Underground Kansas

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Salt. Oil. Natural gas. Even gypsum. Plenty of natural resources exist in Kansas, and folks bringing them to the surface are generating millions of dollars in revenue as work continues to stretch their investments into the future. Check out Underground Kansas’ most marketable materials.

Unseen economic resources make big impact on Kansas economy

Each day, workers blast, scoop up, crush and haul tons of salt to the surface — part of an underground operation that’s been mining away at a massive vein of sodium chloride that shows no signs of slowing down.

Oil and gas at Ted’s Z Bar Ranch

Ranch manager Keith Yearout sees value and opportunity in all the oil and natural gas buried beneath Ted Turner's Z Bar Ranch in Kansas.

Keith Yearout: ‘We're expected to make a profit’

Keith Yearout discusses how each of the wells on Ted Turner's 43,000-acre Z Bar Ranch may produce oil or natural gas for 30 or 40 years, but all such good things must someday come to an end.


Richard Heckler 8 years, 9 months ago

A trip through the Salt Mine Museum is awesome. Yep there is a gift shop way beneath the surface in this museum. This place is used to store films and "important" documents forever. An excellent field trip.

We and another family made a two day venture of this field trip which included the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center and Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills.

mmiller 8 years, 9 months ago

This is so cool. I want to see this!!

Thinking_Out_Loud 8 years, 9 months ago

I recommend the Underground Salt Mine Museum. It's fun, it's interesting, and it's worth every penny of admission.

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