There are many places on the planet that can easily be classified as miracles. The creations of nature are unmatched, and the most bizarre of them became attractions. The Fly Geyser is surely, one of them. At first it may seem that this geyser is not real, or it is just a footage of some ski-fi movie. But this is real, although it is not very well- known, as it belongs to a private property, the owner is trying not to let strangers. He hedged the entire territory with a fence. But some brave souls are still climbing over the fence to take some photos.
The Fly Geyser , also known as the Fly Ranch Geyser , is a small geyser , which is about 32 km north of Gerlach-Empire , in Washoe County , in Nevada . The geyser is located in the valley of Hualapai Flat ( Black Rock Desert ) near the Nevada State Route 34 . Driving along Route 34, the Fly Geyser can be seen directly from the road.
The Fly Geyser, means soaring geyser and it is an amazing geothermal geyser. In 1914, in the place where the geyser now is, some guys drilled rigs. Those men reached to an underground lake, tried the water’s taste, they saw that it did not look like oil and cleared out over the horizon with their drills and left the hole itself, mothballed. This geyser called the Fly Geyser is owned by Todd Jaksick. Many tried to buy this geyser from him and make it public, but Todd did not sell. This geyser is not an entirely natural phenomenon. This geyser is growing due to the minerals, produced on the surface by the water and now its height is of 1.5 meters.
The road to the geyser is a mess of mud. To get to the geyser itself by car is not possible: on the way you will get to a fence with a gate, which is confined to a few castles. The desperate fans of extreme and photographers wishing to get a good shot, climb over the fence. The Fly Geyser is not a natural creation, but a result of human activity. In the 60's under the ground a variety of reactions began, which caused the heating of the water and the active dissolution of salts, which in turn led to the formation of hills around the well. The growth continues around the walls of the geyser today. The height of the jet is now up to 1.5 meters. The color of the geyser is given by the sulfur dioxide and other minerals dissolved in water.
Besides the Fly Geyser in Nevada, there are two similar geysers created by man, but their sizes are much smaller. Visit the Fly Geyser and enjoy a unique fascinating phenomenon and a spectacular creation. This is a destination worth visiting in your life.
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Geysers are one of the manifestations of later stages of volcanism , and common areas of modern volcanic activity provided by hydrogeological conditions.
Being an intermittent hot water spring and vapor, volcanic, throwing water at regular intervals, to the sea lifting time form of a column, a geyser occurs if the activity of a volcano is at a late stage.
Large assets of geysers in the world are few , but they are of a rare beauty and fascination.
They are a pride and remarkable natural phenomena for the states where they are situated .
No matter what shape, cone-like or like fountains, geysers are rare as they need an almost perfect balance of heat and water conditions and the right rock and channeling.
Best spots of geysers in the world There are few best spots of geysers in the world.
There are only about a thousand geysers in the world situated on some major geothermal areas with geysers force on the Earth: Yellowstone Plateau in the U.
(where it is concentrated about half of all existing geysers), Iceland, New Zeeland( 58 geysers), Kamchatka, Chile, Papua New Guinea ( 38 active geysers), Indonesia( Sumatra Island – 17 geysers), Eastern Africa ( 6 geysers), China ( 10 geysers), Japan ( 4 geysers), Ethiopia and Kenya( very few).
Europeans first learned about the Icelandic geysers in the thirteenth century.
Yellowstone geysers were far from the civilized world until of the first decade of the nineteenth century.
John Colter ‘s stories were perceived as nonsense for too long time.
It took more than fifty years, unless specific expedition with the participation of artists and photographers convinced people of the existence of the world's largest geyser fields in the super-giant caldera of the dormant.
In 1872, Yellowstone geysers were under the protection of the world's first national park.
In 1850, a missionary from R.
Taylor became aware of the geysers in New Zealand.
It was only in 1941 that is only recently in historical terms, has been committed by one of the last great geographical discoveries on the planet.
Ustinova and the conductor Alexander Krupenin, apparently, were the first humans to set foot on the shore of the river called Geyser.
What threatens the geysers? How long do they live? In some parts of the world geothermal geysers are simply former constructions.
In the 19th century , New Zealand North Island had five major geyser fields, which erupted about 220 geysers, now it has only 58 geysers, some of them quite small.
The reasons for the disappearance of New Zealand's geysers are different : natural disasters (volcanic eruption of Tarawera, changes on the groundwater levels), the drilling for the construction of thermal power plants, flooding during the construction of hydroelectric power.
The most powerful geyser on the Earth , Waimangu existed in New Zealand from 1899 to 1904.
With each eruption, it threw about 800 tons of water and trapped many jet stones raised by half a kilometer high.
There are even cases of death, found themselves too close to the erupting from the giant.
But Waimangu stopped working due to the lower water levels in the nearby lake.
Geysers are valuable destinations in the world.
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They offer fascinating landscapes where majestic volcanoes and impressive lava formations are found together.
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