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The Salton Sea Geothermal Brines

By
Michael A. McKibben
Michael A. McKibben
Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521
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Published:
January 01, 1991

Abstract

The sediment—hosted Salton Sea geothermal system (SSGS) contains some of the most saline, metal—rich hydrothermal fluids known from an active system (White et al., 1963; Skinner et al., 1967; Helgeson, 1968). Recent extensive scientific and commercial drilling into this system has provided a wealth of new samples and data relevant to understanding this unique hydrothermal system and its metalliferous brines (Elders and Sass, 1988; McKibben et al., 1988a, 1988b; Williams, 1988; McKibben and Eldridge, 1989; McKibben and Williams, 1989; Williams and McKibben, 1989; McKibben et al., 1990). Only a brief overview of the SSGS is presented here.

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Society of Economic Geologists Guidebook Series

The Diversity of Mineral and Energy Resources of Southern California

Michael A. McKibben
Michael A. McKibben
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Society of Economic Geologists
Volume
12
ISBN electronic:
9781934969656
Publication date:
January 01, 1991

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