Rock-Water Interactions in the Fenton Hill, New Mexico, Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Systems I. Fluid Mixing and Chemical Geothermometry

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Journal Article: Rock-Water Interactions in the Fenton Hill, New Mexico, Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Systems I. Fluid Mixing and Chemical Geothermometry

Abstract
The chemistry of fluids circulated through an artificially-stimulated, hot dry rock (HDR) fractured geothermal reservoir system in granitic rock is described in terms of mixing phenomena, geothermometry, and approach to saturation with reservoir rock minerals. Based on the similar dynamic behavior of Na+, K+, Li+, CI_, and B species and other isotopic evidence, the presence of a concentrated in-situ pore fluid was identified. Mixing and displacement of this in-situ fluid with meteoric make-up water is responsible for the observed behavior of the major dissolved species in the circulated fluid of this HDR system.

Authors 
Charles O. Grigsby, Jefferson W. Tester, Pat E. Trujillo Jr and Dale A. Counce






Published Journal 
Geothermics, 1989



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Charles O. Grigsby,Jefferson W. Tester,Pat E. Trujillo Jr,Dale A. Counce. 1989. Rock-Water Interactions in the Fenton Hill, New Mexico, Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Systems I. Fluid Mixing and Chemical Geothermometry. Geothermics. 18(5):629-656.


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