Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New Geyser In Yellowstone Park

Baby Geyser Less Than A Week Old

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-- Just 160 feet south of the foot bridge across the Firehole River in Biscuit Basin is at least one new geyser. It is adjacent to another fresh vent and spewing water and steam continuously. The fresh geyser cone is only 12 feet from the river and is throwing obsidian sand up from the depths. The vent is a good 4 feet in diameter and is obviously growing. Several other new vents and cones are in the immediate area. The discharge is flowing into the Firehole River.
-- Yellowstone National Park has more than 80% of the world's known geysers. This new geyser is yet to be named, and will be observed to see if it continues it's eruption.
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