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Champagne Pool of New Zealand

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See this champagne pool, which serves as a source of geothermal energy in New Zealand.

We all know what a typical body of water looks like.

But ever checked out a geothermal pool?

The 'Champagne Pool’ is one such pool and it resides in a place of beauty. Located in Waiotapu, New Zealand it draws visitors from all over.

Geothermal energy is generated deep in the earth as the decay of radioactive elements creates heat resulting in features like hot springs and pools.

Here, you will find the spring full of surfacing bubbles similar to those found in champagne.

The amazing natural process begins when moving groundwater heats and rises creating a spring of hot water. containing remnants of silver, mercury and gold.

Formed roughly 900 years ago by a hydrothermal eruption, The Champagne Pool is approximately 200 feet deep and is surrounded by a brilliant orange, crust-like edge that was caused by deposits of arsenic.

Although it may look inviting and romantic to soak in, the pool is not intended for swimming as the temperature in the pool is around 167 degrees fahrenheit.

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