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Geohydrology of Neosho County

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Purpose and scope of investigation

Location and extent of area

Previous investigations

Methods of investigation

Well-numbering system



Topography and drainage



Agriculture and industry

Mineral resources

Stratigraphy of subsurface rocks

Precambrian rocks

Cambrian System

Cambrian and Ordovician systems

Devonian or Mississippian System

Pennsylvanian System

Stratigraphy of outcropping rocks

Pennsylvanian System--Middle Pennsylvanian Series

Desmoinesian Stage--Marmaton Group

Pawnee Limestone

Laberdie Limestone Member

Bandera Shale

Altamont Limestone

Amoret Limestone Member

Lake Neosho Shale Member

Worland Limestone Member

Nowata Shale

Lenapah Limestone

Norfleet Limestone Member

Perry Farm Shale Member

Idenbro Limestone Member

Holdenville Shale

Pennsylvanian System--Upper Pennsylvanian Series

Missourian Stage--Pleasanton Group

Seminole Formation

Hepler Sandstone Member

South Mound Shale Member

Checkerboard Limestone

Tacket Formation

Lower unnamed shale member

Middle unnamed limestone member

Upper unnamed shale member

Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group (Bronson Subgroup)

Hertha Limestone

Critzer Limestone Member

Mound City Shale Member

Sniabar Limestone Member

Ladore Shale

Swope Limestone

Middle Creek Limestone Member

Hushpuckney Shale Member

Bethany Falls Limestone Member

Galesburg Shale

Dennis Limestone

Canville Limestone Member

Stark Shale Member

Winterset Limestone Member

Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group (Linn Subgroup)

Cherryvale Shale

Drum Limestone

Chanute Shale

Noxie Sandstone Member

Unnamed shale member

Cottage Grove Sandstone Member

Iola Limestone

Paola Limestone Member

Muncie Creek Shale Member

Raytown Limestone Member

Missourian Stage--Kansas City Group (Zarah Subgroup)

Lane Shale and Bonner Springs Shale

Missourian Stage--Lansing Group

Plattsburg Limestone

Merriam Limestone Member

Hickory Creek Shale Member

Spring Hill Limestone Member

Vilas Shale

Tertiary System

Pliocene Series

Pre-Kansan deposits

Quaternary System

Pleistocene Series

Kansan Stage

Illinoisan Stage

Wisconsinan and Recent stages

Structural geology

Ground-water resources

Source, occurrence, and movement of ground water

Ground-water recharge and discharge

Chemical character of ground water

Chemical constituents in relation to use

Dissolved solids







Sanitary considerations

Availability of ground water

Consolidated rocks

Limestone and shale aquifers

Pre-Pennsylvanian rocks

Tacket Formation

Swope Limestone

Dennis Limestone

Sandstone aquifers

Bandera Shale

Nowata Shale

Hepler Sandstone Member

Galesburg Shale

Chanute Shale

Other aquifers

Unconsolidated rocks

Neosho River valley

Illinoisan terrace deposits

Wisconsinan and Recent alluvium

Other stream valleys

Utilization of ground water


Records of wells, test holes, and springs

Logs of test holes



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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web April 17, 2009; originally published December 1966.
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