Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)
Exploration Activity: Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)
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|Location||Coso Geothermal Area|
Fluid temperature of feed water
Cation and sulfate isotope geothermometers indicate that the reservoir feeding water to the Coso Hot Spring well has a temperature of about 240 -250 C, and the reservoir feeding the CGEH well has a temperature of about 205 C. The variation in the chemical composition of water from the two wells suggests a model in which water-rock chemical equilibrium is maintained as a convecting solution cools from about 245-205 C by conductive heat loss.
- Fournier, R.O.; Thompson, J.M.; Austin, C.F. (10 May 1980) Interpretation of chemical analyses of waters collected from two geothermal wells at Coso, California