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Yellowstone National Park
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November 2003
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Photograph by Michael Quinton, Minden Pictures

Born of frozen thermal steam, a frosty fairyland glazes the world of Mammoth Hot Springs. Deposits of a white mineral, travertine, were created by Yellowstone's volcanic plumbing—a hot spot active for two million years. That heat feeds some 300 geysers, the greatest concentration on Earth.
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