Recent Geothermal Investigations In Honduras- An Overview

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Journal Article: Recent Geothermal Investigations In Honduras- An Overview

Abstract
Since 1985, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Geological Survey have worked with the Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica of Honduras to perform a geothermal assessment of six areas in Honduras. A combination of reconnaissance and detailed techniques was used to eliminate from consideration the sites of lower potential. Detailed geophysical investigations were performed at two high-potential sites and three geothermal gradient coreholes were drilled at the highest potential site, Platanares. High-temperature fluids were encountered in two of these coreholes, while one hole was non-flowing. Evaluation of all the data collected suggests that there are two levels to the geothermal reservoir at Platanares. A shallow (< 700 m) level contains 160-165°C fluids while a deeper (> 1.2 km) reservoir at a temperature of 225° is indicated by fluid geothermometers.

Authors 
A. William Laughlin and Sue J. Goff








Published Journal 
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 1991





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Citation

A. William Laughlin,Sue J. Goff. 1991. Recent Geothermal Investigations In Honduras- An Overview. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research. (!) .