With the extension of the search for oil into heretofore unprospected territory some attention has recently been given to the oil and gas possibilities of South Dakota and articles covering the possible resources of the State have been published recently by Roy A. Wilson1 and A. B. Rowley2. Both of these articles fail to emphasize a factor which seems to the writer to merit the most careful consideration in forming an opinion as to the possible presence and location of commercial oil or gas pools within the State, namely, the probable existence of an elevated backbone of...

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