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Milos lies in an important tectonic zone and has been known for some years to be a potential geothermal area. Recently drilled boreholes have produced steam in sufficient quantities to justify the planned construction of an electricity generating station. In order to determine the usefulness of Magnetotelluric (MT) methods in this situation, Edinburgh University was invited to undertake a feasibility study. This report covers the findings of that study. The main objectives of the feasibility study were to: 1. estimate the extent of contamination by near field artificial "noise" sources, as were observed at the Travale test site, Italy. 2. compare results with borehole logs and geo-electric surveys already undertaken. 3. produce an optimum strategy for exploration in terms of site distribution and frequency band range. 4. investigate the logistics of carrying out a MT survey on the island. The instrumentation used was a SPAM (Short Period Automatic Magnetotelluric) Mk II system. The frequency range is 100 Hz - 0.02 Hz with in-field analysis up to 1-D modelling.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 10674 EN (1986) MF, 49 P., BFR 150, BLOW-UP COPY BFR 245, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
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