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Title: Aqueous geochemistry of the Thermopolis hydrothermal system, southern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, U.S.A.

The Thermopolis hydrothermal system is located in the southern portion of the Bighorn Basin, in and around the town of Thermopolis, Wyoming. It is the largest hydrothermal system in Wyoming outside of Yellowstone National Park. The system includes hot springs, travertine deposits, and thermal wells; published models for the hydrothermal system propose the Owl Creek Mountains as the recharge zone, simple conductive heating at depth, and resurfacing of thermal waters up the Thermopolis Anticline.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
  2. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). School of Energy Resources
  3. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States). Wyoming High-Precision Isotope Lab.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Rocky Mountain Geology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1555-7332
University of Washington, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Research Org:
Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Clean Coal and Carbon (FE-20)
Country of Publication:
United States
58 GEOSCIENCES Bighorn Basin, hot springs, hydrogeochemistry, hydrothermal system, Thermopolis, Wyoming