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Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Norris Geyser Basin

Porcelain Landscape

 
 
Norris Geyser Basin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
1. Norris Geyser Basin Marker
Inscription.
The sweeping view before you is named for its porcelain-like appearance – smooth sinter deposited by centuries of thermal activity, continually glazed by minerals, hot water, and living microorganisms called thermophiles.

Norris Note
• Like most geyser basins, Norris is lower in elevation than the surrounding terrain – located in a bowl or basin.
• Iron is common here – one cause of rust color in the basin.
• Although many Yellowstone thermal features are alkaline, numerous geysers and hot springs at Norris Geyser Basin are acidic.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 43.614′ N, 110° 42.216′ W. Marker is in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, in Park County. Marker can be reached from Grand Loop Road (U.S. 89). Touch 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 within walking distance of this marker. The National Park System (within shouting distance of this marker); Yellowstone National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Norris Geyser Basin
Norris Geyser Basin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2015
2. Norris Geyser Basin
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fumaroles (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emerald Spring (about 400 feet away); The Norris Area (about 500 feet away); Solfatara (about 600 feet away); Living Thermometer (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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. Photos of Porcelain Basin and an Iron-rich hot spring are on the marker’s left side.
 
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
<i>Yellowstone National Park, Norris Geyser Basin</i> image. Click for full size.
Photochrom Postcard by the Detroit Photographic Company, 1898
5. Yellowstone National Park, Norris Geyser Basin
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on September 10, 2015.
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