Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Orakei Korako

After lunch we Spent a few hours exploring the gysers, terraces, hot springs, mud pits and caves at Orakei Korako.  A great opportunity to discuss gyser physics and geothermal fields' chemistry, biology,  and mineralogy.  Including a stop in the secret sauna cave.
In a "small world" moment we were astounded to bump into Chris Smith, a U-M geo alum, who just happened to be on a witgeology tour of New Zealand a different group. They were just leaving as we arrived in the ferry parking lot.


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