So here’s how it began....
It was in the early 20th century that a farmer whose crops were parched, began the search of water. With an intention to bring rich, nutritional water to his ranch, he dug up a well. He did find water, but it was as hot as 200 degrees. He knew it was of no use and hence covered up the pit again.
How was the geyser formed?
Failed attempts at creating a well led to the formation of the Fly Geyser. While the second team of drillers gave up on the project, they left the hole they dug faultily uncovered allowing nutrient rich water under high pressure to flow over the earth’s surface. Under extreme pressure and temperature, water, minerals and gases rush to the surface. The mound got created because the minerals started accumulating on each other.
How does the Fly Geyser get its colour?
Can you visit the island?
The fly geyser in Nevada is located on a private land, so you would need permission to see the rare sight. If you want to visit the place, make sure you have a go ahead from the owner. You can also take guided tours to this place of man-made artificial wonder.
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Author: Winnie Karnik