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Botryoidal Spring
Botryoidal Spring (White Creek Group) (11 August 2013) 1 (12292646313).jpg
Location Lower Geyser Basin,
Yellowstone National Park,
Teton County, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°32′06″N 110°47′58″W / 44.534882°N 110.7995285°W / 44.534882; -110.7995285
Elevation 7,335 feet (2,236 m)
Type Geyser
Eruption height 10 feet (3.0 m)
Frequency 3-5 minutes
Duration one minute
Temperature 42.2 °C (108.0 °F)

Botryoidal Spring is a fountain-type geyser in the Lower Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

Botryoidal Spring is part of the White Creek Group, which includes A-0 Geyser and Spindle Geyser. As the name indicates, Botryoidal Spring was originally known as a hot spring. The term botryoidal refers to the subspherical, grape-like geyserite structures around the vent. In 1996, seismic activity resulted in the sparkling spring changing to an active geyser.

It erupts for about one minute. Intervals (= eruption start to eruption start) are 3 to 5 minutes. The fountain reaches a height of 10 feet (3 m).

Immediately after an eruption, the pool is quiet. With no warning, eruptions start with a broad, moderately noisy burst. Smaller bursting continues for less than a minute. Eruptions may start with a blue bubble, caused by a large steam bubble rising from below the water surface.

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