WILSON COUNTY, KANSAS
Buffalo Oilfield (Wilson County)
At Buffalo in the northeast part of Wilson County
there is a field of oil and gas wells, giving small production from a depth of 900-1,000 feet. The surface is occupied
by the Stanton Limestone.
Around Altoona, and northeastward in the east part
of the county, is a small oil and gasfield. The surface is formed by the Lane Shales.
This field was opened during 1907, and there was renewed activity in 1916 and 1917, when a number of satisfactory wells were obtained giving 10-20 barrels of oil a day. There also were many gas wells yielding a few million cubic feet per day.
Neodesha Oilfield (Wilson County)
This oil and gasfield is in the south part of Wilson
County, and continues southward into Montgomery County.
Source: Geology of the Mid Continent Oilfields: Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas, by Thomas Owen Bosworth, 1920, page 83)
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