Cuttings Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2003)

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Exploration Activity: Cuttings Analysis At Coso Geothermal Area (2003)

Exploration Activity Details
Location Coso Geothermal Area
Exploration Technique Cuttings Analysis
Activity Date 2003
Usefulness not indicated
DOE-funding Unknown

Exploration Basis
1) Fracture/stress analysis 2) Determine the EGS potential of Coso Geothermal Region
1) Petrologic analyses of cuttings from several wells are used to construct a vein-mineral paragenesis of the Coso east flank. 2) Cuttings collected during the drilling of each of the four east-flank study wells are used to determine the lithologies of the hydrothermally altered zones, the characteristics of the vein fillings, and the extent of large-scale faulting.


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