Jewel Geyser

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Jewel Geyser
Jewel Geyser Upper Basin.jpg
Jewel Geyser
Location Biscuit Basin, Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°29′06″N 110°51′22″W / 44.4849062°N 110.8561833°W / 44.4849062; -110.8561833Coordinates: 44°29′06″N 110°51′22″W / 44.4849062°N 110.8561833°W / 44.4849062; -110.8561833[1]
Elevation 7,798 feet (2,377 m) [2]
Type Fountain geyser
Frequency 8-9 minutes[citation needed]
Temperature 86.5 °C (187.7 °F) [1]

Jewel Geyser is a fountain geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. It is in the Biscuit Basin complex that includes Shell Geyser, Avoca Spring, and Mustard Spring.[3]

Originally named Soda Geyser by the Hayden Survey, the name was changed to Jewel Geyser by Arnold Hague in 1887.[4] Jewel Geyser is known for having a shiny, beaded sinter around its vent.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jewel Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ "Jewel Geyser". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Biscuit Basin". National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "Jewel Geyser". Geyser Observation and Study Association. http://www.geyserstudy.org/geyser.aspx?pGeyserNo=JEWEL.
  5. ^ "Geysers – Biscuit Basin". YellowstoneNationalPark.com.