Hydrochemical features of a geothermal test well iin a volcanic caldera, MT. Pinatubo, Philippines

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Mt. Pinatubo is one of several recent-age volcanoes along the west Luzon volcanic arc. A fumarole near the suminit emits gases with magmatic characteristics. Several thermal springs on the east and west flanks yield various fluid typos, including neutral chloride and bicarbonate. Three wellbores probed the Mt. Pinatubo caldera from elevations of +1230 through -1600 mRSL. Trajectories may be described as: central, crossing a boundary wall from the inside, and skirting a wall [probably] on the inside. Brine discharges indicate severe evapo-concentration effects accompanied by other phenomena. Severity of evapo-concentration indicates low fluid mobility near the wellbores. Large variations for ... continued below

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Michels, D. E.; Clemente, V. C. & Ramos, M. N. January 1, 1991.

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Mt. Pinatubo is one of several recent-age volcanoes along the west Luzon volcanic arc. A fumarole near the suminit emits gases with magmatic characteristics. Several thermal springs on the east and west flanks yield various fluid typos, including neutral chloride and bicarbonate. Three wellbores probed the Mt. Pinatubo caldera from elevations of +1230 through -1600 mRSL. Trajectories may be described as: central, crossing a boundary wall from the inside, and skirting a wall [probably] on the inside. Brine discharges indicate severe evapo-concentration effects accompanied by other phenomena. Severity of evapo-concentration indicates low fluid mobility near the wellbores. Large variations for ratios of component concentrations were observed, indicating negligible natural circulation (mixing). Implications about fluid movements and heat transfer processes are explored. Three components of steam can be quantified and all are significant: separate entry, adiabatic boiling, and boiling by rock heat.

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  • Proceedings, sixteenth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 23-25, 1991

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Michels, D. E.; Clemente, V. C. & Ramos, M. N. Hydrochemical features of a geothermal test well iin a volcanic caldera, MT. Pinatubo, Philippines, article, January 1, 1991; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885080/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.