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Fly Geyser

Fly Geyser is a Hot Water Artesian Well

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Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area Nevada

Fly Geyser, a hot water artesian well that erupts continuously

Photo © Stan White
Fly Geyser isn't a real geyser, but is the result of drilling a well and hitting hot water. It erupts continuously and has built up a cone of minerals around the pipes that were part of the original well about 100 years ago. The colors are from various heat tolerant microorganisms like those living in hot springs in places like Yellowstone.

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