Salt Creek Oil Field Historical

Salt Creek Oil Field Historical (HM1SXT)

Location: Midwest, WY 82643 Natrona County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 24.798', W 106° 16.626'

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Stockmen were aware of pools of oil in the creek bottoms during cattle trailing days. These oil seeps led to the discovery of Salt Creek, one of Wyoming's largest oil fields, nine miles long by five miles wide. In 1883, the first claims were filed in the 22,000-acre Salt Creek field. The first strike in the field occurred in 1908 at a depth of 1,050 feet. Many wells are still active. Salt Creek was one of the first unitized oil fields in the United States. Under unitization, one company operates properties for all owners and more efficient recovery methods can be used. Improved practices in Salt Creek have recovered many additional millions of barrels of oil.
Placed ByWyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 396605 N 4807504
Decimal Degrees43.41330000, -106.27710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 24.798', W 106° 16.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 24' 47.88" N, 106° 16' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)307
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-614 C St, Midwest WY 82643, US
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