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Granite Wash Zone Shift

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Steve Toon
October 1, 2012

Elk City, population 11,693 at the last official count, is situated on the western edge of Oklahoma. It is also fortuitously on the eastern periphery of the Granite Wash play that stretches beyond the state line 30 miles distant and on into the Texas Panhandle. Elk City roots for the high school Elks, no surprise, although no wild elk have been known to roam the gentle hills of pastureland and crops surrounding the town—ever. It is proud of its Route 66 heritage and features the now-idle Parker Drilling Co. Rig ...


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