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Abstract

Thermal waters from 16 different locations in the Eastern Pyrenees (France) have been sampled and analysed using very sensitive multi-element techniques such as spark source mass spectrometry, neutron activation analysis and X-ray fluorescence, after physical and chemical preconcentration. A multivariate method - correspondance factor analysis - was applied to the analytical results, in order to distinguish between lithophile elements connected with deep reservoir reactions, such as Li, Si, K, Ti, Rb, Mo, Cs and the rare earths, and probably also Sc, V, Sr, Sn, Ba and W, and elements related to near-surface re-equilibration (formation of clay-like materials) such as B, Mg, Al, Ga, Ge and U. The first mentioned group can, in principle, be used as "geothermometers". Results for other areas of similar geological structure (e.g. the Vosges, France; the Rhodopes, Bulgaria) show that the above mentioned behaviour patterns are more generally observed.

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Authors: GIJBELS R, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERPEN (BELGIUM);VAN GRIEKEN R UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERPEN (BELGIUM), UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERPEN (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9789 EN (1985) MF, 319 P., BFR 600, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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