Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG64] Brittle-Ductile Transition and Supercritical Geofluids for Crustal Energy in Island Arc

Mon. May 21, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A11 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Noriyoshi Tsuchiya(Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University), Hiroshi Asanuma(AIST), Yasuo Ogawa(東京工業大学理学院火山流体研究センター), Chairperson:Tsuchiya Noriyoshi, Asanuma Hiroshi

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

[SCG64-05] Geochemistry of acidic hydrothermal activities enriched with HCl

*Shinji Ohsawa1, Kazuhiro Amita2 (1.Institute for Geothermal Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, 2.Research Center for Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering and Resource Science, Akita University)

Keywords:geochemistry, acidic hydrothermal activity, HCl rich

The general hydrothermal system is accompanied by acidic hot spring of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) in the periphery of the activity center of it, whereas sulfuric acid hot Springs bearing chloride ion (Cl) are universally present in the center of active volcanoes. That kind of acid hot springs are thought to be generated directly by strongly acidic hydrothermal activity, and thermal water rich in hydrochloric acid (HCl) showing Cl > SO4 relationships is rarely discharged from Tamagawa hot spring in Akita Prefecture, Japan and Beitou hot spring in Tatun Volcanic area, Taiwan. Both hot springs are also well known that the rare hot spring deposits, Hokutolite (Pb and Ra bearing BaSO4) precipitates from the hot spring waters and HCl seems to be deeply involved in the mineral formation (Ohsawa et al., 1988). In this presentation, we will introduce geochemical characteristics of acidic hot spring and hydrothermal activity rich in HCl through the results of the study on acid hot springs in Tatun conducted by one of the presenters (Ohsawa et al., 2013).