"Cliff Geyser" Geysers/hot springs Tip by sim1

  Cliff Geyser
by sim1

Also on the Black Sand Basin is the Cliff Geyser. It is situated on the edge of the Iron Spring Creek.

Cliff Geyser has a temperature 191.8F and has an irregular interval. The duration of the eruption is from 30 minutes to 3 hours with a height of 40 feet.
Cliff Geyser is named this like this for its cliff-like wall of geyserite formed around the crater and for its location on the edge of Iron Creek.
An indication of a pending eruption is that the crater nearly fills with boiling water. As the eruption begins, jets of water explode through the pool 15 to 40 feet high. This is accompanied by a tremendous amount of steam. The eruption reaches its highest point the first half hour and gradually subsides until the crater empties.

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2003
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