Carbonate Deposition

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Carbonate Deposition

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Carbonate Deposition:
The formation of carbonate minerals due to carbonate precipitating out of solution. Geothermal fluids often contain carbonates and as the temperature of the fluids cool when they reach the surface carbonate minerals precipitate out of the solution.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Carbonate deposits come in many forms and sometimes develop into spectacular colorful terraces such as these at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Photo by Darren Atkins

Includes travertine and massive carbonate deposits typically associated with modern chloride-rich alkaline hot spring discharges and/or microbial activity.

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Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Salt Wells Geothermal Area Northwest Basin and Range Geothermal Region 23.6 MW23,600 kW
23,600,000 W
23,600,000,000 mW
0.0236 GW
2.36e-5 TW
466.15 K193 °C
379.4 °F
839.07 °R