Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)
Exploration Activity: Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Fault Mapping|
To determine the Late Cenozoic volcanism, geochronology, and structure of the Coso Range
This system apparently is heated by a reservoir of silicic magma at greater than or equal to 8-km depth, itself produced and sustained through partial melting of crustal rocks by thermal energy contained in mantle-derived basaltic magma that intrudes the crust in repsonse to lithospheric extension.
- Duffield, W.A.; Bacon, C.R.; Dalrymple, G.B. (10 May 1980) Late Cenozoic volcanism, geochronology, and structure of the Coso Range, Inyo County, California