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[AHW24-06] Saline groundwaters in and around the Osaka Basin and those origins
Keywords:Deep groundwater, Arima-type brine, active faults, hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios
The saline waters distribute characteristically along the boundary between sedimentary basin and surrounding mountains and the bottom of the basin including the lowermost sedimentary formation and basement rocks. The former is usually along active faults; Arima-Takatsuki Tectonic Line at the north and Ikoma faults system at the east and south. These faults would work as recharging paths of deep groundwater and seawater might inflow using these faults. The latter does not have clear relationship to the tectonic structure.
Hydrogen and oxygen isotope ratios of saline waters are plotted on a mixing line of seawater and local meteoric water. If seawater is one of the end members, relationships of chloride concentration and those isotope ratios also give mixing lines. Although these relationships of saline waters at <100 m depths show the mixing lines, the those of deeper ones do not give simple mixing lines; chloride concentration and oxygen isotope ratio of saline waters at 100-500 m depths are on the mixing line while hydrogen isotope ratios are smaller than those affected by seawater, and the saline waters >500 m depth have smaller isotope ratios than those contributed by seawater. Compared with the Arima-type brine, oxygen shift is not large for these saline waters, however, such an isotope characteristics would be on the formation process of Arima-type brine.