Palette Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
Palette Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Over thousands of years, Mammoth Hot Springs have built white travertine terraces. Algae and bacteria tint the travertine shades of brown, orange, red, and green. Terrace Mountain (including Minerva Terrace) at Mammoth Hot Springs is the largest known carbonate-depositing spring in the world. The Mammoth Hotel and Fort Yellowstone are built upon the old Hotel Terrace formation. Hot water from Norris Geyser Basin within the Yellowstone Caldera travels underground via a fault line through limestone and deposits calcium carbonate at Mammoth Hot Springs, outside of the active supervolcano’s caldera. Yellowstone was the first national park in the world (1872), and UNESCO honored it as a World Heritage site in 1978.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download