La Primavera Geothermal Area

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La Primavera Geothermal Area

Area Overview

Geothermal Area Profile

Location: Guadalajara, Mexico

Exploration Region: Transmexican Volcanic Belt

GEA Development Phase: Operational"Operational" is not in the list of possible values (Phase I - Resource Procurement and Identification, Phase II - Resource Exploration and Confirmation, Phase III - Permitting and Initial Development, Phase IV - Resource Production and Power Plant Construction) for this property.

Coordinates: 20.65304480426°, -103.52541885376°

Resource Estimate

Mean Reservoir Temp: 254°C527.15 K
489.2 °F
948.87 °R

Estimated Reservoir Volume:

Mean Capacity: 25 MW25,000 kW
25,000,000 W
25,000,000,000 mW
0.025 GW
2.5e-5 TW

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History and Infrastructure

Operating Power Plants: 0

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Developing Power Projects: 0

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Power Production Profile

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Exploration History

First Discovery Well

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Well Field Description

Well Field Information

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Depth to Top of Reservoir: 1200m1.2 km
0.746 mi
3,937.008 ft
1,312.332 yd

Depth to Bottom of Reservoir: 2000m2 km
1.243 mi
6,561.68 ft
2,187.22 yd

Average Depth to Reservoir: 1600m1.6 km
0.994 mi
5,249.344 ft
1,749.776 yd

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Geology of the Area

Geologic Setting

Tectonic Setting: Subduction Zone

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Topographic Features:

Brophy Model: Type C: Caldera Resource

Moeck-Beardsmore Play Type: CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive"CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive" is not in the list of possible values (CV-1a: Magmatic - Extrusive, CV-1b: Magmatic - Intrusive, CV-2a: Plutonic - Recent or Active Volcanism, CV-2b: Plutonic - Inactive Volcanism, CV-3: Extensional Domain, CD-1: Intracratonic Basin, CD-2: Orogenic Belt, CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement) for this property.

Geologic Features

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Volcanic Age: Quaternary

Host Rock Age: Tertiary

Host Rock Lithology: Andesite

Cap Rock Age:

Cap Rock Lithology: Ignimbrites; Lacustrine Sediments

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Geofluid Geochemistry


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Some Comments on the La Primavera Geothermal Field, Mexico
  2. Geothermal Activity And Development In Mexico – Keeping The Production Going

List of existing Geothermal Resource Areas.

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