Brine Geochemistry from Soda Geyser, Idaho


These brine samples are collected from the Soda Geyser (a thermal feature, temperature ~30 C) in Soda Springs, Idaho. These samples also represent the overthrust brines typical of oil and gas plays in western Wyoming. Samples were collected from the source and along the flow channel at different distances from the source. By collecting and analyzing these samples we are able to increase the density and quality of data from the western Wyoming oil and gas plays. Furthermore, the sampling approach also helped determine the systematic variation in REE concentration with the sampling distance from the source. Several geochemical processes are at work along the flow channels, such as degassing, precipitation, sorption, etc.

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DOE Project Name: Assessing rare earth element concentrations in geothermal and oil and gas produced waters: A potential domestic source of strategic mineral commodities
DOE Project Number: EE0007603
DOE Project Lead: Holly Thomas
DOI: 10.15121/1367546
Last Updated: over a year ago
Data from April, 2017
Submitted Jun 23, 2017


University of Wyoming



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Ghanashyam Neupane
Idaho National Labs
Travis McLing
Idaho National Labs


geothermal, energy, brine, soda geyser, geothermal brine, soda springs, idaho, ID, overthrust, oil and gas, western wyoming, analysis, geochemistry, REE, rare earth element, concentration, geochemical, degassing, precipitation, sorption, ngds content model, usgin content model, coproduced


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