Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)

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Exploration Activity: Geothermometry At Coso Geothermal Area (1980)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Geothermometry
Activity Date 1980

Usefulness useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
Fluid temperature of feed water
 
Notes
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.

 
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