Yellowstone National Park in Park County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Norris Geyser Basin
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.
• 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 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 •
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 134 times since then and 39 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.