FPP - Silex Spring
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About this spot
The Lower Geyser Basin is one of the biggest geyser basins in the park, covering an area of approximately 11 square miles (17.7 square km). The area is broken up into several groups, one of which is Fountain Paint Pots. The Fountain Paint Pot area contains geysers, mud pots, fumaroles and pools. Silex Spring is a very beautiful clear blue spring. The hot temperatures keep the water clear of thermophiles, but these colorful bacteria thrive in the runoff from the spring.
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