The Lucas Gusher

The Lucas Gusher (HM17RB)

Location: Beaumont, TX 77705 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 1.945', W 94° 4.721'

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Discovery well of the Spindletop Oil Field and the first important well on the Gulf Coast. It blew in on Jan. 10, 1901, flowing 100,000 barrels of oil a day from a depth of 1020 feet. The oil production which resulted made Beaumont a city and the Sabine District a major oil refining and exporting center of the world. The Lucas Gusher was drilled by the Hamill Brothers, contractors, under the direct supervision of Captain Anthony F. Lucas for Guffey and Galey of Pittsburgh, on the McFaddin, Weiss and Kyle lease.
HM NumberHM17RB
Marker Number10540
Year Placed1936
Placed ByThe State of Texas
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 8:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 395994 N 3322867
Decimal Degrees30.03241667, -94.07868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 1.945', W 94° 4.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 1' 56.70" N, 94° 4' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)409, 936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3479 University Dr, Beaumont TX 77705, US
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