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Norris Geyser Basin

Porcelain Basin

 
 
Norris Geyser Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Norris Geyser Basin Marker
Inscription.
In this raw, acidic land where iron and arsenic abound, thermophiles and extremophiles – microorganisms that live in heat and other extremes – inhabit geysers and hot springs.

Many pools are opalescent, or cloudy. Look for murky waters, caused by silica in the water. Colloidal Pool is a perfect example – usually! Here at Norris Geyser Basin where changes are common, a “perfect example” might change at any time.

Geyser Basin Glossary
Thermophile:
A microorganism that inhabits a very hot place, such as a geyser or hot spring.
Extremophile: A microorganism that lives in extreme conditions such as heat and acid – and cannot survive without these extremes.
Colloid: Fine particles suspended in liquid that do not settle to the bottom or easily filter out.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 43.694′ N, 110° 42.071′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89). Click for map. Marker is located in the Porcelain Basin at the Norris Geyser Basin. Marker is in this post office area: Yellowstone National Park WY 82190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Norris Geyser Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Norris Geyser Basin Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Porcelain Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Solfatara (within shouting distance of this marker); Fumaroles (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Living Thermometer (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Norris Geyser Basin (about 800 feet away); The Norris Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Norris Geyser Basin (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Park System (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yellowstone National Park.
 
More about this marker. A map of the Norris Geyser Basin appears on the right side of the marker. A photo of Colloidal Pool on the left side of the marker has a caption of “Colloidal Pool is named for the particles suspended on it, giving the water a cloudy appearance.” A photograph at the bottom right of the marker depicts “Thermophiles in Pinwheel Geyser’s runoff channel.”
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Norris Geyser Basin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
3. Norris Geyser Basin
Hot Spring at Norris Geyser Basin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
4. Hot Spring at Norris Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin Thermal Feature image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
5. Norris Geyser Basin Thermal Feature
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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