Bouillante Volcano | John Seach


Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, Caribbean

16.12 N, 61.75 W
summit elevation ~600 m

Bouillante is a geothermal field on the west coast of Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe.

The deep geothermal reservoir at Bouillante is a mixture of seawater and meteoric water. The diluted seawater becomes depleted in Mg, SO4, Na, and enriched in Si, K, and Ca through interaction with host rocks, mainly andesite, at temperatures close to 250 deg C.

Further reading
Lachassagne, P., Maréchal, J.C. and Sanjuan, B., 2009. Hydrogeological model of a high-energy geothermal field (Bouillante area, Guadeloupe, French West Indies). Hydrogeology Journal17(7), p.1589.

Gadalia, A., Gstalter, N. and Westercamp, D., 1988. La chaîne volcanique de Bouillante, Basse-Terre de Guadeloupe,(Petites Antilles). Identité pétrographique, volcanologique et géodynamique. Géologie de la France2, p.3.

Bouillante Volcano Eruptions

Eruptions in Pleistocene.