Bucket List #6: Fly Geyser, NV, USA

Fly Geyser T Douglas

Image via Flickr. Photographer: T Douglas 

A few facts about  Geyser (because I’m a nerd, but also because I never got to go there when I was last in Nevada):

  • It’s man-made (sort of). It started out after some well drilling in the ’60s. After that nature took over.
  • It’s composed of precipitated travertine, a creamy-coloured limestoney rock.
  • The pretty colours are actually because of thermophilic algae (thermo = heat, phile = attracted to)
  • It as a bunch of other names, including Green Geyser, and Fly Ranch Geyser (OK, so I lied, there are really only three or four names).

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