Definition: CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement

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CD-3: Crystalline Rock - Basement

This play is located underneath large areas of continent in faulted or fractured crystalline rock with very low natural porosity and permeability but storing vast amounts of thermal energy.[1]

  1. Inga S. Moeck. Graeme Beardsmore. 2014. A New 'Geothermal Play Type' Catalog: Streamlining Exploration Decision Making. In: Proceedings. Thirty-Ninth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering; 2014/02/24; Stanford. California. Stanford. California: Stanford University; p. 8