Posted on 10/31/2018

Photo taken on October 23, 2018

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Hot Spring

Hot Spring 

Actively precipitating salts, and cool enough to support an algae population. It's about the temperature of the hot water from the tap. At the east edge of the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, right on the Jackson Ranch road. Yes, this area has geothermal potential, but it's protected from development by its proximity to the Black Rock wilderness. The left inset is a close-up of the spring itself, on the top of this sinter mound. The right inset is a view east from the top of the mound, showing an elongate ridge of spring deposits. Apparently a fault or fissure localizes the spring; hence the linear form of the deposits.
The outflow from the spring makes a little pond that evidently is valuable for livestock (adjacent photo).

aNNa schramm, Marvin Matthews, William Sutherland, Baby have particularly liked this photo

William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome shots!

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7 days ago.
Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
Steve, this is truly amazing ! Isn't the pix on the right called a "fault" sure seems so. Great. and thanks for posting -- continuing to make our ipernity great.
7 days ago.
Thanks, everyone! Marvin, I was being careful with my terminology; "fault" implies there's been relative motion between the sides, and I don't know that from my vantage point here. But it _is_ a linear fissure! ;)
2 days ago.