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Rangely Field Really Hot With
30 Rotaries Heading to Pay Zone Thirty big rotaries are now racing toward the 6,000-foot producing horizon in the nation's newest and most spectacular oil field and around 1,000 locations are in the books, in the Rangely field in Colorado, says Hugo Aronson, who returned from a trip to that hot spot Wednesday. Nearly all the major companies are active in the field, Texas Co., Standard, Phillips, Continental, Stanolind. Husky, with Kenneth Davis and associates, have acreage in the field, and A. B. Cobb has taken acreage and is drilling out a well that was abandoned when the field was younger. This is in the proven area. There is a lot of wildcalting all over that part of Colorado. The Rangely field is about 200 miles west of Denver and not far from the Utah line. Most of the crews are living in the little town of Vernal, Utah. There are two handicaps, Aron son says: Water availability and wretched roads leading into the field. The water is secured from the Rio Blanca (White river). The Gal loping Swede humorously observed that the White river might have white water somewhere up in the mountains but when it gets down to the lower lands it's as black as a nigger's heel. The roads are primitive and be cause of rivalries between aspiring towns, plans for better roads to the field have been somewhat stymied in the legislature. But the major companies are now putting pressure on the political leaders for decent roads and a special session of the Colorado legislature may to remedy the situation. Little towns are mushrooming near the field and one clever pro moter sold over $14,000 in townsite lots in one day. The great drawback to these lusty promoters is water; they are hauling it from a distance, building reservoirs and drilling water wells. One fellow seems to have the jump on others. He drilled a water well and secured a flow of artesian water. Promptly he named his new townsite Artesia. Drilling in the Rangely field started in 1925, when Texas com pany drilled a shallow well and se cured moderate production. The field was dormant for years, main ly because of the almost impassable roads. Deeper drilling, not long ago, proved that there was big. produc be called = X Oil Field Credits Whether Such Credits Are Based On the Acquisition or Development of ACREAGE PRODUCTION PROCESSING ROYALTIES or any other part of the Petroleum industry, we are equipped by experience and resources to care for your requirements. The First National of Great Falls, Montana Resources $27,000,000.00 s Affiliated With FBSC Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation TniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiniiiiiniimmimiiiiinmiiimiiiiiiHininiiiittnini s iJlllllilllllilllillllilillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllillllilllllllllllliilillllllllillilllllllllU; tion around 6,000 feet—and the fun started. The oil is good, around 40 gravity. It is believed that there will be intensive operations for at least three years. The big companies are now building fairly modem camps and making other improvements which seem to signify that they ex pect to be operating for quite a while. The sands are thick; from 700 to 800 feet.—Cut Bank Pioneer Press. GLACn» COUNTY TXANSFBR* By Glacier Cavity Abain Cut Bamk, ftnluu OIL AND GAB LB ABBS Douglas Gold, et nx, Helena, to The Carter Oil Co., s ne sec 24, twp 32n rge 12w, term 10 years. If no well ]ÿlthln one year, $20 each 12 months delay rental. RBLBA8E OP OIL AND GAS LEASES The Texas Co., to Sherburne Merc. Co., lot 4, sw se sec 25, lots 1, 2, w ne, e e nw sec 36, twp 31n rge Sw. Same to same, e w sw. e sw, se sec 23, twp 3 In rge Same to s 30n rge 8w. Same to same, n sec 24, twp 31n rge 9w. Same to F. R. Getty, trustee, s ne sw, se sw, s nw se sec 10. n ne. sw ne sec 15, iwp 30n rge Same to some, nw, n aw, a s sw sec 24] twp 31n rge Same to . sw sec 13. nw sec 24. twp 30n rge Sw. Same to Hamilton Sheep Ranch, s sw, w se. w e se sec 32, se se sec 33, s s, s ns sec 34, twp 31n rge 8w; sw sec 3, s se c 4. e e se sec 5, e ne, nw ne, lots 5. 8. sec 7, e ne, w nw sec 8, n sec 9, nw sec 10. twp 30n rge 8w. Same to Hamilton Sheep Ranch, e sec 24, w sec 26, e sec 27, e. e nw sec 34. nw, ne sw sec 35, twp 30n rge 8w. 8w same, e w nw, sw sec 14, twp am 8w. Arma Boy sen Jensen, trustee, Send a contribution to the Sun burst Badger. M-SCOPE and MT-SC0PE For locating of ore boiWea. veins, pockets and tnnlts. FREE LITERATURE upon re quest Also contracted geophysi cal surveys. Latest pamphlet on geophysical prospecting. Illus trated for mining engineers and prospectors, postpaid for 50 cents. Ton cannot afford to be withost this Information. Fisher Research La b oratory Palo Alte, California John Hickey, State Mining Leader, Dies John Hickey, 69. prominent Montana mining executive and former president of the Mining Association of Montana, died Sun home on the Elast Fork of Rock creek after an extended illness. Hickey was bom in Philipsburg and had resided in this area his entire life. He was president of the Moorllght Mining Co. of Philips rg, one of the largest producers chemical manganese in the Unit ed States, and president of the Copper Mask Mining Co., which operates near Thompson Falls. Hickey served as president of the ing Association of Montana from 1943 to 1945 and prior to that time served two years as vice presi dent. Currently he had been serving on the association's executive com mittee. Carl Trauerman, manager of the association, said, "The Mining As sociation of Montana mourns the death of Mr. Hickey deeply and its members will miss his counsel and leadership greatly. 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MINING CHEMICAL SUPPLIES Caustic Soda Zinc Shavings Zinc Dust Lead Acetate Litharge Pine Oil Bone Ash Quick Silver Zanthates Z-3, Z-4, Z-5, and Z-6 American Cyanaraid Re-agen Noe. 208, 542, 301, and »4 Cyanide Aerofloat No. 25 Muriatic Acid Cresylic Acid Sulphuric Barrett No. 4 Zinc Sulphate < Copper Sulphate Sodium Sulphide Acid Sodium Sulphite Soda Ash ■ And We Supply Cap Crimpers Cap Sealing Compo Leading wire Connecting Wire Dynamite Blasting Caps Black Monarch Fuse Blasting Machines und Orders Filled Promptly MONTANA HARDWARE COMPANY BUTTE —GREAT FALLS £ DAILY PRODUCTION STATE OF MONTANA WEEK ENDED SEPT. 29 MOSTAWA— Border_ 45 2H1 I kl Cut 16.06« IM E 1,863 K Gage KavteNnxd Pondera _ All Others 7,418 m 102 TOTAL MONTANA. MONTH OF AUGUST . 26,415 »,«70 the pioneer members of the organ ization and held many committee appointments and offices. The asso ciation will be represented at the funeral and will dr a w up resolu tions on his death." Hickey was active in Masonic circles of the state. Surviving are his widow, a broth er, Thomas Hickey a sister, Mrs. W. Seattle. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Masonic temple In Philips burg. of Missoula, and B. Calhoun of U. S. refining industry currently is supplying the military with more than 36,000,000 gallons of gasoline of various types dally.