Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Chena Area (Erkan, Et. Al., 2008)

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Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis- Fluid At Chena Area (Erkan, Et. Al., 2008)

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Location Chena Area
Exploration Technique Isotopic Analysis- Fluid
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Notes
Stable isotope analyses showthat thermalwaters at Chena Hot Springs are meteoric in origin. A Carbon-14 analysis indicates that the age of the springwaters is less than 3000 years. The minimum depth of circulation must be about 3500m in order to reach the geochemical temperatures of 100-130 _C based on a background temperature gradient of 35 _C/km.


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