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Yellowstone National Park - Aurum Geyser

 

Location of sign - Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

 

Photo taken June 2008

Aurum Geyser, Aurum Geyser sign, Upper Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park  

Close-up view of sign

 

Aurum Geyser, Aurum Geyser sign, Upper Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park

Wide view of sign

 

Text of sign:

 

Aurum Geyser

 

Aurum is Latin for "gold."  The geyser was named for the color of iron oxide deposits lining the vent's rim.  During eruptions, which

occur every 2.5 - 5 hours, water and steam are ejected to heights often exceeding 20 feet.


Fun Facts

 

Aurum Geyser is a cone-type geyser.


Prior to an earthquake in 1983 Aurum Geyser rarely erupted. 

 

Eruptions last about a minute.

 

Geyser Types

 

All geysers are essentially hot springs that periodically erupt.  Beyond this broad similarity they can be grouped into two

categories: cone geysers (Old Faithful is the most famous of this type) and fountain geysers (like Sawmill or Grand Geysers).

 

Graphics on the sign

 

In addition to the text there is a picture of Aurum Geyser and a graphic that shows the difference between fountain and cone 

geysers.

 

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