Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Lady Knox geyser (1st of 2)

Lady Knox geyser

The Lady Knox geyser at Waiotapu is persuaded to erupt every day with the aid of soap, which triggers an eruption. In the early 1900s a pipe was inserted in the vent, and a cone was built out of bricks, but the artificial structure is now completely covered by sinter. Here, the guide is putting the soap into the vent

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Geysers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006