World Geothermal Congress 2020+1
March - October, 2021

Geochemistry Exploration in Tectonic Systems

Miguel GARCIA, Jose CANALES, Carlos GUIFARRO

[National Electric Energy Company, Honduras]

GEOCHEMISTRY EXPLORATION IN TECTONIC SYSTEMS Miguel A. García Honduras National Electric Energy Company magw0601@yahoo.es José L. Canales Honduras National Electric Energy Company jleonardo.canales@gmail.com Carlos H. Guifarro Honduras National Electric Energy Company guifarro07@hotmail.com Keywords: Exploration, Geochemistry, Tectonic Abstract: Honduras, it`s located in Central America, it doesn`t possess an active volcano system, in fact no volcanos at all, nonetheless it has various superficial geothermal manifestations related to low and high enthalpy. The superficial manifestations found here are: hot springs, fumaroles, steam soils and mud, located in the northwest, center and south of the national territory. Particularly characteristics blossom here as oppose to the rest of the rest of Central America; this is due to the geothermal sources which are directly related to tectonic systems and associated to geological faults, in other words, the continental plates interact. And for the south zone, it exists a possibility of a subduction influence of Cocos and Caribbean plates. The superficial manifestations located in the northwest zone, north and center, respond to the interaction of the North American and Caribbean plates and their related geological faults. The objective of these document is to present, by a field investigation, the geochemistry of the manifestations of heat sources associated to tectonic systems compared with the volcanic ones. Taking as an example known systems in the Central American region, making use of ionic and cationic analysis in the liquid and gas phase during tests in the laboratory.

        Topic: Geochemistry Paper Number: 14160

         Session 8P: Poster 2 [Tuesday 11th May 2021, 11:00 pm] (UTC-8)
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