Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)

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Exploration Activity: Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1978)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Geothermometry
Activity Date 1978

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
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.


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