Shaman

Shaman is the only geyser in Uzon Caldera, located about 16 kilometers away from the Valley of Geysers. Uzon hot springs are known at least since 19th century, 100 years before the Valley of Geysers was discovered, but there were no geysers observed there until 2008 (except for the Svetlana geyser in early 1960s).

In September 2008 it was first reported that one of the hot springs in Uzon called Pulsiruyushchiy (pulsating) started to function as a geyser. In summer 2009 observations confirmed that Uzon indeed has a new geyser. The reason for it appearance remains a mystery.

In 2010 Shaman erupted every 2 hours with fountain reaching 5 meters high. Eruption lasted 20—25 seconds. Vent was shaped as a round tub 4 meters in diameter. Almost all water ejected during the eruption went back into the geyser's funnel.

In 2011 Shaman's period increased to 2 hours 40 minutes and height reached 7—8 meters.

First working name for the geyser was Prikolnyy (cool). Mutnyy (Murky) was another proposed name. However finally Shaman was approved as a name.



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  • Murky geyser
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