Mammoth or Great Fountain Geyser in Eruption, Firehole Basin, Yellowstone National Park
Collection: Landscapes

Title

Mammoth or Great Fountain Geyser in Eruption, Firehole Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Subject

Yellowstone National Park

Description

On verso:
No. 257. MAMMOTH OR GREAT FOUNTAIN GEYSER IN ERUPTION, FIREHOLE BASIN, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.
In Yellowstone Park there are at least 70 eruptive geysers and nearly 3,000 vents of mud volcanoes, fumaroles and hot springs, most of which occur in four basins. The surface near the openings is covered with beautifully ornamented deposits of calcareous matter from the cretacious limestone beneath the lava. Among the most remarkable of these geysers are the following: The Giant, which throws a column of water 5 feet in diameter to a height of 200 feet, playing continuously for an hour and a half; Old Faithful, which spouts with great regularity every sixty- four minutes; Castle Geyser, issuing from a chimney 12 feet high ; Excelsior, which has a basin 200 feet in diameter and spouts in intervals of eight years; the Giantess, throwing a column of water 20 feet in diameter; and the Great Fountain Geyser, in the lower basin, which at intervals of from eight to twelve hours carries its water 100 feet high during 45 minutes.
In a shallow ravine near by is a string of pools of exquisite beauty, and Firehole Lake, through the water of which a bluish steam rises to the surface from the heated rocks below.
A8523

Creator

Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward)

Source

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Publisher

Canton Township Carnegie Library, Canton KS, USA

Date

ca. 1890-1900

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Stereographs

Identifier

257



Citation
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), “Mammoth or Great Fountain Geyser in Eruption, Firehole Basin, Yellowstone National Park,” Digital Canton, accessed August 16, 2022, https://canton.digitalsckls.info/item/790.
Original Format

Stereograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 3.5 inches