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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.

 

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

 

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