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Castle Geyser - Yellowstone NP

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 16 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

Castle Geyser is a cone geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. Upper, lower, and middle Geyser Basins hold the "bulk" if the geysers in Yellowstone National Park. Castle Geyser is noted for the particularly large geyserite sinter deposits, which form its cone. Because of this appearance, when the geyser was given this name in 1870, the top edges of the structure resembled a castle. Over time the cone's shape changes because of the layers of mineral deposited in successive eruptions.

Castle Geyser has a 10 to 12 hour eruption cycle. The geyser erupts hot water for about 20 minutes in a vertical column that reaches a height of 90 feet (27 m) before changing to a noisy steam phase that issues for 30 to 40 minutes. The sinter cone has been dated to around 1022 using carbon-14 dating. The geyser has evolved through four to five distinct stages to reach its current configuration.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/9.0
ISO 100
18 mm

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