Big Muddy Oil Field

Big Muddy Oil Field (HM1QED)

Location: Glenrock, WY 82637 Converse County
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N 42° 50.194', W 105° 59.83'

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Big Muddy oil field is a typical Wyoming oil producing structure. The field, discovered in 1916, has produced over 30 million barrels of high quality oil. Strata here were arched upward at the time the Rocky Mountains originated about 60 million years ago, to form an anticline, or dome. Because oil is lighter than water, it rose to the crest of the dome where it was trapped in pore spaces between sand grains. The Wall Creek sand lies at a depth of near 3,000 feet and the Dakota sand at about 4,000 feet.
The first oil well in Wyoming was drilled in 1884. There are now about 100 oil fields in the state.
Placed ByWyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
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Date Added Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 418507 N 4743148
Decimal Degrees42.83656667, -105.99716667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 50.194', W 105° 59.83'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 50' 11.64" N, 105° 59' 49.8" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near I-25, Glenrock WY 82637, US
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