Hydrogeological and isotopic survey ofgeothermal fields in the Buyuk Menderes graben, Turkey

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Journal Article: Hydrogeological and isotopic survey ofgeothermal fields in the Buyuk Menderes graben, Turkey

Abstract

The main high and low enthalpy geothermal fields in the Buyuk Menderes graben (Western Anatolia) and their reservoir temperatures are as follows: Kizildere (242 �C), Germencik (232 �C), Aydin-Ilicabasi (101 �C), Yılmazkoy (142 �C), Salavatli (171 �C), Soke (26 �C), Denizli -Pamukkale (36 �C), Karahayit (59 �C), Golemezli (101 �C) and Yenice (70 �C). The geothermal systems are controlled by active graben faults. The reservoir rocks in the geothermal fields are the limestone and conglomerate units within Neogene sediments and the marble-quartzite units within Paleozoic metamorphic formations. There are clear �18O shifts from the Mediterranean Meteoric Water Line (MMWL) in the Kizildere, Germencik and Aydin fields, where a good relation between high temperatures and �18O shift has also been observed, indicating deep circulation and water rock interactions. In the Pamukkale, Karahayit, Golemezli and Yenice fields and in Soke region, low temperatures, small isotope shifts, shallow circulations and mixing with shallow cold water have been noted.

  1. 2003 CNR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Author 
Sakir Simsek








Published Journal 
Geothermics, 2003





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Citation

Sakir Simsek. 2003. Hydrogeological and isotopic survey ofgeothermal fields in the Buyuk Menderes graben, Turkey. Geothermics. 32(1):669-678.

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