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Multi-isotopic (Li, B, Sr, Nd) approach for geothermal reservoir characterization in the Limagne Basin (Massif Central, France)

Abstract : A multi-isotopic study of thermo-mineral waters from the Limagne Basin (French Massif Central) is reported. Lithium, B, Sr and Nd isotopic signatures in thermo-mineral waters and bedrocks were combined in order to determine the origin of these fluids from a reservoir point of view. Strontium and Nd isotopic systems showed that the thermo-mineral waters are mostly derived from a granitic reservoir type, with the exception of a few water samples having Sr and Nd isotopic signatures also reflecting a volcanic contribution (basalts). In a second step, Li and B isotopes were investigated, given that Li and B isotopic systematics are potentially affected by mass dependent fractionation during water/rock interaction and could provide some information on what takes place during this process. A great diversity of thermo-mineral waters within the Aigueperse area was clearly observed, which is directly related to the origin of these thermal waters in terms of reservoirs. These different geothermal reservoirs are characterized by different geological settings and intensity of water/rock interaction (i.e. depth and temperature). The combination of Li, B, Sr and Nd isotopic systems highlight the complexity of the study of these geothermal reservoirs and that the use of only one isotopic tool could lead to an incomplete interpretation of the origin of water. The new approach using Li isotopes shows a very interesting potential with additional information on the intensity of water/rock interaction.
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Romain Millot, Philippe Négrel, Emmanuelle Petelet-Giraud. Multi-isotopic (Li, B, Sr, Nd) approach for geothermal reservoir characterization in the Limagne Basin (Massif Central, France). Applied Geochemistry, Elsevier, 2007, 22 (11), pp.2307-2325. ⟨10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.04.022⟩. ⟨hal-03641891⟩

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