The Fly Geyser near Gerlach, Nevada is a Beautiful Colorful Oddity
Jun 21, 2013 01:29PM ● Published by Brian O
Courtesy Creative Commons - Ochen Krasivyiy Lichnyiy
Gallery: Fly Geyser - 2013 [10 Images] Click any image to expand.
"The Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon, and was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling. The well functioned normally for several decades, but in the 1960s geothermally heated water found a weak spot in the wall and began escaping to the surface. Dissolved minerals started rising and accumulating, creating the mount on which the geyser sits, which continues growing. Today water is constantly spewing, reaching 5 feet (1.5 m) in the air." - Fly Geyser @ WikipediaEnjoy the gallery.
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