• Hot Springs Bath Source Thermopolis

    Image ID
    FOT447292
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    38.0 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    11733 x 8800 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    993 x 745 mm
    39.1 x 29.3 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    In Thermopolis (Greek for "Hot City") the scalding water comes from the Big Spring, which is located in Hot Springs State Park. From this turquoise and green spring, the water flows into cooling ponds at a temperature of 127 degrees. A boardwalk leads you over terraces from the over flow of water. These terraces are made chiefly of lime and gypsum which separate from the cooling waters. The colors you see are due mainly to primitive plants (algae), which grow in the warm water. The cooler water then runs over rainbow-hued mineral terraces into swimming pools and Jacuzzis, and into the Big Horn River.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Sandy Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-07-08
    Uploaded on
    2008-07-10
    Collection
    A2. American GATEWAY TO THE WEST -Colorado - Wyoming - Oregon Trail - Dakota A
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Geology
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
    #908070