Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)
Exploration Activity: Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
Determine fluid origin in two exploratory wells
Collected water from original coso hot springs well (1967) and CGEH No. 1. and completed chemical analysis to determine fluid origin. The surface expression of fumarole and acid sulfate pools and shallow steam wells gives a false indication of an extensive vapor dominated system because upward convecting, boiling alkaline-chloride waters do not reach the surface.
- Fournier, R. O.; Thompson, J. M.; Austin, C. F. (1 January 1978) Chemical analyses and preliminary interpretation of waters collected from the CGEH No. 1 geothermal well at Coso, California