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Geothermal Power Plants, 4th Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Chapter 2

Exploration Strategies and Techniques

Abstract

It has been said that there are no commercial geothermal fields that could not have been discovered by an intelligent layperson. If this was true, then the strategies and sophisticated techniques we will discuss in this chapter would be unnecessary.

Keywords

Literature survey; airborne studies; aeromagnetics; geologic survey; volcanism; geologic maps; hydrologic survey; geochemical studies; geothermometers; geophysical studies; heat flux; temperature gradients; resistivity; geoscience synthesis; geoscience interpretation; conceptual model

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman—1988

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