Geochemical Exploration Of The Three Most Significant Geothermal Areas Of Lesbos Island, Greece

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Journal Article: Geochemical Exploration Of The Three Most Significant Geothermal Areas Of Lesbos Island, Greece

Abstract
Lesbos Island has several thermal manifestations linked to extensional active faults that act as channels for the ascent of deep thermal fluids. The present work describes detailed geochemical exploration aimed at evaluating the potential of the Lesbos Island geothermal resource. Exploration was carried out on the three sites (Kalloni-Stipsi, Petra-Argenos and Polichnitos) that have the most favourable hydrogeological and structural setting on the island. Hydrogeochemical data reveal the presence between Kalloni and Stipsi of a shallow thermal aquifer with temperatures below boiling point, which coincides with carbon dioxide and temperature anomalies in the overlying groundwaters. All the thermal waters in the study area have fairly similar physico-chemical features; their geochemical temperature is in the range 115-125°C. While low-medium enthalpy geothermal resources are relatively abundant in the three selected areas of Lesbos Island, the presence of a high enthalpy geothermal system is still the subject of debate.

Authors 
Michalis Fytikas, Theodoros Kavouridis, Constantine Leonis and Luigi Marini








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1989





DOI 
10.1016/0375-6505(89)90069-2


 

Citation

Michalis Fytikas,Theodoros Kavouridis,Constantine Leonis,Luigi Marini. 1989. Geochemical Exploration Of The Three Most Significant Geothermal Areas Of Lesbos Island, Greece. Geothermics. (!) .