Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers

Mud pools, Ōrākei Kōrako

This video shows boiling mud in a hydrothermal explosion crater, north-east of Ruapatu Cave, Ōrākei Kōrako. Steam and acid gases have turned the rocks to clay. In low-lying areas where water collects, the steam heats the water to form boiling mud. The video was made in March 2004.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - Hot gases, mud pools and craters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006