One of the largest sections of the Norris Geyser Basin is the area called the Porcelain Basin. This large region is set in a depression and contains dozens of small geysers, springs, fumaroles and other geothermal features. I'm not sure exactly what the origin of the name is, but once again it may be from the variety of shades and hues exhibited in the structures here.
Viewed from above, the basin looks like some sort of a war zone. The ground here is apparently acidic and this prevents the growth of much plant life, adding to the barren feel of the place. Over a mile of foot paths stretch through the basin, and it is quite a feeling to walk through the place.