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Rock Springs Field Office
Release Date: 12/18/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith, 307-352-0399    
  Samantha Thurston, 307-352-0237    

BLM Seeks comments on the
North Dutch John 2D Geophysical Exploration

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Field Office is seeking public comments on the North Dutch John 2D geophysical project proposed by Azalea Oil Company, L.L.C.

The project area is approximately 55 miles southwest of Rock Springs Wyo. intersecting Highway 191 South, Sweetwater County Road 33, and Iron Mountain Road.

The project consists of three phases: surveying the locations; drilling and loading shot holes; and laying out geophones and recording data.  The project may take place over 27 working days in July and August 2010.  Locations of the seismic lines have been chosen to minimize impacts to the vegetation and wildlife.

Please submit written comments by Jan. 17, 2010 to: Samantha Thurston, Natural Resource Specialist, Re: “North Dutch John 2D Geophysical,” BLM Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, WY 82901.

Comments may also be submitted electronically to: Please include "North Dutch John 2D" in the subject line.  For more information contact Samantha Thurston at 307-352-0237, or visit the website at:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Rock Springs Field Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 01-11-2011