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Geohydrology of Hamilton and Kearny Counties

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Well Logs, continued

Listed in the following pages are the logs of 70 wells and-test holes in Hamilton and Kearny counties, including 27 test holes drilled by the State and Federal Geological Surveys (1-27), 32 water wells (28-59), and 11 oil- and gas-test wells (60-70). The locations of the test holes are shown in figure 2 and most of the wells are shown on plate 2. About two-thirds of the logs were made by well drillers, and many of the drillers' rock names have been changed to conform with geologic terminology. "Gyp" or "gyp rock" has been interpreted to mean caliche, and "soapstone" has been changed to shale or clay. The term "sandrock" is used by drillers to describe a rock, that is so well consolidated that no casing is needed to prevent caving. In the Dakota and Cheyenne formations this has been interpreted to mean sandstone and in the Tertiary and Quaternary deposits it implies a consolidated sand and gravel deposit (often called mortar bed). Much of the Ogallala formation has been logged by well drillers as clay, but in those wells from which cuttings were available for study it was found that much of the so-called clay was silt.

28. Log of former railroad well at Lakin in sec. 27, T. 24 S., R. 36 W., drilled in May, 1900. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Loam1212
Sand and gravel2840
Clay343
Clay, blue1255
Sand, fine, blue1166
Sand, fine86152
Clay, blue2154
Clay, yellow2156
Sand and gravel20176
Conglomerate (probably gravel)8184
29. Log of fdrmer railroad well at Lakin in sec. 27, T. 24 S., R. 36 W., drilled in August, 1901. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Loam1212
Sand and gravel2840
Clay343
Clay, blue1255
Sand, blue99154
Clay, yellow2156
Sand and gravel32188
Conglomerate (probably gravel)3191
30. Log of former railroad well at Lakin in sec. 27, T. 24 S., R. 36 W., drilled in September, 1901. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Loam1212
Sand and gravel2840
Clay1555
Sand, blue2984
Clay, blue68152
Sand and gravel43195
Conglomerate (probably gravel)2197
31. Log of railroad well at Lakin in sec. 27 T. 24 S., R. 36 W., drilled in 1919. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Loam77
Sand and gravel2431
Clay, yellow334
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Sand, blue (water at 110 feet)73107
Clay, blue7114
Sand, coarse (water at 125 feet)8122
Sand, blue5127
Clay, blue8135
Sand, coarse, red (water)4139
Sand and gravel; yellow (water)20159
Clay, yellow7166
Sand and gravel; yellow (water at 177 feet)21187
Sand and gravel; red (water)16203
Clay, sandy, yellow3206
Sand and gravel; coarse (water)14220
Rock1221
32. Log of railroad well at Kendall in sec. 25, T. 24 S., R. 39 W. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa, Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Soil, gravel, and sand5353
Dakota formation
Sandstone56109
Lignite2111
Clay3114
Sandstone, gray (soft water)38152
Clay, very hard2154
Sandstone, gray13167
Shale, hard48215
Sandstone, gray (soft water)53268
Shale23291
Sandstone6297
Shale35332
Sandstone, black3335
Shale13348
Sandstone, gray (soft water)19367
Kiowa shale
Shale, gray58425
Cheyenne sandstone
Sandstone, brown5430
Clay, broxm23453
Clay, sandy23476
Sandstone, light gray17493
Fire clay3496
Permian redbeds
Redbeds41537
33. Log of railroad well at Syracuse in sec. 7, T. 24 S., R. 40 W. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Soil, sand, and gravel (water level 20 feet)3333
Graneros shale
Shale, black3265
Talc (probably shale)267
Shale, black38105
Shale, light5110
Clay, blue15125
Dakota formation
Sand rock (water rose to a level 65 feet below land surface)5130
Shale, black10140
Limestone, white (probably shale)25165
Clay, white10175
Soapstone (probably shale)10185
Shale, gray10195
Sand rock15210
Clay,light gray10220
Sand rock, soft5225
Clay, white30255
Slate, brown (probably shale)10265
Clay, white5270
Shale, light10280
Clay, white10290
Kiowa shale
Shale, black9299
Shale, light16315
Shale, black89404
Rock, hard2406
Shale, black6412
Cheyenne sandstone
Sand rock, white (water rose to a level 135 feet below land surface)28440
Shale, light20460
34. Log of former railroad well at Syracuse in sec. 7, T. 24 S., R. 40 W. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Loam1010
Sand and gravel1424
Clay933
Graneros shale
Shale, black I117150
Dakota formation
Shale, gray31181
Sandrock (water rose to a level 70 feet below land surface)4185
Shale, gray17202
Sand rock (water rose to a level 58 feet below land surface)5207
Shale, gray13220
Sand rock, white5225
Shale, gray10235
Sand rock, white2237
Clay, white12249
Sand rock, white6255
Shale, gray7262
Sand rock, brown3265
Shale, gray18283
Sand, white3286
Shale, gray5291
35. Log of former railroad well at Syracuse in sec. 7, T. 24 S., R. 40 W. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Sand and gravel6262
Graneros shale
Shale68130
Dakota formation
Clay, white31161
Shale, sandy, dark brown9170
Sand12182
Clay, white38220
Sand and shale4224
Limestone (probably shale)4228
Clay, white 027255
Sand12267
Clay, white13280
Sand, dark26306
Kiowa shale
Shale94400
Cheyenne sandstone
Shale, sandy, dark58458
Rock, red, and shales, variegated (water rose to a level 75 feet below land surface)7465
36. Log of former railroad well at Syracuse in sec. 7, T. 24 S., R. 40 W., drilled in 1900. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Loam1010
Sand, gravel, and silt5161
Graneros shale
Shale59120
Dakota formation
Clay3.6123.6
Sandstone (water)89.4213
Shale27240
Clay, white10250
Sandstone34284
37. Log of railroad well (100) in NE NE sec. 24, T. 24 S., R. 41 W., drilled in 1923. (Authority, David Millsap.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Pleistocene
Sand and gravel (water level, 14 feet)1515
Sand and gravel, coarse4863
Graneros shale
Shale, black2083
38. Log of railroad well at Coolidge in sec. 23, T. 23 S., R. 43 W., drilled in January, 1903. (Authority, Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Loam1818
Sand and gravel (water level, 23 feet)3452
Clay, sandy1466
Graneros shale
Shale1379
Lime and shale26105
Dakota-Cheyenne formations
Sand rock, white (water rorse to a level 46 feet below land surface)25130
Shale58188
Sand rock (water rose to a level 12 feet below land surface)14202
Clay, white10212
Sand rock (water rose to a level 1 foot below land surface)88300
Shale12312
39. Partial log of well of the city of Syracuse in sec. 7, T. 24 S., R. 40 W. (Cited by Darton, 1920.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Graneros shale
Shale, black 122
Dakota-Cheyenne formations
Sandstone, hard8130
Clay, white4134
Shale, sandy, compact16150
Clay, white4154
Sandstone24178
Shale, sandy36214
Limestone (probably shale)10224
Clay, white6230
Shale, sandy22252
Sandstone28280
Shale, black12292
Sandstone, dark18310
Soapstone (probably shale)12322
Shale, dark6328
Soapstone (probably shale)6334
Shale,blue51385
Shale, sandy17402
Sandstone, gray (water)38440
Shale, sandy8448
Limestone (probably shale)4452
Sandstone, gray12464
Shale, brown4468
Clay, white4472
Clay, sandy, white6478
40. Log of municipal supply well (293) no. 2 of the city of Lakin in sec. 27, T. 24 S., R. 86 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil, clay, and sand7070
Clay2393
Sand295
Clay, sandy49144
Clay, tough12156
Clay, sandy51207
Sand5212
Sandstone, soft3215
Rock, soft8223
Sand10233
Rock, soft4237
Clay, sandy9246
Sand27273
41. Log of well (238) of August Kettler in SW sec. 9, T. 24 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil, clayey4747
Sand and gravel; calcareous956
Sand (water)1066
Sand, blue, and clay34100
Shale, gray (probably clay)15115
Sand, calcareous50165
Shale, blue (probably clay)25190
Sand30220
Sand and gravel23243
Clay, brown7250
Sand, fine3253
42. Log of test well of the Garden City Company in sec. 25, T. 22 S., R. 35~ W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil and silt1919
Sand, fine5372
Sand58130
Clay12142
Sand32174
Clay10184
Gravel, coarse22206
Clay21227
Shale, blue75302
43. Log of well (208) of the Garden City Company in NW NW sec. 13, T. 23 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene, and Pleistocene deposits
Soil and clay2020
Sand, fine (water level, 65 feet)4565
Clay and sand99164
Sand28192
Clay, soft44236
Sand (water rose to a level 76 feet below land surface)129365
Gravel, coarse18383
Cretaceous
Shale, blue1384
44. Log of well (211) of the Garden City Company in NW sec. 25, T. 23 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil and clay55
Sand, red1015
Clay2540
Clay, sandy1050
Sand, fine (water level, 52 feet)1060
Clay1474
Sand, fine882
Sand190272
Clay3275
Sand6281
45. Log of well of the Garden City Company in SW sec. 25, T. 23 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil1515
Sand, red1025
Sand and clay (water level, 52 feet)2853
Sand, fine1568
Sand and clay1583
Sand, red20103
Sand and clay25128
Sand135263
Clay10273
Sand, coarse18291
Clay3294
46. Log of test well of the Garden City Company in sec. 1, T. 24 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Sand and clay3030
Sand535
Clay1550
Sand, fine555
Clay1065
Sand469
Clay574
Sand680
Clay35115
Sand15130
Clay8138
Sand16154
Clay7161
Sand25186
Clay8194
Sand36230
Boulders and sand7237
Clay4241
Boulders and sand19260
Rock2262
Clay9271
Sand23294
47. Log of test well of the Garden City Company in sec. 13, T. 24 S., R. 35 W. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil33
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Sand, fine811
Gravel (water level, 13 feet)1425
Gravel, coarse1944
Clay145
Sand, fine1560
Clay105165
Sand8173
Clay57230
Sand28258
Gravel9267
Clay and rock8275
Sand10285
Clay and caliche12297
Rock and clay7304
Sand17321
Clay4325
Sand45370
Rock3373
Graneros shale (?)
Clay, blue5378
48. Log of well of the Garden City Company in sec. 17, T. 25 S., R. 36 W. Surface altitude, 3,020 feet. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Soil and sand2020
Sand2747
Clay3077
Sand, fine1087
Clay, Roft, and sand44131
Sand, fine, and clay15146
Sand, fine, and shale23169
Sand15184
Shale, blue12196
Sand and shale12208
Shale, blue21229
Sand11240
Clay, hard, blue6246
Clay, soft, yellow24270
Clay10280
Shale and gravel17297
49. Log of well (11) of Dan Huser at SE corner sec. 8, T. 21 S., R. 41 W. Surface altitude, 3,661.2 feet. (Authority, Mr. Huser) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and, Pleistocene deposits
Sand and gravel (water at 165 feet)175175
Niobrara formation
Chalk185360
Greenhorn-Graneros formations
Shale and limestone440800
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to a level 375 feet below land surface)50850
50. Log of well (28) of Fred Behrendt inSW SE sec. 4, T. 22 S., R. 43 W. Surface altitude, 3,689.2 feet. (Authority, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Pleistocene (?)
Gravel55
Niobrara formation
Fort Hays limestone member
Clay, white (probably limestone)5055
Carlile, Greenhorn, and Graneros formations
Shale, blue to white440495
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to a level 370 feet, below land surface)17512
51. Log of well (29) of Jacob Behrendt in SE SE sec. 4, T. 22 S., R. 43 W. (Cited by Bass, 1926.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Niobrara formation
Fort Hays limestone member
Rock (probably limestone)55
Clay, white (probably limestone and shale)3540
Carlile, Greenhorn, and Graneros formations
Shale, black440480
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to a level 355 feet below land surface)36516
52. Log of well (51) of Robert Hazlett in SE NE sec. 21, T. 23 S., R. 43 W. (Authority, Robert Hazlett.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Sand and gravel (water level, 20 feet)5050
Graneros shale
Shale, black2070
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to land surface)40110
Shale21131
Sandstone (water rose to a level 15 feet below land surface)9140
53. Log of State well in NE NE sec. 36, T. 23 S., R. 39 W. (Cited by Haworth, 1897.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil88
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
"Gypsum" (caliche)614
Sand and gravel5771
Rock, solid2899
Sand and gravel6105
"Gypsum," red (calicbe)5110
Clay, sandy20130
Gravel and boulders12142
Sand, fine, yellow13155
Gravel9164
Clay6170
Sand and gravel (water level, 180 feet)10180
Gravel7187
Sand, fine5192
Carlile shale (?)
Shale, compact, yellow4196
54. Log of community well (54) at Coolidge in NE NW sec. 23, T. 23 S., R. 43 W. (Authority, P..A. Bauer, driller.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Soil and sand (water level, 16 feet)1616
Gravel3450
Graneros shale
Shale, black4090
Shale, sandy, hard16106
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to a level 15 feet below land surface)45151
Shale5156
55. Log of well (57) of J. W. Egger in SW NE sec. 24, T. 23 S., R, 43 W. Surface altitude, 3,340.91 feet. (Authority, J. W. Egger.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium
Sand and gravel (water level, 12 feet)5858
Graneros shale
Shale3896
Dakota formation
Sandstone (water rose to a level 8 feet below land surface)53149
Shale26175
Sandstone25200
Kiowa shale
Shale49249
Cheyenne sandstone
Sandstone (water rose to a level 5 feet above land surface)38287
56. Log of well of Mr. Beeler in SE sec. 9, T. 25 S., R. 41 W. (Cited by Darton, 1920.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Sand and gravel210210
Graneros shale
Shale, sandy, hard40250
Dakota-Cheyenne formations
Sandstone20270
Clay, white35305
Lime (probably shale)13318
Shale, hard12330
Clay, white40370
Shale, variegated20390
Rock and clay26416
Sandstone, gray14430
Shale, sandy, hard24454
Sandstone, gray15469
Clay, brown and white35504
Sandstone and clay20524
Sandstone, light gray12536
Shale, black3539
57. Partial log of well in NE sec. 27, T. 25 S., R. 41 W. (Cited by Darton, 1920.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dakota formation
Shale, sandy, hard34170
Sandstone15185
Clay, white15200
Limestone (probably shale)10210
Sandstone20230
Clay, white2232
58. Partial log of well in NW sec. 33, T. 25 S., R. 41 W. (Cited by Darton, 1920.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Graneros shale
Shale, black140 
Dakota-Cheyenne formations
Sandstone, gray40180
Clay, white30210
Shale, sandy, hard50260
Limestone (probably shale)22282
Shale, sandy, hard23305
Sandstone, gray53358
Clay, white4362
59. Log of well in sec. 6, T. 26 S., R 41 W. (Cited by Darton, 1920.) Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil1818
Undifferentiated Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits
Sand725
Sand, light1136
Graneros shale
Slate, black (probably shale)69105
Dakota-Cheyenne formations
Shale, brown43148
Shale, sandy, light122270
Slate, light (probably clay or shale)10280
Sand, coarse, gray10290
Slate, light (probably clay or shale)30320
Slate, gray (probably clay or shale)15335
Slate, light to dark (probably clay or shale)35370
Lime, chalky, white30400
Rock, red, soft5405
Lime, pink20425
Rock, red, soft5430
Sand, soft25455
Lime, sandy, containing pyrite.15470
Lime, sandy, fine38508
Sandstone, gray72580
Sand, gray32612

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