OIL & GAS: Bonanza's Bonanza

OIL & GAS

As a geologist for 32 years and a onetime professor at the Colorado School of Mines Dr. Victor Ziegler long suspected that the land around Worland, Wyo. near the Big Horn Mountain range was loaded with oil. Seven years ago, with his wife Isabella, he set out to prove it. He and his wife drove their trailer to the end of a road, then trudged miles across rugged hills and gullies, often in below-zero weather, mapping the terrain. As rodman of the surveying team, Mrs. Ziegler would hold the 4-in.-wide, 16-ft. surveying rod where Ziegler directed, was often...

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