance for deep drilling projects.

IMG Image (8.2 MB)

Elevation of the top of the Maquoketa Group (Ordovician)

IMG Image (56 MB)

Elevation of the top of the Mt. Simon Sandstone (Cambrian)

IMG Image (7.2 MB)

Elevation of the base of the New Albany Shale (Devonian and Mississippian)

IMG Image (10.3 MB)

Elevation of the top of the New Albany Shale (Devonian and Mississippian)

IMG Image (29.7 MB)

Elevation of the top of the Precambrian Basement

IMG Image (6.8 MB)

Elevation of the top of the Silurian System

IMG Image (74.8 MB)

Elevation of the top of the Trenton Limestone (Ordovician)

IMG Image (73.6 MB)

Elevation of the first occurrence of the 3,000 ppm total dissolved solids boundary

Unfavorable groundwater chemistry impacts certain types of GSHP systems and high total dissolved solids concentrations indicate these conditions.

TIFF Image (5.9 MB)

Elevation of the first occurrence of the 10,000 ppm total dissolved solids boundary

TIFF Image (5.1 MB)

 

Regional and Local Geologic Bedrock Maps
Useful to installers of GSHP systems, since selecting the type of system used depends on the character of bedrock units.

Bedrock Geology Map – Monroe County (1:48,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Monroe County, Indiana area.

TIFF Image (287 MB)

Bedrock Geology Map – Bloomington Quad (1:24,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Bloomington area.

TIFF Image (199 MB)

Bedrock Geology Map – Clear Creek Quad (1:24,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for an area south of Bloomington.

TIFF Image (182 MB)

Bedrock Geology Map – Tunnelton Quad (1:24,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for an area south of Bloomington.

TIFF Image (150 MB)

Bedrock Geology Map – Norman Quad (1:24,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for an area northeast of Bedford.

TIFF Image (1.1 GB)

Bedrock Geology from RGM Series (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for Indiana, Produced from the Regional Geologic Map (RGM) Series of the IGS.

ESRI Shapefile (14.2 MB)

RGM 1A — Indianapolis Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Indianapolis area.

TIFF Image (88 MB)

RGM 2A — Danville Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Danville area.

TIFF Image (112 MB)

RGM 3A — Vincennes Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Vincennes area.

TIFF Image (145 MB)

RGM 4A — Chicago Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Chicago area.

TIFF Image (93 MB)

RGM 5A — Muncie Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Muncie area.

TIFF Image (89 MB)

RGM 6A — Louisville Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Louisville area.

TIFF Image (32 MB)

RGM 7A — Cincinnati Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Cincinnati area.

TIFF Image (71 MB)

RGM 8A — Fort Wayne Quadrangle (1:250,000)

Provides a detailed map of bedrock geology for the Fort Wayne area.

TIFF Image (73 MB)








 
 
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