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BL1722D. The Rustler Springs Sulphur Deposits, by E. L. Porch, Jr. 71 p., 1 figure, 9 plates, 1917. Downloadable PDF.
Nature of the work done
Troxell Well No. 2
Huling-Ross Well No. 1
The Delaware Formation
Description of Sulphur Deposits
Pit in center of Section 34, Block 70
Pit in southeast corner of Section 13, Block 70
The Johnson Prospect
The Kyle Prospect
Prospecting on Section 13, Block 113
The Dot Prospect
The Spann-Felch Holdings
Observations on Felch's gas well, Pit No. 3
Summary of log of Hole No.1, Dallas Claim No. 2
The Holdings and Works of the Michigan Sulphur & Oil Company
The Georgetown Prospect
The Cooksey Prospect
The Stinking Seep Prospect
Deposits near Walker's Ranch
Southeast corner of Section 4, Block 109
Southern part of Section 4, Block 109
Southwest Corner of Section 4, Block 109
Southwest quarter of Section 9, Block 109
Northeast corner of Section 10, Block 109
Prospects on and near the University Lands
The Grant Mines Property and Vicinity
Open cut on Section 8, Block 01
Other Sulphur Locations Reported
'l'ypes of Sulphur
1. Yellow crystallized sulphur
2. Yellow massive sulphur
3. Green crystallized sulphur
4. Green massive sulphur
5. Silvery white massive sulphur
6. Cream white massive sulphur
Kinds of matrix containing sulphur
Brown siliceous material
Dark gypsiferous porous material
Chemical composition of the Sulphur and of its Matrices
Analyses of the Matrices
Probable origin of the sulphur
Figure 1. Sketch map of the Michigan Sulphur and Oil Company's property
Plate 1, a. Maverick Springs, looking northeast.
Plate 1, b. Characteristically weathered and cavernous dolomite (Rustler?) in the Virginia Draw near the Dot Prospect
Plate 2, a. Dip of the bed rock (limestone or limy dolomite) in the Virginia Draw, near the Dot Prospect. Bank above capped by gypsite
Plate 2, b. Gypsum beds changing upward into gypsite in the Virginia Draw near the Dot Prospect
Plate 3, a. Steam plant for extracting sulphur. Michigan Sulphur and Oil Co.
Plate 3, b. Contact between dark, decomposed, cavernous, gypsiferous sulphur-bearing material and the overlying gypsite, a short distance above line drawn to show flexure. Michigan Sulphur and Oil Co.
Plate 4, a. Entrance to the northeast drift at 16 in sketch map
Plate 4, b. Part of the workings of the Michigan Sulphur and Oil Co.
Plate 5, a. Looking south from about the center of the Michigan Sulphur and Oil Co.'s property
Plate 5, b. Best showing of sulphur on the Cooksey Prospect
Plate 6, a. Furnace on the Cooksey Prospect
Plate 6, b. Stinking Seep. Looking to the northwest
Keywords: sulphur. sulfur, Rustler Formation, Rustler Springs area, Culberson County, Texas
Porch, E. L., Jr., 1917, The Rustler Springs Sulphur Deposits: University of Texas, Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology and Technology, Bulletin 1722, 71 p.