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Yellowstone National Park - Minute Geyser


Location of sign - the Norris Geyser Basin trail in Yellowstone National Park


Photo taken June 2008

Minute Geyser, Minute Geyser sign, Norris Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park  

Close-up view of sign


Minute Geyser, Minute Geyser sign, Norris Geyser Basin Yellowstone National Park

Wide view of sign


Text of sign:


Minute Geyser


Choked by Ignorance


Minute Geyser's eruptions have changed dramatically.  It's larger west vent (right) is clogged with rocks tossed in by early 

visitors when the park's main road was near this trail - passing within 70 feet (21 meters) of the geyser.  Minute once erupted every

60 seconds, sometimes to heights of 40-50 feet (12-15 meters).  Eruptions now are irregular and originate from its smaller east

vent.  Removal of the west vent's mineral-cemented rocks would require the use of heavy equipment resulting in severe damage.


Thermal features are not trash cans or wishing wells - they are among earth's rarest geological treasures.  Please do your part to

protect them and report any vandalism to a park ranger.


Minute Geyser and park visitors, 1948.  Minute Geyser's destruction stands as a sad reminder of thoughtless behavior.


Graphics on the sign


In addition to the text there is a picture of Minute Geyser in 1948.


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