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Natural Wonders – Fly Geyser

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In 1964, an energy company drilled a hole in the desert in an out-of-the-way corner of Nevada. They were looking for hot water—the kind that can produce geothermal energy. What they struck turned out to be “only” 200 degrees or so, not nearly hot enough for their needs. So they capped the hole and moved on. End of story, right?

Fortunately, and amazingly, the seal on the well began to leak. The hot water made its way to the surface. Over the past 40-plus years, the random hole in the ground has been spouting water and minerals and thermophilic algae, eventually forming one of the weirdest and most beautiful quasi-natural water features on the planet, now known as Fly Geyser.

Fly Geyser is on private land and not open to the public. The landowners don’t allow tours. So your best chance of seeing it is to watch this video. We hope you do.

View the video: https://vimeo.com/107168720

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