Special Publication 13F — Energy and Mineral Resources of New Mexico: Overview of the Valles Caldera (Baca) Geothermal System


By: Fraser Goff and Cathy J. Goff, 80 p.

In New Mexico, the most carefully studied and best understood geothermal system is found at the Valles caldera. This massive and unique Quaternary volcanic complex contains a relatively small geothermal system, which has had decades of exploration and attempts at development. From the history of discovery and research of this geothermal system to the geochemistry and geologically sourced heat, this volume covers the important discoveries and details of the Valles caldera geothermal system.

This volume was published jointly by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources and the New Mexico Geological Society. It is also available as part of a six-volume boxed set.

ISBN: 978–1–883905–42–2

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