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Beowawe Geysers

Eureka County, Nevada



The Beowawe geysers are no more.  They have been drilled and are now used to produce geothermal electric power by the dual flash technique.  But thanks to the Northeastern Nevada Museum archives we have some photos of what the geyser field once looked like.  


USGS Topographic Map of Beowawe Geysers (1985)

USGS Aerial Photograph of Beowawe Geysers (1994)



Click on photos to see original high clarity digital photographs  



Old photos of Beowawe Geysers courtesy of the Northeastern Nevada Museum


Beowawe, Nevada Geysers October 17, 1931 (date photo developed)

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Beowawe geysers (date unknown)

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Beowawe geysers November, 1958 (date photo developed)

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Geothermal drilling at Beowawe geysers (date unknown)

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Hot springs Beowawe 1971

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Location of the Beowawe Geyser field
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Insulated pipeline to power plant
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  The Beowawe geothermal power plant is a "Dual Flash" Type of geothermal plant.  It became operational in December 1985.  It has a rating of 16.0 MW. The steam is supplied by California Energy Company.
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Nevada Geothermal Electric Power Production 1984 - 1988

Department of Minerals, State of Nevada Pamphlet 

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Beowawe, Eureka County, Nv 


Maiden's Grave, Beowawe, Eureka County, Nv 


Desert Magazine Story

Month/Year: January, 1971
Pages: 26, 27, 28, 29
Title: Nevada's Beowawe Geysers
Author: Mary Frances Strong










Additional Information:  Northeastern Nevada Museum

NENM Photos are courtesy of the Northeastern Nevada Museum

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Recent Photos by Dan Turner, 2/17/02