Fly Geyser Lace Ring by Virginia Catherall

Fly Geyser Lace Ring

September 2015
Light Fingering ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
340 yards (311 m)
One size
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Fly Geyser is a man-made geothermal geyser just outside of Black Rock Desert. It was inadvertently created in 1964 while drilling for sources of geothermal energy. Water is constantly being released, rising up to five feet in the air, and over the decades dissolved minerals have built up the diverse mounds and pools around the spring. But the most striking aspect of the geyser is its brilliant coloring, not created by minerals, but by thermophilic algae. Evidence of life surviving in the most extreme environment. This piece was created as an Artist-in-Residence at Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area.