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Project Wagon Wheel (U.S.) records, 1969-1971
- Project Wagon Wheel (U.S.)
- Project Wagon Wheel (U.S.) records
- 1969-1971 (inclusive)Date of CollectionDate of Collection
- 3.55 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
- Collection Number
- Project Wagon Wheel aimed to use nuclear explosions for natural gas exploration. Records include drill logs, shot effects, strip charts, and reports.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Project Wagon Wheel was created to see if it was feasible to use underground nuclear blasting for natural gas exploration south of Pinedale, Wyoming. By 1971 political pressure from environmental groups and local residents stopped the Wagon Wheel Project.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
This collection contains well logs, reports, and environmental statements pertaining to natural gas extraction in Sublette County, Wyoming. The collection also containis some records pertaining to W.A.S.P. or the Wyoming Atomic Stimulation Project.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
There are no known other archival collections created by the U.S. Department of the Interior dealing with Project Wagon Wheel at the date of processing.
This material was received from Barney Lewis, May 31, 2001
The collection was processed by Keith Reynolds, April 2012
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|1||1||Project Wagon Wheel No.1, Birdwell - Nuclear Annulus Investigation Logs||July 8, 16, 25, 1970|
|1||2||Project Wagon Wheel No.1, Oil Well Perforators Inc. Logs||April 27, May 2 and 7, 1970|
|1||3||Project Wagon Wheel No.1, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Reports||1970|
|1||4||Project Wagon Wheel No.2, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Reports||1972|
|1||5||Project Wagon Wheel, U.S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey Reports, data, and notes||1971-1972|
|1||6||Project Wagon Wheel Well and Spring Documentation, Detail Informaion, Water Resource Research Institute, University of Wyoming||1971|
|1||7||U.S. Dept. of Int. Geological Survey, Hydrolic Testing and Sampling of Wateter Well Number 1, Project Wagon Wheel, Sublette County, Wyoming, Open File Report (3 copies)||March 1971|
|1||8||U.S. Dept. of Int. Geological Survey, Hydrolic Testing and Sampling of Wateter Well Number 2, Project Wagon Wheel, Sublette County, Wyoming||April 1973|
|1||9||Draft Environmental Statement, Wagon Wheel Gas Stimulation Project, Sublette County, Wyoming, (two copies, one notated)||January 1972|
|1||10||Project Wagon Wheel Hydrolic Test Program, Sublette County, Wyoming||April 1970|
|1||11||Water Resource Research Institute, notes and findings on water samples||1971|
|1||12||Completion Report, Wagon Wheel Well No. 2, El Paso Natural Gas Company||July 1971|
|1||13||Draft Project Wagon Wheel Definition Plan, El Paso Natural Gas Company||March 22, 1971|
|2||1||Project Wagon Wheel, Technical Studies Report, (two copies)||December 1971|
|2||4||Loose papers, reports, data, and miscellaneous||1970-1972 and Undated|
|2||5||Loose papers, reports, data, and miscellaneous||1970-1972 and Undated|
|2||6||W.A.S.P (Wyoming Atomic Stimulation Project) reports, charts, correspondence, and miscellaneous||1970-1972 and Undated|
|3||El Paso Natural Gas Company Wagon Wheel Well Logs||Undated|
|4||Rolled up drill logs||1970-1972 and Undated|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Isotope geology -- Wyoming
- Natural gas -- Prospecting -- Wyoming
- Underground nuclear explosions -- Wyoming -- Sublette County
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
- Pinedale (Wyo.)
- Wyoming -- History, 1946-