Unique Rainbow-Colored Mound Fly Ranch Geyser, Nevada

These mounds form Fly Ranch or Fly Geyser. Not just a mound, this attraction also has another uniqueness because of its color that resembles a rainbow.

IPHEDIA.com - Fly Ranch Geyser or Fly Geyser is actually a natural phenomenon created accidentally. In 1964, in Nevada there was an excavation of wells to explore geothermal energy sources.

The source of geothermal heat energy itself is obtained from within the earth. However, when all excavations have been completed and well will be closed, it will spout minerals continuously.

This mineral burst eventually accumulates and settles into a growing mound of travertin. These mounds form Fly Ranch or Fly Geyser. Not just a mound, this attraction also has another uniqueness because of its color that resembles a rainbow.

Color rainbow occurs because high mineral content, eventually a lot of algae that grows and emits color pigments. Algae emit red, yellow, green, and orange colors on the pile of artificial Fly Geyser hills.

Fly Geyser ejects water whose height can reach one to two meters. The surrounding soil forms terraces. There are about 30 to 40 terraces filled with water from the geysers to resemble a pond that surrounds Fly Geyser.

Unfortunately, Fly Geyster is not open to the public. Because it is located in Nevada, precisely on Hualapai Plain which is property of Todd Jacksick. To enjoy it, visitors can see from a distance, because surroundings are covered with barbed fences and locked gates. Or, visitors pay USD 50 if you want to enjoy its uniqueness more closely. (as/ip)

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