Mt. Pancar geothermal system structure assessed from gravity and hydrogeological interpretations

Yunus, Mohammad Syamsu Rosid, A. Armando, T. W. Putranto, F. M. Ruslita

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Abstract

Mt. Pancar geothermal prospect, which is categorized as a low-to-moderate geothermal system, is located in Bogor district, West Java, Indonesia. Thermal activity in this area is recognized by the existence of some surface manifestations, including altered rocks, warm ground, and three neutral pH hot springs in Kawah Merah (T = 45 - 68°C), Kawah Hitam (T = 49 - 58°C), and Kawah Putih (T = 47-55°C). There is no indication of thermal activity on the summit of Mt Pancar. Geologically, Mt. Pancar is associated with a Quartenary volcano that overlying the Tertiary marl and clayey shale of Jatiluhur formation. The prospect area is mainly affected by the sinistral movement of Baribis thrust forming the NE-SW and NW-SE faults. Gravity survey and hydrogeological study were conducted to image subsurface geological structure associated with the hydrothermal system in Mt. Pancar. Gravity survey was carried out using Scintrex CG-5 gravimeter. A total of 236 gravity stations were acquired with 250 m spacing and distributed along vicitiny of Mt. Pancar and manifestations. The bouger anomaly of Mt. Pancar shows a good agreement with the surface geological features. A low bouger anomaly is detected in the center of investigation area that could be correlated with the alteration rock beneath Mt. Pancar. Resistivity model derived from 3-D AMT inversion supports this result by indicating the low resistivity layer below Mt. Pancar. The pattern of the high gravity anomaly corresponds to the fault in the western and eastern parts of Mt. Pancar. The occurence of Kawah Merah and Kawah Hitam hotsprings in the eastern part could be controlled by the NE-SW normal fault as supported through 2-D gravity forward modeling. However, Kawah Putih hotspring is more likely controlled by topography and lithological boundary. The hydrogeological conceptual model was then constructed based on the geological structure assessment of gravity data incorporated with the geology and geochemical data. The hotsprings are likely situated in the outflow zone, while an upflow zone is located around Mt. Pancar as the possible heat source of the hydrothermal system in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017
EditorsRatna Yuniati, Terry Mart, Ivandini T. Anggraningrum, Djoko Triyono, Kiki A. Sugeng
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735417410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2018
Event3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 26 Jul 201727 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2023
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2017, ISCPMS 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period26/07/1727/07/17

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