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Logs of Wells and Test Holes

Given on the following pages are logs of 115 wells and test holes in Miami County drilled by the State Geological Survey of Kansas and local drillers. The letter (T) indicates elevation estimated from 7 1/2-minute topographic maps.

T. 15 S || T. 16 S || T. 17 S || T. 18 S || T. 19 S

15-21-22aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 22, T. 15 S., R. 21 E., 45 feet west of section corner at edge of east-west road; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,058 (T) feet; depth to water, 18.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Sand, very fine to medium, very silty, orangish-tan; some coarse sand in lower 1.0 foot36
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Lawrence Formation
Sand, fine to coarse, predominantly rounded quartz; micaceous: slightly cemented1420
Sand, fine to medium, very silty; some coarse gravel at base; slightly cemented727
Stranger Formation
15-21-24ccc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SW sec. 24, T. 15 S., R. 21 E., just east of underpass for interstate highway no. 35; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,018 +/- (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, tan to dark-tan55
Silt, sandy, tan2.57.5
Silt, very sandy, brown; some very fine gravel3.511
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
15-21-25aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 25, T. 15 S., R. 21 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,021 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil4.54.5
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, dark-tan; with limonite specks3.58.0
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, weathered, calcareous, grayish-tan--
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, weathered, clayey, greenish-tan314
15-21-27aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 27, T. 15 S., R. 21 E., in ditch; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,018 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan66
Silt, sandy, calcareous, tan5.511.5
Silt, sandy, tan7.519
Silt, calcareous, tan; weathered shale322
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, reddish-brown, hard123
15-21-35bdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE NW sec. 35, T. 15 S., R. 21 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,014 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan33
Silt, very sandy, tan811
Silt, calcareous, reddish-tan; with limestone pebbles213
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
15-21-36abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 36, T. 15 S., R. 21 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,017 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, clayey, sandy, reddish-brown44
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
15-22-13dcc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SE sec. 13, T. 15 S., R. 22 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,094 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, dark-tan55
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
15-22-27bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 27, T. 15 S., R. 22 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 919 (T) feet; depth to water, 6.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-brown1717
Silt, sandy, tan421
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, weathered, tannish-green122
15-22-28ddd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SE sec. 28, T. 15 S., R. 22 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 917 (T) feet; depth to water, 17.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Sand, very fine to fine, very silty, reddish-tan2121
Silt and sand, very fine to medium, tan324
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray--
15-22-32dad. Sample log of test hole in SE NE SE sec. 32, T. 15 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 920 (T) feet; depth to water, 15.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill--
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan1818
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray220
15-22.33abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 23, T. 15 S., R. 22 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 915 (T) feet; depth to water, 18.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil4.54.5
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, slightly sandy, tannish-gray6.511
Silt, sandy, dark-tan516
Silt, slightly sandy, gray2.518.5
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray4.523
15-23-16cdc. Sample log of test hole in SW SE SW sec. 16, T. 15 S, R. 23 E; augered December 5, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 933 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt and sand, very fine to medium, brown3333
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
15-23-21ccc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SW sec. 21, T. 15 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 915 (T) feet; depth to water, 4.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan1013
Silt and sand, tan1023
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray124
15-24-18ccd. Sample log of test hole in SE SW SW sec. 18, T. 15 S., R. 24 E., 200 feet north of house well; augered December 6, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,063 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, reddish-tan3.53.5
Silt, sandy, dark reddish-brown; limestone pebbles at 7.5 feet4.58.0
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
15-24-22add. Sample log of test hole in SE SE NE sec. 22, T. 15 S., R. 24 E., 20 feet north of half section line; augered December 6, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,098 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, grayish-tan3.53.5
Silt, slightly sandy, reddish-brown5.08.5
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
Shale, weathered, calcareous, orangish-brown to reddish-brown and hard3.011.5
Limestone, whitish-tan
15-25-20bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 20, T. 15 S., R. 25 E; augered December 6, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,117 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan55
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
Shale, yellowish-tan--
15-25-29aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 29, T. 15 S., R. 25 E., 20 feet south of section corner; augered December 6, 1960. Altitude of land surface, 1,114 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Sand, very silty, grayish-tan8.58.5
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Bonner Springs Shale
Shale, weathered, greenish-tan3.011.5

T. 15 S || T. 16 S || T. 17 S || T. 18 S || T. 19 S

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