Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (1996)

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Exploration Activity: Fluid Inclusion Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (1996)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Fluid Inclusion Analysis
Activity Date 1996

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Fluid inclusion homogenization temperatures and salinities demonstrate that cool, low salinity ground waters were present when the thermal plume was emplaced. Dilution of the thermal waters occurred above and below the plume producing strong gradients in their compositions. Comparison of mineral and fluid inclusion based temperatures demonstrates that cooling has occurred along the margins of the thermal system but that the interior of the system is still undergoing heating.


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