Water Sampling At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

Jump to: navigation, search
GEOTHERMAL ENERGYGeothermal Home

Exploration Activity: Water Sampling At Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area (FURUMOTO, 1976)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Kilauea East Rift Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Water Sampling
Activity Date 1974 - 1974

Usefulness not useful
DOE-funding Unknown

 
Exploration Basis
This study was conducted to create a model of the thermal structure of Kilauea for the purposes of analyzing geothermal potential as part of the coordinated exploration program for geothermal sources on the Big Island of Hawaii.
 
Notes
Water samples were taken from wells within the Puna area and analyzed for oxygen isotope levels. The analysis also showed that silica content in some of the wells was abnormally high while the basaltic rock is under saturated in silica. At the time of this study the significance of the data was not understood, so no results or theories are presented.


Additional References