The main goal of geothermal geochemistry research is to identify the origin of geothermal fluids and to quantify the processes that govern their compositions and the associated chemical and mineralogical transformations of the rocks with which the fluids interact. The subject has a strong applied component: Geothermal chemistry constitutes an important tool for the exploration of geothermal resources and in assessing the production characteristics of drilled geothermal reservoirs and their response to production. Geothermal fluids are also of interest as analogues to ore-forming fluids. Understanding of chemical processes within active geothermal systems has been advanced by thermodynamic and kinetic experiments...

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