Crystal Geyser is a rare cold water geyser that was caused when a company drilling for oil near the Green River hit water and a combination of chemicals in 1940 instead of oil. Cold water geysers are formed when groundwater picks up certain chemicals to become a mild sulfuric acid and comes in contact with calcium carbonate. The combination causes carbon dioxide to build pressure and force the water through an opening created in this case by the drilling company. Crystal Geyser erupts about every 12-18 hours. It has created mineral deposits of amazing colors and patterns; even the vegetation around the area is coated with minerals.
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