Chemurkeu Hot Springs, Lake Bogoria
There are four groups of geysers around Lake Bogoria. Chemurkeu Hot Springs are one of them.
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These springs are located to the south of the most famous Lake Bogoria geysers – Loburu Geysers.
Chemurkeu hot springs are located close to the lake, some springs are even inside the lake. In total there are 40 hot springs, 4 geysers among them. One geyser is up to 1.2 m high, one is less than 0.3 m high. Geysers have formed carbonate terraces.
Interesting feature here is: large, flat crystals of aragonite, which grow up to 4 cm long.
- T. Scott Bryan, The Geysers of Yellowstone, fourth edition. 2008. Boulder.
Chemurkeu Hot Springs are included in the following article:
Powerful natural freshwater springs belong to the most fascinating monuments of nature. Even more exciting is the diversity of unusual springs – mineral springs, hot springs, submarine springs as well as the unusual black smokers. Especially beautiful are such natural rarities as travertine, silica, or salt terraces created by warm and hot springs and, especially, geysers.
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Hasty hydrogeologista would say: geysers are thermodynamically and hydrodynamically unstable hot springs. “Normal” people would say – geysers are hot springs which at more or less regular intervals shoot up a fountain of boiling water and steam. Sometimes these fountains are even 100 m tall… or even 450 m!
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