Compound and Elemental Analysis At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (White, Et Al., 1992)
Exploration Activity: Compound and Elemental Analysis At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (White, Et Al., 1992)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Compound and Elemental Analysis|
|Activity Date||- 1992|
The study used various geochemical techniques to estimate fluid-rock mass transfer rates in reservoir rocks consisting primarily of Bandelier Tuff. Equilibrium constraints, fluid reservoir volume and discharge rates suggest that fluid residence time is approximately 2 _ 103 years, or <0.2% of the total age of the hydrothermal system. These results are suggestive of a geochemically and isotopically open system, in which Cl was the only aqueous component not controlled by mineral equilibrium.
- Art F White, Nancy J Chuma, Fraser E. Goff (1992) Mass Transfer Constraints On The Chemical Evolution Of An Active Hydrothermal System, Valles Caldera, New Mexico