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Fly Geyser - Black Rock Desert - Nevada / U.S.A.


Fly Geyser, also known as Fly Ranch Geyser is a man-made small geothermal geyser located in Washoe County, Nevada approximately 20 miles (32 km) north of Gerlach. Fly Geyser is located near the edge of Fly Reservoir and is only about 5 feet (1.5 m) high, but 12 feet (3.7 m) counting the mound on which it sits in 2013.

Fly Geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon; it was accidentally created by well drilling[3] in 1964 exploring for sources of geothermal energy.[4] The well may not have been capped correctly, or left unplugged, but either way dissolved minerals started rising and accumulating, creating the travertine mound on which the geyser sits and continues growing.[4] Water is constantly released, reaching 5 feet (1.5 m) in the air.[1] The geyser contains several terraces discharging water into 30 to 40 pools over an area of 30 hectares (74 acres).[5] The geyser is made up of a series of different minerals,[3] but its brilliant colors are due to thermophilic algae.[

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Hot Springs Black Rock Desert with Fly Geyser in the background

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That is so cool!

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