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Table 4 Heat generation rate of common rock lithologies from literature

From: Geothermal resource assessment of remote sedimentary basins with sparse data: lessons learned from Anticosti Island, Canada

LithologyHeat generation rate (µW m−3)
Q25MedianQ75
Shale2.0532.8743.887
Iron-rich calcareous shale0.9141.4242.268
Iron-rich shale1.1441.7112.494
Quartz arenite0.0890.3140.723
Dolomite0.3870.7771.632
Limestone0.2230.5631.590
  1. Q25 and Q75 are the first and third quartiles of samples analyzed