Genetic Analysis of Geothermal Resources and Geothermal Geological Characteristics in Datong Basin, Northern China

Wenlong Zhou, Xiangyun Hu, Shilong Yan, Hongdang Guo, Wei Chen, Sijing Liu, Chunyan Miao
2020 Energies  
Datong Basin is a Cenozoic fault basin located in the central part of the North China Block with strong tectonic activity. The unique geological environment of Datong Basin is believed to have good conditions for the formation of geothermal resources. Based on the research of the classification, genesis and geothermal geological characteristics of geothermal resources, the geological conditions, seismic activity, volcanic activity, geophysical exploration results, terrestrial heat flow and hot
more » ... heat flow and hot springs in Datong Basin are analyzed. The possibility of the occurrence of geothermal resources in Datong Basin is determined, and the genesis and occurrence mechanisms of geothermal resources in Datong Basin are judged. The results show that Datong Basin satisfies the geological geothermal conditions of the formation of geothermal resources and is of great research value. The formation of geothermal resources in the Datong Basin is affected by the uplift of the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau and the destruction of the North China Craton. The geothermal resources in Datong Basin are formed by the combination of modern volcanic activity and strong inner-plate tectonic activities. The geothermal system is a combination of convective hydrothermal systems and partial melt systems. At the same time, it is concluded that the key research areas for the occurrence of geothermal resources are mainly in the northeastern part of the basin. It is recommended to carry out detailed and comprehensive exploration of the northeastern part of Datong Basin.
doi:10.3390/en13071792 fatcat:yhgsmxwmhbhazgqelswmna4ybi