Gunnuhver thermal field, Iceland

Location: the southwest part of Reykjanes.
Facilities: The mud pools and steam vents. Geothermal power station is next to the springs.
Description: The area is close to Reykjanes lighthouse and is collectively named Gunnuhver after a female ghost that was laid there. She had caused great disturbance until a priest set a trap for her and she fell into the spring. This happened about 400 years ago.
The mud pools form where steam from boiling geothermal reservoir water emanates and condenses and mixes with surface water. Accompanying gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make the water acid. This causes alteration of the fresh lava rock to clay.
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