Tale of three prospects

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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
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