The spa resort of the Ush-Beldir is located in the south-eastern part of the Tuva region, Russia in the zone of influence of the Baikal rift. The Ush-Beldir territory has about 10 thermal springs and 4 exploration wells used for treatment and prevention of diseases. Hydrological and hydrochemical features of the thermal groundwaters are considered. The studied waters are thermal (T=50-83°C), alkaline (pH=9.3-10), low mineralized (TDS<370 mg/L) Na- waters with a high content of SiO (up to 125 mg/L) and F (up to 14 mg/L). The correlation of F with SiO, , Cl, Na as well as the calculation of saturation indices of minerals, allows one plausible solute source for these thermal waters, viz. the dissolution of rock-forming aluminosilicates, most likely plagioclase, gabbro and/or amphiboles in shales.
|Journal||E3S Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Jun 2019|
|Event||16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, WRI 2019 and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry, 1st IAGC International Conference - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 21 Jul 2019 → 26 Jul 2019
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Science(all)
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)