Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)
Exploration Activity: Field Mapping At Coso Geothermal Area (2006)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Field Mapping|
Determine impact of brittle faulting and seismogenic deformation on permeability in geothermal reservoir
New mapping documents a series of late Quaternary NNE-striking normal faults in the central Coso Range that dip northwest, toward and into the main production area of the Coso geothermal field. The faults exhibit geomorphic features characteristic of Holocene activity, and locally are associated with fumaroles and hydothermal alteration. The active faults sole into or terminate against the brittle-ductile transition zone (BDT) at a depth of about 4 to 5 km.
- Unruh, J.; Hauksoon, E. (1 January 2006) Active Faulting in the Coso Geothermal Field, Eastern California