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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 36 (1952)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 966

Last Page: 966

Title: Sulfur in Wyoming: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Ralph Espach

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Sulfur was an article of commerce in Wyoming as early as 1906. It was not of real economic significance however until 1950 when it was produced at the rate of over 300 tons a day. The availability of hydrogen sulphide in millions of cubic feet a day as a component of some natural gases and in solution in some crude oils and the availability of a process to convert the sulphide to sulphur made this possible. The reserves of hydrogen sulphide are of such Previous HitmagnitudeTop that 450 long tons a day of sulfur (or, in terms of sulphuric acid, 1,600 to 2,300 tons a day depending on concentration) can be made available over a 25-year period, totaling over 5 million tons. The raw material for a sulphuric acid industry is available in amounts that would appear more than adequate as part ba is for establishing other new industries in the region.

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