Geomicrobiology of Hot Spring Caves
One geologic environment that touches several aspects of this website are hot spring caves with unusual microbiology. Perhaps the best example of this is Lower Kane Cave in northern Wyoming. First described in scientific literature by Egemeir (1973), the cave contains active hot springs with strands of bacteria material

Photograph courtesty of Kevin Downey

The explorers on the right used special gear to protect them from the H2S gaseous fumes in the cave.

Click here for an abstract on Lower Kane Cave

Follow this link to learn more about Extremeophile bacteria


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Last Updated October 6, 2005