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View of St. Jacob's Well, which is a pool of water about 84 feet in diameter and 58 feet deep that has never been known to go dry. It is part of the Little Basin which is about 280 yards in diameter and 35 feet from rim to floor. Little Basin and St. Jacob's Well were formed in the recent geological past by a process known as solution-subsidence. This process occurs when surface water gains access and dissolves underground deposits of salt, gypsum, or limestone. The overlaying layers of rock and minerals subside to fill the volume vacated by the water soluble deposits.

Creator: Steele, F. M. (Francis Marion), 1866-1936
Date: Between 1891 and 1903

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Item Number: 7801
Call Number: Berryman Collection: Coll. 2 No.14
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7801

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