|Development at the Crump Geyser project is conducted through Crump Geothermal Company LLC ("CGC"), a holding company owned 50:50 by Alternative Earth Resources Inc. and Ormat Nevada, Inc. CGC's geothermal leaseholds total 35 square miles of private and state land covering an extensive hot spring system including the Crump Geyser area in the Warner Valley Rift Basin near the hamlet of Adel. To date, CGC has drilled three exploration wells targeting the range-front fault on the east front of the Warner Mountains. These wells intersected 265°F thermal waters.|
Aeromagnetic and seismic surveys over the lease area show extensive faulting within permeable volcanic stratigraphy underlying the wide valley floor with prominent faults oriented northeast and northwest. An MT resistivity survey and further drilling is planned to explore for potential higher temperature resources in the basin (300-320°F).
Under the Joint Venture Agreement, Ormat has agreed to development expenditure commitments of US$15 million by June 30, 2014 in order to maintain their interest in the project. Approximately $7 million has been expended to date (February 2013).