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Exploring for Hidden Geothermal Systems

  title={Exploring for Hidden Geothermal Systems},
  author={Sabodh K. Garg and John W. Pritchett and Jim Combs},
By definition, hidden (or “blind”) geothermal systems lack obvious surface manifestations such as hot springs, fumaroles, or hydrothermally altered ground. Most of the now-documented but previously-hidden geothermal systems (e.g., the geothermal reservoirs in the Imperial Valley of southern California, U.S.A.) were discovered accidentally, as a result of exploration drilling for oil and gas and/or mining activities. Although the occurrence frequency of hidden geothermal systems is unknown, a… 

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