Isotopic Analysis-Fluid At Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area (1982)
Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis-Fluid At Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area (1982)
|Exploration Activity Details|
|Location||Steamboat Springs Geothermal Area|
|Exploration Technique||Isotopic Analysis-Fluid|
Helium isotope ratios have been measured in geothermal fluids. These ratios have been interpreted in terms of the processes which supply He in distinct isotopic ratios (i.e. magmatic He, ~10 Ra; atmospheric He, Ra; and crustal He, ~0.1 Ra) and in terms of the processes which can alter the isotopic ratio (hydrologic mixing, U-Th series alpha production and weathering release of crustal He, magma aging and tritiugenic addition of 3He). Raft River contains only crustal He indicating no active volcanic sources.
- Torgersen, T.; Jenkins, W.J. (1 January 1982) Helium isotopes in geothermal systems- Iceland, The Geysers, Raft River and Steamboat Springs