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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

18-21-1aab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE NE sec. 1, T. 18 S., R. 21 E.; augered June 1961. Depth to water, 6.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-brown55
Silt, sandy; pieces of white sandstone and chert gravel; some limestone pebbles813
Silt and sand, very fine to medium, tan; less sandy, calcareous limestone fragments in the lower 6.0 feet1629
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Iola (?) Limestone
18-21-35caa. Drillers' log of water well in NE NE SW sec. 35, T. 18 S., R. 21 E.; drilled by George H. Swank for Charles F. Hay, Jr., Lane, Kansas, April 20, 1961. Depth to water 20.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil88
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane (?) Shale
Shale, limy, yellow412
Iola (?) Limestone
Limestone, blue1628
Chanute Shale
Shale, blue230
Sand, blue; water838
Drum Limestone
Limestone, blue947
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, blue1865
18-21-36bdd. Drillers' log of water well in SE SE NW sec. 36, T. 18 S., R. 21 E.; drilled by George H. Swank for Charles Hay, Sr., Lane, Kansas, April 26, 1961. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil44
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Lane (?) Shale
Shale, limy, yellow; water610
Sand, yellow212
Iola (?) Limestone
Limestone, blue517
Chanute (?) Shale
Sand, blue; water522
Shale, blue527
Drum (?) Limestone
Limestone, blue835
Cherryvale(?) Shale
Shale, sandy, blue2560
Limestone, blue565
18-22-2ddb. Sample log of test hole in NW SE SE sec. 2, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered May 1961. Altitude of land surface, 852 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill44
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown913
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan619
Sand, silty, yellowish-tan; fine gravel in lower 4.0 feet1433
(No return on auger)538
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
18-22-4bbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW NW sec. 4, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 847 (T) feet; depth to water, 11.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, grayish-brown1013
Silt, sandy, tan2033
Silt, grayish-tan; fine to medium, chert and limestone gravel; green shale fragments and carbonaceous specks1043
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; some fine gravel144
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-22-4daa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE SE sec. 4, T. 18 S., R. 22 E; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 858 (T) feet; depth to water, 15.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt and sand, very fine to medium, yellowish-tan58
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan1523
Silt, sandy, tan326
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-6aba. Sample log of test hole in NE NW NE sec. 6, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Depth to water, 12.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, clayey, dark-tan; reddish silt streaks and gray silt streaks with carbonaceous specks in lower 3.0 feet58
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; white limestone chips and chert gravel in lower 5.0 feet1018
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Chanute (?) Shale
18-22-9cab. Drillers' log of water well in NW NE SW sec. 9, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; drilled by George H. Swank for Dale McDowell, Osawatomie, Kansas, 1952. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil44
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Clay1620
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, blue1131
Sandstone, blue(?) (possible crystalline limestone)637
Shale, blue; (water obtained at this level)542
Dennis Limestone
Limestone, white2062
Galesburg Shale
Shale, blue567
Swope Limestone
Limestone, white1380
18-22-10aaa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE NE sec. 10, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 845 (T) feet; depth to water, 3.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil88
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, grayish-tan513
Silt, tan518
Silt, reddish-tan1028
Sand, very fine to coarse, silty, reddish-tan0.528.5
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-10abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 10, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 847 (T) feet; depth to water, 14.9 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil1010
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, tan818
Sand, very fine to coarse, and gravel, very fine to medium, very silty, yellowish-tan321
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-10bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 10, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 849 (T) feet; depth to water, 14.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, reddish-brown to yellowish-tan58
Sand, very fine to medium, some coarse, very silty, yellowish-tan; fine to coarse gravel in lowermost 1.0 foot1119
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-12caa. Sample log of test hole in NE NE SW sec. 12, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 840 (T) feet; depth to water, 15.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan; with limonite specks and white limestone pebbles; some caliche1518
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; with large angular sand grains; limonite, caliche and a dark glassy mineral in the lower 5.0 feet1028
Silt, sandy, light yellowish-tan2048
Silt, limestone gravel and sand; some shale particles351
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
18-22-14abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 14, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered May 1961. Depth to water, 12.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt and sand, tan to reddish-tan; more red in the lower 5.0 feet88
Sand, silty, yellowish-tan; some fine gravel in the lowermost 1.0 foot614
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-14abd. Sample log of test hole in SE NW NE sec. 14, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered May 1961. Depth to water, 13.2 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, slightly sandy, grayish-brown1013
Silt, sandy, light-brown1528
Silt, sandy, grayish-tan; with chert and limestone fragments in the lower 5.0 feet1543
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale(?) Shale
18-22-17cbc. Drillers' log of water well in SW NW SW sec. 17, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; drilled by George H. Swank for Merle D. Stone, Osawatomie, Kansas, September 20, 1961. Depth to water 42 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil66
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, yellow2127
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale Shale
Shale, blue835
Sand, blue540
Shale, blue646
Dennis Limestone
Limestone, blue652
Limestone, white759
18-22-18add. Sample log of test hole in SE SE NE sec. 18, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Depth to water, 9.3 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown33
Silt, sandy, tan; fine to medium gravel in lower 5.0 feet3033
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-22-18ddd. Sample log of test hole in SE SE SE sec. 18, T. 18 S., R. 22 E.; augered June 1961. Depth to water, 12.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan88
Silt, slightly sandy, tannish-gray1523
Silt and sand, fine to coarse124
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-23-2ccc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SW sec. 2, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 836 (T) feet; depth to water, 10.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, light-brown1518
Sand, very fine to fine, very silty, orangish-tan; fine to coarse gravel in lower few feet1937
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-23-3dcd. Sample log of test hole in SE SW SE sec. 3, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 831 (T) feet; depth to water, 10.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-brown2528
Silt, sandy, tan533
Silt, sandy, brown; with limestone, chert and quartz gravel in the lowermost 1.0 foot639
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-23-9dda. Sample log of test hole in NE SE SE sec. 9, T. 18 S., R. 23 E. augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 830 (T) feet; depth to water, 5.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown1818
Silt, slightly sandy, brown; with carbonaceous specks in lower 17.0 feet2240
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Dennis Limestone
Winterset Limestone Member
18-23-10bab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE NW sec. 10, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 839 (T) feet; depth to water, 16.0 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; with carbonaceous specks; very sandy in lower 5.0 feet2023
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Cherryvale (?) Shale
18-23-12dcc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SE sec. 12, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 833 (T) feet; dry hole. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage [colluvium (slope deposits)]
Silt, sandy, brown44
Silt, dark-brown; chert and limestone gravel at base15
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha Limestone
18-23-13bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 13, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 838 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil44
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, tan55
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; with limestone gravel at base1019
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha (?) Limestone
18-23-14aab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE NE sec. 14, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June, 1961. Altitude of land surface, 831 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, tan36
Silt, sandy, brown612
Silt, light-brown; with very fine, orange-tan sand streaks618
Silt, dark-tan; some sand2038
Silt, sandy, tan846
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha(?) Limestone
18-23-14abb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NE sec. 14, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 836 (T) feet; depth to water, 10.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, brown33
Silt, grayish-brown; some fine sand1013
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan; more coarse material in the lower 15.0 feet2033
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha (?) Limestone
18-23-16aab. Sample log of test hole in NW NE NE sec. 16, T. 18 S., R. 23 E; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 845 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.7 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, light-yellowish-brown36
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan915
Sand, very fine to very coarse, very silty, yellowish-tan419
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Swope Limestone
Bethany Falls (?) Limestone Member
18-23-24adb. Sample log of test hole in NW SE NE sec. 24, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 831 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.5 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, tan; less sand and darker in lower 36.0 feet5454
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Ladore (?) Shale
Shale, weathered, gray; sand and gravel at top0.554.5
18-23-24bdb. Sample log of test hole in NW SE NW sec. 24, T. 18 S., R. 23 E; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 837 (T) feet; depth to water, 8.1 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, brown33
Silt and sand, very fine, yellowish-tan2023
Silt, very sandy; with abundant gravel124
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha (?) Limestone
18-23-24cbc. Sample log of test hole in SW NW SW sec. 24, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 835 (T) feet; depth to water, 7.6 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, dark-tan58
Silt, sandy, tan; limestone gravel in the lower 2.0 feet1321
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Hertha (?) Limestone
18-23-25bbb. Sample log of test hole in NW NW NW sec. 25, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 828 (T) feet; depth to water, 15.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Soil33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, tan58
Silt, sandy, yellowish-tan2634
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Ladore (?) Shale
18-23-36adb. Sample log of test hole in NW SE NE sec. 36, T. 18 S., R. 23 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 826 (T) feet; depth to water, 3.6 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Road fill33
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, tan; small fragments of white limestone1518
Silt, sandy, grayish-brown; some fine gravel, both limestone and chert2543
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group
Ladore Shale
Shale, weathered, some limestone gravel245
Shale, hard--
18-24-30dcc. Sample log of test hole in SW SW SE sec. 30, T. 18 S., R. 24 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 822 (T) feet; depth to water, 6.9 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Recent Stage (alluvium)
Silt, sandy, tan33
Silt, brown; some very fine sand2528
Silt, very sandy, light-brown; some limestone fragments in lower 4.0 feet2452
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Pleasanton Group
18-24-31bdb. Sample log of test hole in NW SE NW sec. 31, T. 18 S., R. 24 E.; augered June 1961. Altitude of land surface, 823 (T) feet; depth to water, 5.8 feet. Thickness
(feet)
Depth
(feet)
Neogene
Pleistocene Series
Wisconsinan and Recent stages (terrace deposits and alluvium, undifferentiated)
Silt, sandy, tan88
Silt, sandy, tan; with orange and gray streaks1018
Silt, sandy, clayey, grayish-tan; with some fine gravel2543
Pennsylvanian
Upper Pennsylvanian Series
Missourian Stage--Pleasanton Group

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

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