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Crater of New Geyser Which Burst Forth in 1928 in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

posted on 21.05.2019, 00:00 by No Author
A NEW WONDER IN THE LAND OF WONDERS--THE GEYSER OF 1928, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING. Travelers who have not been in Yellowstone National Park since the summer of 1928 have never seen the formidable geyser into whose steaming crater we are now peering. For this giant among the monsters of the world's greatest geyser region was born as recently as that year, bursting into being without warning in a spot where no such phenomenon had been expected. So great was the power of the new geyser that it tore its way through a deep stratum of black sand and hard clay, with a surface layer of two feet of flint-like sinter, and hurled its deluge of almost boiling water 100 feet into the air. The forest trees for some distance on every side were scalded to death and covered with mud and mineral deposits. The waters escaping from the initial eruption and the later ones which have followed it evern since at approximately 12-hour intervals, have torn a deep gully from the crater down the slope to the nearest stream. When the geyser comes into action it does so with a loud explosion and continues for about three hours to throw in every direction jets of hot water which rise to heights of from 60 to 75 feet, with occasional spurts of 100 feet. During each eruption it is estimated that approximately 450,000 gallons of water are ejected. The huge spouter lies two miles west of old Excelsior Geyser, near the southwestern edge of the Lower Geyser Basin. With a roughly circular crater about eight feet deep, 120 feet long and 100 feet wide, it is much the largest geyser now active in the Park.



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