Natural gas and oil are the most valuable minerals produced in Texas. On Jan. 10, 1901,the Great Gusher erupted in Spindletop, near Beaumont, by mining engineer, Captain A. F. Lucas. Since this discovery, Texas oil boomed especially in West Texas!
“Become a TSHA Member and Join Our Mission to Promote the Unique and Rich History of Texas.” History of Oil Discoveries in Texas | Texas Almanac, texasalmanac.com/topics/business/history-oil-discoveries-texas.
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