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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

17-22-26ccc. Drillers' log of water well in SW SW SW sec. 26, T. 17 S., R. 22 E; drilled by George H. Swank for Otto Robinson, Kansas City, Missouri, June 1960. Altitude of land surface, 877 (T) feet; depth to water, 9.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil and clay1212
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Gravel (?)214
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Drum Limestone
Limestone, blue216
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, white420
Sand, blue [limestone (?)]424
Limestone, white1135
17-22-31ccc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SW sec. 31, T. 17 S., R. 22 E; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 855 (T) feet; depth to water, 5.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, tan55
Silt, sandy, reddish-tan1823
Gravel, coarse; silt, tan; and gray shale fragments124
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage
17-22-32ddd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SE sec. 32, T. 17 S., R. 22 E; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 849 (T) feet; depth to water, 11.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt and sand, very fine to fine, yellowish-tan; light-brown in lower 15.0 feet with less sand in lower 10.0 feet2323
Silt; with chert and limestone gravel124
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Limestone--
17-23-3abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 3, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 962 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series, undifferentiated
Silt and sand, very fine, tan99
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane Shale
Shale, blue-gray110
17-23-9cbd. Sample log of test hole in SE NW SW sec. 9, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 852 (T); depth to water, 8.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-brown1113
Silt, sandy, tan; very fine to medium limestone and chert gravel in lower 4.0 feet922
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, gray123
17-23-12daa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE SE sec. 12, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 872 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Sand and silt, fine to coarse, tan1212
Sand, very fine to coarse, very silty, tan618
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, gray119
17-23-13bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 13, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 865 (T) feet; depth to water, 6.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil44
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, tan37
Silt, sandy, light-brown; with limestone fragments613
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
17-23-13bcd. Sample log of test hole in SE SW NW sec. 13, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 860 (T) feet; depth to water, 12.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-brown58
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan1523
Silt, sandy, dark-tan; calcareous124
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
17-23-17abc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW NE sec. 17, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 853 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown88
Silt, very sandy, tan1927
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, dark-gray128
17-23-17bba. Sample log of test hole in NE NW NW sec. 17, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 860 (T) feet; depth to water, 15.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil55
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan510
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan313
Sand, silty, yellowish-tan417
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
17-23-20ada. Sample log of test hole in NE SE NE sec. 20, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 850 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil44
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; darker in lower 6.0 feet913
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Limestone--
17-23-22cbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW SW sec. 22, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 845 (T) feet; depth to water, 4.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown1518
Sand, silty, yellowish-tan927
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
17-23-22dbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW SE sec. 22, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 850 (T) feet; depth to water, 18.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill1313
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan to tan2235
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
17-23-23bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 23, T. 17 S., R. 23 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 847 (T) feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil55
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan; some fine to coarse gravel in lower 5.0 feet1520
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
17-24-1bab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE NW sec. 1, T. 17 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 938 (T) feet; depth to water, 10.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt and sand, fine to medium sand; light-brown912
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute Shale
Shale, gray214
17-24-3ada. Sample log of test hole in NE SE NE sec. 3, T. 17 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 925 (T) feet; depth to water, 4.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, reddish-tan1818
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, gray220
17-24-4cbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW SW sec. 4, T. 17 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 895 (T) feet; depth to water, 13.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill55
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark grayish-tan49
Silt, sandy, tan413
Silt, sandy, light-brown; some fine chert gravel518
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute (?) Shale
Shale, gray119
17-24-5cbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW SW sec. 5, T. 17 S., R. 24 E; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 880 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, light-brown; some sand in lower 4.0 feet77
Silt, light reddish-tan1118
Silt, tan; calcareous; some gravel119
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
17-24-7caa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE SW sec. 7, T. 17 S., R. 24 E.; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 884 (T) feet; depth to water, 13.4 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, very sandy, tannish-gray58
Sand, fine to coarse, mostly fine, silty, yellowish-tan; some white chert and less coarse sand in lower 10.0 feet1523
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
Shale, greenish-gray0.523.5
17-25-6cdd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SW sec. 6, T. 17 S., R. 25 E.; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 965 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil22
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage [colluvium (slope deposits)]
Silt, sandy, brown68
Silt, tan19
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Iola Limestone

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

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