Amarillo in Potter County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Amarillo Helium Plant
Operating around the clock, the plant extracts helium by liquefying the natural gas and separating helium from it at temperatures 300 degrees below zero.
The natural reserves in these fields and in extensions into adjacent states contain more than 95 percent of the world's known supply of helium.
This is also the site of the world renowned research center which provides fundamental data on the production and uses of helium.
Helium is used for a variety of purposes: lighter-than-air craft, low-temperature research, shielded-arc welding; and in national defense, nuclear energy programs and space exploration.
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 144.)
Location. 35° 11.483′ N, 101° 57.296′ W. Marker is in Amarillo, Texas, in Potter County. Marker is on Amarillo Boulevard West 0.1 miles east of Helium Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amarillo TX 79124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Cadillac Ranch (approx. 1.8 miles away); Helium Time Columns (approx. 2.4 miles away); 1983 Relocation of the Helium Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jack B. Kelley (approx. 2.4 miles away); Smith-Rogers House (approx. 3.6 miles away); William Henry Bush (approx. 4.7 miles away); Amarillo Natatorium ("The Nat") (approx. 5.2 miles away); Route 66 in Amarillo (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Amarillo.
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