Pink Cone Geyser

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Pink Cone Geyser
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Pink Cone Geyser eruption
Location Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°32′34″N 110°47′46″W / 44.5428865°N 110.7962493°W / 44.5428865; -110.7962493Coordinates: 44°32′34″N 110°47′46″W / 44.5428865°N 110.7962493°W / 44.5428865; -110.7962493[1]
Type Cone geyser
Eruption height 30 feet (9.1 m)
Frequency 9 to 22 hours
Duration 1.5 to 2 hours
Temperature 91.3 °C (196.3 °F) [1]

Pink Cone Geyser is a cone-type geyser in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States. It is part of the Pink Cone Group. Other geysers in this groups include Bead Geyser, Box Spring, Dilemma Geyser, Labial Geyser, Narcissus Geyser, and Pink Geyser.[2]

Eruptions last 1.5 to 2 hours with a maximum height of 30 feet (9.1 m) high. The interval between eruptions is 18 to 25 hours.[3]

History[edit]

Pink Cone Geyser was named by the Hayden Survey. The geyser's sinter cone is a shell-pink caused by the presence of manganese and iron oxides. The same color marks other geysers in the immediate area, including Pink Geyser and Narcissus Geyser, indicating some communality but they do not seem to interact.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pink Cone Geyser". Yellowstone Geothermal Features Database. Montana State University. 
  2. ^ "Pink Cone Group". Geyser Observation and Study Association. 
  3. ^ "Pink Cone". Geyser Observation and Study Association. 
  4. ^ "Geysers – Lower Geyser Basin". YellowstoneNationalPark.com.