Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)

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Exploration Activity: Fault Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Fault Mapping
Activity Date 1980

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
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.


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