Conceptual Model At Coso Geothermal Area (1990)

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Exploration Activity: Conceptual Model At Coso Geothermal Area (1990)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Conceptual Model
Activity Date 1990

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
To develop an understanding of the fracture hydrology of the Coso Mountains crystalline terrain and its hydrologic connection to regional groundwater and thermal source
An interpreted, conceptually balanced regional cross section that extends from the Sierra Nevada through the geothermal reservoir to the Panamint Mountains is presented. The cross section is constrained by new reflection and refraction seismic data, gravity and magnetic modeling, drilling data from the geothermal reservoir, and published regional geologic mapping. The interpretation presented in the cross section and the geochemistry of the reservoir fluids is used to argue that the geothermal system is a thermal bulge on an otherwise normal fracture-controlled regional groundwater flow.


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