Friday, July 19, 2013

Fly Geyser

Fly Geyser is located about 20 miles north of Gerlach (Washoe County) Nevada.  It was accidentally created in 1916 during well drilling.  It started flowing water in the 1960's when a geothermally heated pack of water exploited a weak spot in the wall.  Dissolved minerals accumulated and created the mound from which water continually spews up to five feet into the air.

Fly Geyser is located on private property behind a locked gate and is seldom open to the public for viewing.

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