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Tale of three prospects

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Abstract

Most high-temperature, hydrothermal-convection systems probably are heated by bodies of magma (and/or hot plutons), whose presence is suggested by geologically young, if not active volcanism. Study of a young volcanic area provides information about the general thermal status of the underlying heat source, and detailed information about the time-space-volume-composition (TSVC) characteristics for a volcanic area can help define temperature at least semi-quantitatively when interpreted within the framework of published magma-cooling models. Thus, TSVC study is a fairly powerful and cost effective tool in the pre-drilling phase of an exploration program in young volcanic terrane. Examples are described for Coso, California; Agua de Pau, Azores; and Tecuamburro, Guatemala.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Tale of three prospects
Volume
16
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by Geothermal Resources Council
Publisher location:
Davis, CA, United States
Larger Work Title:
Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council
First page:
145
Last page:
152
Conference Title:
1992 Annual Meeting of the Geothermal Resources Council
Conference Location:
San Diego, CA, USA
Conference Date:
4 October 1992 through 7 October 1992