Compound and Elemental Analysis At Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal Area (White, Et Al., 1992)

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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

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Notes
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.


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