Boiling Springs

June 26, 2005


Provided and copyright by: Keith McKain, Colonel Richardson High School, MD
Summary authors & editors: Keith McKain

In the small village of Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, a vertical diabase dike splits into two segments so that the Springs (pictured above) are located at the apex. Groundwater flow is to the north and east from South Mountain in south-central Pennsylvania. The resulting spring appears to "boil" from the ground at a reported volume of 43,585 liters (11,500 gallons) per minute. Boiling Springs is located right on the Appalachain Trail.

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