Virtual Helium Web Site

The 100% Helium Information Web Page

Welcome to the Virtual Helium Web Page! This homepage is a private site devoted to the distribution of helium related information. Did you know that the helium market in the U.S. was developed by the government? That's right... private industry did not want to risk investing in helium production facilities until there was a "market".

Helium Operations (HO) is a government program that conserves helium gas for the future. It was a program formerly managed like a private business that "generated income" for the operating budget through the sale of helium to federal agencies. HO's address is 801 S. Fillmore Suite 500, Amarillo, Texas 79101.

The program was "downsized" in 1998, re-organized, and moved to the Bureau of Land Management, in the Department of the Interior. About 40 employees of the 200 I served with still remain to manage the helium storage in the Cliffside facility. Amarillo, has been called the "Helium Capitol of the World" due to it's geologic and strategic location. Most of the world's supply of helium is within 250 miles of Amarillo. Helium information on this web site is provided to inform the public on helium related issues.

Content of this page is provided from public sources...no tax payer dollars were used to generate this site. This site has had 6273 visitors from May 1,1997 to May 5, 2000, You are visitor number Since May 5, 2000. Click on "IC" icon for web site utilization statistics since January 12 1998.

Quick Index For This Site.

New Link to JOB RELATED INFORMATION
New Link to LABORATORY PHOTO ARCHIVES
New Link to HELIUM EMPLOYEE RESUME FILES
HELIUM - GENERAL CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
HELIUM - "PIPELINE NEWS SUBSCRIPTION" (HO Employee Newsletter-Current Topics)
HELIUM IN CULTURE AND THE ARTS
LIST OF KNOWN HELIUM USES/APPLICATIONS
AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY PAPER - GOOD SUMMARY
Helium Act of 1995 - Government's Current Position on Helium
BALLOONS, BLIMPS AND AIRSHIPS
FEDERAL EMPLOYEE INFORMATION LINKS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HELIUM (FAQ's)

Links to Other Web Sites.

OTHER "UNOFFICIAL" HELIUM SITES ON THE WEB
HELIUM AND THE SUN - GENERAL DATA
OFFICIAL USBLM WEB SITE (NON-HELIUM RELATED)

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Webmaster: Samuel R.M. Burton - Note: Views and opinions expressed on this site are not those of his employer. Please submit your articles or requests for helium related information to the following E-mail address. Thank You.

Copyright 1996 On-Line Since June 1996, Last update 10-04-2002 I can be e-mailed at srmb@blast.net

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