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).