Trace element geochemistry of near-surface quartz deposits as an exploration tool for hot dry rock of geothermal systems

Uysal, I. Tonguç, Gasparon, Massimo and Feng, Yue-xing (2010). Trace element geochemistry of near-surface quartz deposits as an exploration tool for hot dry rock of geothermal systems. In: Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010. World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, (1-4). 25-29 April 2010.

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Author Uysal, I. Tonguç
Gasparon, Massimo
Feng, Yue-xing
Title of paper Trace element geochemistry of near-surface quartz deposits as an exploration tool for hot dry rock of geothermal systems
Conference name World Geothermal Congress 2010
Conference location Bali, Indonesia
Conference dates 25-29 April 2010
Proceedings title Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010
Place of Publication Reykjavik, Iceland
Publisher International Geothermal Association
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Hydrothermal surface sinter deposits, near-surface quartz veins and felsic volcanic rocks from the Twin Hills area in the Late Devonian to early Carboniferous Drummond Basin, eastern Australia, are significantly enriched in mobile incompatible elements, including the heat producing elements (e.g., Cs, Th, Rb, Li). The heat anomaly observed in the northern Drummond Basin is likely to be related to heat producing granite intrusions, which may represent the counterpart of the widespread heat-producing granites of the Cooper Basin. Results of this pilot study suggest that the high-precision trace element geochemical analysis of surface quartz-rich deposits, soils, and rock chips can be used effectively as an exploration tool to identify and locate not only epithermal ore deposits but also high potential geothermal targets.
Subjects 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
0403 Geology
E1
Keyword Quartz
Trace element
Hot dry rock
Australia
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Presented in 31. EGS - Enhanced Geothermal Systems (Hot Dry Rock)

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