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Logs of wells and test holes

On the following pages the logs of 94 test holes and wells in Reno County are given. Of the logs, 49 are of test holes drilled by the State Geological Survey; the other logs are of test holes and wells drilled by private drillers. Unless otherwise stated on the log, the test holes were drilled by the State Geological Survey. Samples from these test holes were collected in the field and studied in the office. The samples from the test holes drilled by Claude Price were collected in the field by C. K. Bayne and studied in the office by O. S. Fent, C. C. Williams, and James B. Cooper.

21-9-36dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. sec. 36, T. 21 S., R. 9 W.; drilled July 1946. Surface altitude, 1,655.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, fine, and dark-gray silt 3 3
Sand, medium to fine, and buff silt 1.5 4.5
Terrace deposits    
Silt, calcareous, light gray; contains much coarse to fine sand and nodular caliche 1.5 6
Sand, coarse to fine; contains some fine to medium gravel 22 28
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 17.5 45.5
Blanco formation    
Silt, calcareous, buff; contains some nodular caliche 24.5 70
Sand, coarse to fine, and fine to medium gravel; contains much buff silt 8 78
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, dark red 2 80

22-4-12dd--Drillers log of well at the SE cor. sec. 12, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Wichita Pump and Supply Company for the City of Buhler, 1938.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Silt, brown 8 8
Clay, gray 22 30
Clay, sandy, brown 17 47
Clay, gray, and fine sand 6 53
Sand, coarse to medium 11 64
Gravel and sand 1 65
Sand, coarse 6 71
Sand, medium to coarse 26 97

22-4-13aa--Drillers log of test hole at the NE cor. sec. 13, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by the Wichita Pump and Supply Company for the City of Buhler, 1938.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Silt 8 8
Clay 5 13
Clay, sandy 2 15
Clay 23 38
Clay, hard 2 40
Clay, and fine sand 10 50
Sand, fine 7 57
Sand, fine to medium 7 64
Gravel 1 65
Clay, sandy, blue 10 75
Clay, sandy, gray 14 89

22-4-20abb--Drillers log of test hole in the NW NW NE sec. 20, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Layne-Western Company for the City of Buhler, 1927. Surface altitude, 1,465.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Silt 5 5
Clay, jointed 10 15
Clay 25 40
Clay, sandy 3 43
Clay 3 46
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale 1 47

22-4-20ada--Drillers log of well in the NE SE NE sec. 20, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Layne-Westem Company for the City of Buhler, 1927. Surface altitude, 1,461.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Soil 5 5
Clay 7 12
Sand, fine, brown 3 15
Clay 21 36
Sand, fine 16 52
Clay, on shale 54 106

22-4-20dda--Drillers log of test hole in the NE SE SE sec. 20, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Layne-Westem Company for the City of Buhler, 1927. Surface altitude, 1,459.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Silt 3 3
Clay, sandy 7 10
Sand, fine, brown 5 15
Clay, sandy 25 40
Sand, fine 6 46
Clay, sandy 11 57
Sand, fine 8 65
Clay, red 25 90
Clay, sandy 8 98
Sand, on rock 2 100

22-4-21bb--Drillers log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 21, T. 22 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Layne-Western Company for the City of Buhler, 1927. Surface altitude, 1,466.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Silt and clay 39 39
Clay and gravel 2 41
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale 1 42

22-5-3dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SE sec. 3, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,480.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 1 1
Alluvium    
Clay, gray to brown, sandy 1 2
Sand, fine 6 8
Clay, gray green 1 9
Clay, gray, some caliche 3 12
Sand, fine, some gray clay 17 29
Clay, dark gray 6 35
Clay, blue gray 2 37
Sand, fine, some tan clay 18 55
Clay, blue gray, shells, some Permian rubble 3 58
Clay, gray green, shells 2 60
Sand, fine, clay streaks 7 67
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, blue gray, soft 1 68

22-5-5dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SE sec. 5, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,535.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 2 2
Dune sand    
Sand, fine, clay streaks, tan to brown 7 9
Clay, tan 4 13
Clay, buff 5 18
Silt, tan, some caliche and sand, fine 10 28
Sanborn formation    
Clay, tan, sandy, caliche 7 35
Clay, tan, much caliche 2 37
Silt, tan, some clay, tan 6 43
Clay, tan 2.5 45.5
Clay, buff, much caliche 9.5 55
Permian-derived gravel, some quartz gravel and tan clay 2 57
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 1.5 58.5

22-5-9aa--Sample log of test hole in the NE NE sec. 9, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,502.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, sandy, fine 2.5 2.5
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine, and clay, yellow brown 2.5 5
Sand, fine 5.5 10.5
Silt, green, sandy, fine 2.5 13
Alluvium    
Silt, tan, sandy, fine 2 15
Sand, fine 13 28
Sand, fine, much Permian-derived gravel, medium to coarse. Caliche and shells 6 34
Clay, tan, much Permian rubble, caliche and shells 9 43
Clay, tan, some caliche 7 50
Clay, gray, much Permian rubble 2 52
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red, weathered at top 4 56

22-5-19ab--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. NE sec. 19, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, November 1945. Surface altitude, 1,643.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, fine to medium, and brown silt 2 2
Sand, fine to medium 12 14
Sand, fine to medium, and clay, buff; contains some very fine sand 14 28
Sand, medium to very fine, and buff clay 10 38
Clay and silt, gray to brown, containing fine sand 28 66
Sand, medium to fine 26 92
Meade formation    
Clay, gray to brown; contains some caliche at base 24 116
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 1 117

22-5-28da--Sample log of test hole in the NE SE sec. 28, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, Novernber 1945. Surface altitude, 1,616.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine 29 29
Sand, medium to very fine, containing buff silt and clay 5 34
Sand, medium to fine, and tan silt and clay 31 65
Sand, fine to medium, and gray clay; contains some sand, very fine 20 85
Sand, medium to fine; grains stained red brown 31 116
Clay, gray 2 118
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 2 120

22-5-30cb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. SW sec. 30, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,544.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Soil, very sandy 3 3
Clay, gray to tan; contains some fine to medium sand 8 11
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some coarse to medium sand 9 20
Gravel, medium to coarse, and fine gravel 3 28
Gravel, fine to coarse; contains coarse sand 4 32
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some coarse sand 2 34
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, gray green and brick red 1 35

22-5-30dc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. SE sec. 30, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,540.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Soil, very sandy, brown 3 3
Sand, fine to medium, and gray clay 5 8
Clay, gray 4 12
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse sand 6 18
Sand, coarse to medium, and fine to medium gravel 7 25
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to medium sand 6 31
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to fine sand; poorly sorted 3 34
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red 1 35

22-5-31da--Sample log of test hole in the NE cor. SE sec. 31, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,536.7 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Soil, very sandy 3 3
Silt and clay; contains fine to medium sand 3 11
Sand, medium to fine; contains some gravel and silt; very poorly sorted 3 14
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to fine sand 6 20
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some coarse to medium sand 14 34
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 1 35

22-5-32dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. sec. 32, T. 22 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,533.7 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Soil, very sandy, brown 4 4
Clay and silt, gray to tan; contains fine sand 4 8
Clay and silt, gray to blue gray; contains thin layer of fine sand 8 16
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse sand 15 31
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, gray green and brick red 2 33

22-6-15ccb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. SW SW sec. 15, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,566.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Sand, fine to medium 5 5
Sand, coarse to fine, and fine to medium gravel 7 12
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some very coarse materials; very permeable 36 48
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red 2 50

22-6-15cd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. SW sec. 15, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,564.0 feet.
Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Sand, fine to medium; contains very fine sand and tan silt 8 8
Clay and silt, brown to gray 4 12
Sand, medium to coarse 8 20
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse sand 24 44
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, green gray 1 45

22-6-17ad--Sample log of test hole in the SE NE sec. 17, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,569.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, dark brown; composed of sandy silt 4 4
Terrace deposits    
Silt and clay, gray to tan; contains some fine sand 3 7
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains coarse sand 5 12
Sand, medium to coarse, and fine gravel 6 18
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some coarse sand 20 38
Gravel, medium to fine; contains coarse gravel and coarse sand 18 56
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse sand 10 66
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red 1 67

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