Salt Lake Oil Field, California, USA, 1906

Salt Lake Oil Field, California, USA, 1906

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Credit: U.S. Geological Survey/Ralph Arnold/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Salt Lake Oil Field. View across a lagoon in the Salt Lake Oil Field, California, USA, from the east end, showing gas bubbles coming up through the water and oil floating on the surface. The Salt Lake Oil Field was discovered in 1902 and was once the most productive oil field in California. Photographed 7 miles west of Los Angeles, USA, in 1906.

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