posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 11:02 PM
Oh wow drilling near Yellowstone.
The land Lucky intends to drill on is far up a rough Forest Service road, deep in the gulch. Mining occurred up there in the late 1800s and early
1900s, and companies have sporadically explored the area in the past few decades.
Lucky thinks it will be successful in finding something because it is going to drill deeper than any other company has. Lucky wants to drill as many
as 46 holes somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 feet into the hillside in that narrow gulch. It plans to drill during two shifts, and the project is
expected to disturb fewer than five acres of land.
Near Chico Hot Springs
Geology of Natural Hot Springs
There are times our guests inform us that the water is too hot, and ask if we can please turn it down. Well, no, actually we can’t turn it down. A
hot springs is formed when the earth’s molten rock superheats water far beneath the earth’s surface. This superheated water is force slowly toward
the earth’s surface as a result of convection currents through fractures and fissures in the rock layers of the earth, heating rocks and water
closer to the earth’s surface as it moves. As the water makes its way through the earth’s crust, the immense pressure begins to drop as the water
comes closer to the surface, allowing for flowing water at the earth’s surface. The mineral content described above may not be the mineral content
of the hot springs water at Chico today; however the superheated water dissolves minerals along its path to the surface and the minerals stay in the
hot water as it flows into our hot springs pools.