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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

16-21-3aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 3, T. 16 S., R. 21 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,038 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan; with carbonaceous specks and limonite1518
Silt, sandy, very fine to coarse and fine to medium gravel, yellowish-tan523
Silt, clayey, greenish-tan528
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, weathered, sandy, gray533
16-21-10aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 10, T. 16 S., R. 21 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,006 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan; with red shale fragments and carbonaceous specks55
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, reddish-brown--
16-21-12bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 12, T. 16 S., R. 21 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,020 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan1013
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, weathered, yellowish-tan; some very fine gravel and fine to coarse sand720
16-21-15aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 15, T. 16 S., R. 21 E; augered May 1960. Altitude of land surface, 986 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, slightly sandy, brown58
Silt, slightly sandy, orangish-tan513
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
Limestone, finely crystalline, tan--
16-21-24aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 24, T. 16 S., R. 21 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,051 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, brown to light-brown33
Silt, clayey, tan and gray58
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale, tan and gray; limestone fragments and carbonaceous specks19
16-22.2acc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW NE sec. 2, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 902 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Sand, silty, brown88
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Iola Limestone
16-22-2dcb. Drillers' log of water well in NW SW SE sec. 2, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; drilled by Carl Moore and Son for M.A. Bell, Paola, Kansas, September 15, 1961. Altitude of land surface, 912 (T) feet; depth to water, 11.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage [colluvium (slope deposits)]
Clay46
Clay, sandy, yellow1723
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Iola Limestone
Limestone, thin-bedded, "shell-rock"326
Shale329
Limestone1847
Chanute Shale
Shale754
Sand and shale, gray1771
Shale778
Drum Limestone
Limestone482
Cherryvale Shale
Shale18100
Limestone3103
Shale3106
Limestone5111
Shale12123
Limestone2125
Shale10135
Dennis Limestone
Limestone, cherty; water at 5.0 from top25160
Shale, black3163
Galesburg Shale
Shale4167
Swope Limestone13180
16-22-4cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 4, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,060 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; limonite specks and some blades of gypsum36
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
Limestone, white calcite stringers and oolites--
16-22-5cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 5, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,060 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan; carbonaceous specks25
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
16-22-7bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 7, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,040 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, tan; more sandy in lower 2.0 feet912
Sandy, very silty, tan517
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
Shale (no return)118
16-22-7cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 7, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,060 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, sandy, light-brown25
Silt, tan712
Silt, sandy, tan; some weathered shale315
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Virgilian Stage--Douglas Group
Stranger Formation
16-22-12ddd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SE sec. 12, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 882 (T) feet; depth to water, 9.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, light-brown, sandy in lower 5.0 feet1013
Silt, sandy, tan; hematite specks in lower 5.0 feet1023
Sandy, very fine to medium, mostly very fine, silty, tan427
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Iola Limestone
16-22-28cbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW SW sec. 28, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,100 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Sand, very silty, very fine to fine, tan; small calcite crystals in lower 1.0 foot58
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
16-22-30baa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NW sec. 30, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,060 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Sand, silty, tan13
Sand, very fine to coarse; limonite and carbonaceous specks58
Silt, sandy, reddish-tan; limonite and carbonaceous specks, with some caliche513
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Stanton Limestone
Limestone and shale, red chert gravel--
16-22-35aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 35, T. 16 S., R. 22 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 940 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage [colluvium (slope deposits)]
Silt, sandy, grayish-brown; limonite specks; yellowish-tan and clayey in lower 8.0 feet1013
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, light greenish-gray--
16-23-5bbd. Sample log of test hole in SE NW NW sec. 5, T. 16 S., R. 23 E: augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 905 (T) feet; depth to water, 5.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, light-brown58
Silt, sandy, light-brown1220
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray121
16-23-5cab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE SW sec. 5, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 898 (T) feet; depth to water, 5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, very sandy, dark-tan33
Silt, slightly sandy, dark-tan2023
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, weathered, gray427
16-23-15dcb. Sample log of test hole in NW SW SE sec. 15, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 875 (T) feet; depth to water, 3.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, slightly sandy, tan to yellowish-tan; limonite specks and more sandy in lower 10.0 feet1818
Silt, sandy, tan1028
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Drum Limestone
16-23-18acc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW NE sec. 18, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 888 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, light-brown58
Silt, sandy, tan; some limonite specks; some reddish-brown streaks in lower 5.0 feet1523
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
16-23-18bba. Sample log of test hole in NE NW NW sec. 18, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 888 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, light-brown58
Silt, sandy, tan1018
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, weathered, greenish-tan523
16-23-18cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 18, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 872 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Sand, very fine to fine, very silty, light-brown58
Silt, very sandy, brown513
Sand, very fine to medium, some coarse, very silty, light-brown518
Silt, sandy, tannish-gray422
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
16-23-20dad. Sample log of test hole in SE NE SE sec. 20, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 868 (T) feet; depth to water, 14.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, light-brown to grayish-tan33
Silt, slightly sandy, tan58
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan1018
Silt, sandy; carbonaceous and limonitic specks, weathered shale523
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pleistocene Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
16-23-20ddd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SE sec. 20, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 866 (T) feet; depth to water, 12.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, slightly sandy, yellowish-tan2727
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pleistocene Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, gray330
16-23-21cbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW SW sec. 21, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 872 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, gray, with limestone pebbles58
Silt, sandy, tan to orangish-tan513
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, weathered, sandy, grayish tan518
16-23-22cbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW SW sec. 22, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 872 (T) feet; depth to water, 3.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, dark-tan; some very fine sand1013
(No return from auger)518
Silt, sandy, dark-tan; limonite specks and weathered shale fragments927
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
16-23-25dbc. Drillers' log of water well in SW NW SE sec. 25, T. 16 S, R. 23 E; drilled by Carl Moore and Son for Dale Everhart, Paola, Kansas, in 1954. Altitude of land surface, 1,075 (T) feet; depth to water, 24.9 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Clay1517
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Lansing Group
Plattsburg Limestone
Limestone320
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Bonner Springs Shale
Shale727
Wyandotte Limestone
Limestone (water obtained at this level)3158
Lane Shale
Shale2078
Iola Limestone
Limestone886
16-23-28cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 28, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 862 (T) feet; depth to water, 16.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, light-brown58
Silt, sandy, tan1018
Silt, sandy, light-brown; with weathered shale fragments523
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
16-23-28ddc. Drillers' log of water well in SW SE SE sec. 28, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; drilled by Mr. Bunch for Herbert Walters, Paola, Kansas, 1954. Altitude of land surface, 930 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil and clay88
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Sandstone311
Shale, green2738
Drum Limestone
Limestone, hard442
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, gray850
Limestone252
Shale, light-gray1870
Limestone1484
Shale, gray16100
Dennis Limestone
Limestone24124
Shale, gray3127
Shale, black; water4131
Limestone4135
16-23-32ddc. Sample log of test hole in SW SE SE sec. 32, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 854 (T) feet; depth to water, 12.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy to very sandy, light-brown2023
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, weathered, gray427
16-23-33ccc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SW sec. 33, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 863 (T) feet; depth to water, 12.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, grayish-tan; some sand in lower 10.0 feet1518
Silt, sandy, gray; some weathered shale1028
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
16-23-36cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 36, T. 16 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 1,038 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt, slightly sandy, reddish-tan33
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Wyandotte Limestone
16-24-13cbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW SW sec. 13, T. 16 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 954 (T) feet; depth to water, 9.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown; some chert fragments in lower 9.0 feet1212
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, gray and reddish-tan113
16-24-15dda. Sample log of test hole in NE SE SE sec. 15, T. 16 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 947 (T) feet; depth to water, 12.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, grayish-tan to tan; caliche in lower 3.0 feet1111
Silt, sand, and fine to coarse gravel, reddish-brown; limonitic213
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale; with limestone and chert114
16-24-16dcd. Sample log of test hole in SE SW SE sec. 16, T. 16 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 930 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, light-brown47
Silt, sandy; some limestone pebbles613
Silt, sandy; shale and limestone fragments, small fragments of carbonized wood; clams, snails, algae (charophytes), and ostracods114
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
16-24-29add. Sample log of test hole in SE SE NE sec. 29, T. 16 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 912 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.6 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, dark-brown; with lightgreen shale fragments25
Silt, sandy, light-brown813
Silt, sandy, brown; chert gravel, brown; light-green shale fragments; tannish-white limestone gravel0.513.5
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
16-24-32abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 32, T. 16 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 895 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, slightly sandy, light-brown1113
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, weathered, gray518
Shale, hard, gray220

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

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