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World's first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland


January 23, 2014

flow test of the IDDP-1 well at Krafla In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project, unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2,100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1,000 degrees celsius. The January 2014 issue of Geothermics is dedicated to scientific and engineering results arising from that unusual occurrence. This special issue is edited by Wilfred Elders, a professor emeritus of geology at the University of California, Riverside. Full Story

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