Fly Geyser

February 6, 2013 by  

Fly Geyser, Fly Geyser, the breathtakingly odd formation on the ground of Fly Ranch in Gerlach, Nev., tells the story of how man vs. nature sometimes ends in a tie. The odd, bulbous formations that make up Fly Geyser are the result of not one, but two, failed well drilling efforts.

The first came in the early 1900s, when parched ranch owners decided to build a well. They found water quickly, but unfortunately it was near-boiling and unfit for use. So, they capped the well but the leaking water left behind mineral deposits that soon formed the start of Fly Geyser, a 12-foot high cone of calcium carbonate.

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