CV-2: Plutonic Geothermal Play Type

From Open Energy Information

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{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|class=box minheight|title=Moeck-Beardsmore Play Types|content= This classification scheme was developed by Moeck and Beardsmore, as reported in A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making.{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|MoeckBeardsmore2014|A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making}}{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|Moeck2014|Geothermal Plays in Geologic Settings}}

A cross-section depicting an active volcano and a inactive pluton. This pluton could be still cooling, releasing geothermal heat (ref: usgs.gov)


Plutonic geothermal plays have a heat source in the form of a crystalline rock enriched in heat generating elements or a young, crystallized, but still cooling intrusive igneous body.{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|Moeck2014|A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making}} These plays are located near mountain ranges and can coexist with magmatic play types. The surrounding mountain ranges provide a high recharge rate of circulating meteoric water which drives a hydrothermal system with possible vapor partition above the hot rock.{{Expansion depth limit exceeded|Moeck2014|A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making}} There are two types of plutonic plays, recent or active volcanism and inactive volcanism.





Expansion depth limit exceeded Want to add an example to this list? Select a Geothermal Resource Area to edit its "Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type" property using the "Edit with Form" option. {{Expansion depth limit exceeded| ?GeothermalRegion = Geothermal
Region | ?MoeckBeardsmoreType = Play Type | ?ControlStructure = Control
Structure | ?HostRockAge = Host
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Age | ?HostRockLithology = Host
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Lithology | ?MeanCapacity = Mean
Capacity | ?MeanReservoirTemp = Mean
Reservoir
Temp |mainlabel=Geothermal
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Area | format=csv | limit=1500 }}{{Expansion depth limit exceeded| ?GeothermalRegion = Geothermal
Region | ?MoeckBeardsmoreType = Play Type | ?ControlStructure = Control
Structure | ?HostRockAge = Host
Rock
Age | ?HostRockLithology = Host
Rock
Lithology | ?MeanCapacity = Mean
Capacity | ?MeanReservoirTemp = Mean
Reservoir
Temp |mainlabel=Geothermal
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