Isotopic Analysis Fluid At Coso Geothermal Area (1997)

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Exploration Activity: Isotopic Analysis Fluid At Coso Geothermal Area (1997)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Isotopic Analysis- Fluid
Activity Date 1997

Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
Identify the source of chlorine
The 36Cl/Cl values for several geothermal water samples and reservoir host rock samples have been measured. The results suggest that the thermal waters could be connate waters derived from sedimentary formations, presumably underlying and adjacent top the granitic rocks, which have recently migrated into the host rocks. Alternatively, most of the chlorine but not the water, may have recently input into the system from magmatic sources.


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