Mudpots, Mud Pools, or Mud Volcanoes

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Mudpots, Mud Pools, or Mud Volcanoes:
A kind of hot spring or fumarole with limited water causing a bubbling pool with a consistency of mud or clay.
Other definitions:Wikipedia Reegle


Modern Geothermal Features

Typical list of modern geothermal features
Mudpot in Yellowstone National Park(reference: nps.gov)


Mudpots and mud pools are actually hot springs or fumaroles with limited amounts of water but a lot of clay from surrounding rock and soil causing a boiling slurry. Not to be confused with mud volcanoes, which are the results of diapirs of mud rising from below the Earth’s surface.

Examples

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CSV
Geothermal
Resource
Area
Geothermal
Region
Control
Structure
Host
Rock
Age
Host
Rock
Lithology
Mean
Capacity
Mean
Reservoir
Temp
Brady Hot Springs Geothermal AreaNorthwest Basin and Range Geothermal RegionAccommodation ZoneMesozoicmetamorphic rocks26.1 MW
26,100 kW
26,100,000 W
26,100,000,000 mW
0.0261 GW
2.61e-5 TW
455.15 K
182 °C
359.6 °F
819.27 °R
Java - Kamojang Geothermal AreaSunda Volcanic ArcMajor Normal Fault200 MW
200,000 kW
200,000,000 W
200,000,000,000 mW
0.2 GW
2.0e-4 TW
518.15 K
245 °C
473 °F
932.67 °R
Long Valley Caldera Geothermal AreaWalker-Lane Transition ZoneDisplacement Transfer ZoneQuaternaryBishop Tuff, Metamorphic Basement38 MW
38,000 kW
38,000,000 W
38,000,000,000 mW
0.038 GW
3.8e-5 TW
513.15 K
240 °C
464 °F
923.67 °R
Los Azufres Geothermal AreaTransmexican Volcanic BeltMiocene-PlioceneAndesite188 MW
188,000 kW
188,000,000 W
188,000,000,000 mW
0.188 GW
1.88e-4 TW
448.15 K
175 °C
347 °F
806.67 °R
Pailas Geothermal AreaCentral American Volcanic Arc ChainAndesite35 MW
35,000 kW
35,000,000 W
35,000,000,000 mW
0.035 GW
3.5e-5 TW
Salton Sea Geothermal AreaGulf of California Rift ZonePull-Apart in Strike-Slip Fault ZonePleistocenesandstone437 MW
437,000 kW
437,000,000 W
437,000,000,000 mW
0.437 GW
4.37e-4 TW
575.15 K
302 °C
575.6 °F
1,035.27 °R
San Jacinto Geothermal AreaCentral American Volcanic Arc Chain87 MW
87,000 kW
87,000,000 W
87,000,000,000 mW
0.087 GW
8.7e-5 TW
543.15 K
270 °C
518 °F
977.67 °R
Valles Caldera - Sulphur Springs Geothermal AreaRio Grande RiftCaldera Rim Margins
Fault Intersection
Stratigraphic Boundaries
Precambrian; Mississippian-Pennsylvanian; Pleistocene, 1.6 to 1.25 Ma; Pliocene; MioceneCrystalline basement “pCu”; Limestone-Madera Formation “MIPu”; Rhyolitic tuff-Bandelier Tuff (upper Tshirege “Qbt” and lower Otowi “Qbo” members); Caldera Fill Rhyolite (shallow); Dacitic/Andesitic to Rhyolitic lavas and tuffs-Keres Group Volcanics (shallow); Santa Fe Group volcaniclastics “Tsf”

References