This Is the Most Bizarre Geyser in the World

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Social Content Editor4 August 2017

Believe it or not, this alien-looking geyser in the middle of the Nevada desert is actually man-made.

Nestled deep in the awe-inducingly beautiful US State of Nevada, you’ll stumble across this weird-looking thing – The Fly Geyser…

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Found on a private stretch of farmland, the Martian-esque waterwork was the result of just an ordinary bloke who went drilling back in the early 1900s. After this wee drilling mistake, it disturbed the geothermal waters beneath…

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The result? Heated H2O made its way through the cracks and exploded out of the crazily colourful rock…

Years after the drilling ‘disaster’, all the mineral deposits from beneath the Earth crushed their way through oodles of terraces that have now set up shop around the ever growing geyser (and yes, it gets bigger and bigger every year)…

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Wondering why it’s so colourful? Thank the thermophilic algae. All the amazing reds and greens you see are the result of the geyser’s extremely hot surface area…

Rising five feet into the heavens, you’ll find the beauty lying just off State Route 34…

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It’s the only viewpoint sadly, as the glorious-looking thing is not yet open to the public…

But there is some good news, though. Burning Man Festival just purchased the land the rock is perched on, so it could be open to us lot very, very soon…

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