SPLIT CONE GEYSER has the good fortune to sit near Old Faithful Geyser, but its 1 to 2 foot eruptions are so small in comparison that it has largely been ignored until recently. Interest in Split Cone was prompted by a study that pinpointed an underground chamber located between the two geysers that helps Old Faithful erupt. This brought up the question of whether or not Split Cone is actually connected to Old Faithful. Another study has been initiated using Ground Penetration Radar in an effort to answer that question. Naturally we are all looking forward to hearing the results.
WATCH FOR: The small splashes above the cone. These can be seen in person and on the streaming web cam. If you look on the side of Split Cone you will see a few seeps that have been there for several years. Seeps like this are common on other thermal features as well.



It may be easiest to simply watch on the Streaming Web Cam.


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