Geology of the Azacualpa geothermal site, Departamento de Comayagua Honduras, Central America [electronic resource] : Field report. Geologia del area geotermica de Azacualpa Departamento de Comayagua, Honduras, America Central Informe de camps
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1987.
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- Thermal waters at the Azacualpa geothermal site are surfacing along fractures in the Atima Formation associated with the main north-south-trending Zacapa fault and the subordinate north-south-trending splays of the main fault. Permeability appears to be related to these fractures rather than to formation permeability in either the limestones of the Atima Formation or the Valle de Angeles Group red beds. Attitudes of lower Valle de Angeles Group red beds do not vary appreciably with distance away from the Zacapa fault, suggesting that the system is not behaving like a listric normal fault at depth. The ''Jaitique structure,'' as conjectured by R. Fakundiny (1985), does not appear to have any manifestation at the surface in terms of structures that can be seen or measured in the bedrock. Its existence is considered unlikely at the present time. Calorimetry calculations indicate that the thermal anomaly at the Azacualpa site is producing approx.4.4 thermal megawatts.
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Finch, R.; Perry, F.; Eppler, D.; Flores, W.; Paredes, J.R.; Baldridge, S.
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