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Geothermal Power Plants, 3rd Edition by Ronald DiPippo

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Chapter 7

Dry-Steam Power Plants

“A few yards further brought us into the midst of puffing geysers, or steam-jets, for I knew not by what other name to call them. Fumes of sulphur here met our nostrils at every step, while the rustling steam, as it spouted from a hundred cavities, completely enveloped us … The whole of this violent commotion was accompanied by a tremendous noise beneath the Earth’s surface ….”

John Russell Bartlett, describing The Geysers in California – 1854

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