Geoelectromagnetic And Geothermic Investigations In The Ihlara Valley Geothermal Field

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Journal Article: Geoelectromagnetic And Geothermic Investigations In The Ihlara Valley Geothermal Field

Abstract
The Ihlara Valley is situated within a volcanic arc that is formed by the collision of the eastern Mediterranean plate system with the Anatolian plate. In this study we will present data from a reservoir monitoring project over the Ihlara-Ziga geothermal field, located 22 km east of Aksaray, in central Anatolia. Although identified geothermal resources in the Ihlara Valley are modest, substantial undiscovered fields have been inferred primarily from the volcanic and tectonic setting but also from the high regional heat flow (150-200 mWm-2) on the Kirsehir Massif. In 1988 and 1990, geoelectromagnetic surveys were undertaken by MTA-Ankara to confirm the presence of a relatively shallow (~ 0.5-1 km), hydrothermally caused conductive layer or zone. CSAMT and Schlumberger resistivity data show good correspondence with each other, and 2-D geoelectric models are also in harmony with geologic data and gravity anomalies. The depth of the resistive basement, which is interpreted as Paleozoic limestone, is 200-250 m in the western part and increases eastward (~ 600-750 m). This may imply N-S-oriented normal faulting within the survey area. The parameters of the top layer are a resistivity of 25 to 95 ohm m and a thickness of between 100 and 250 m. The thickness of the conductive tuffs between the top layer and the basement, whose resistivity is about 4-5 o hmm, also increases eastward (from 100 to 450 m). The apparent resistivity maps for the frequencies between 32 and 2 Hz reveal a localized low resistivity anomaly to the east of Belisirma.

Authors 
O. Metin Ilkisik, Aysan Gurer, Tugrul Tokgoz and Cemal Kaya








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1997





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Citation

O. Metin Ilkisik,Aysan Gurer,Tugrul Tokgoz,Cemal Kaya. 1997. Geoelectromagnetic And Geothermic Investigations In The Ihlara Valley Geothermal Field. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .