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.
Chemurkeu Hot Springs are included in the following list:
- T. Scott Bryan, The Geysers of Yellowstone, fourth edition. 2008. Boulder.
Chemurkeu Hot Springs on the map
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||0.2273 N 36.0933 E|
|Categories:||Thermal springs, Geysers|
|Where is located?||Africa, Kenya, Rift Valley Province, western bank of Lake Bogoria, south from Loburu delta|
|Alternate names:||Loburu Geysers|
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