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A very active pool
Yellowstone National Park, 2012

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NoonduelerLooks a little like

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Lassen. Did it have that sulfur smell?
Posted Nov 13, 2012 11:18 pm

MarcsoltanRe: Looks a little like

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Surprisingly not. The steam you see is, for the most part, water vapor. I am not a chemist or a volcanologist, but my understanding of the chemistry here is that when acid and alkaline, with the same atomic weight, react they result in water, H2O. It's like taking one H from the acid and one OH from the alkaline to get water. The muddy deposits are minerals brought up by the hot water and steam.
Posted Nov 14, 2012 11:38 am

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MarcsoltanSubmitted by Marcsoltan
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