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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; -110.7962493
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)

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, Labial's Satellite Geyser, Narcissus Geyser, and Pink Geyser.

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.

History

Pink Cone Geyser was named by the Hayden Survey. The geyser's siliceous sinter cone is a dark pinkish-red attributed to manganese oxide and iron oxide staining. Similar coloration occurs at some nearby geysers, including Pink Geyser and Narcissus Geyser. This indicates a common water chemistry, but their behaviors do not affect each other.

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