Resourceful Scenes from the Past & Present
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Number 26 - Deepest Hole in Nebraska
The deepest hole in Nebraska is in northwestern Kimball County. Drilled in 1979, it is 9,971 feet deep. In addition, some of Nebraska's deepest producing oil wells are located in Kimball County. Petroleum is an important industry in the southern part of Nebraska's Panhandle. Oil and gas are produced from sandstones of Late Cretaceous age and limestones of Early Permian and Middle to Late Pennsylvanian age.
You can order on-line a hardcopy of Resourceful Scenes from Past and Present, from the School's store ("Nebraska Maps and More"). The full publication is a two-page fold-open.
Compiled by Roger K. Pabian, SNR Research Geologist, Emeritus
Illustrated by Alan Cook and Dee Ebbeka