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Logs of wells and test holes, page 2 of 5

22-6-21dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. sec. 21, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,558.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, sandy, dark brown 4 4
Terrace deposits    
Clay and silt, gray 4 8
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to medium sand 4 12
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse to medium sand 6 18
Gravel, coarse to fine, contains coarse sand 26 44
Clay and silt, gray to tan 4 48
Gravel, very coarse 4 52
Gravel, coarse to fine, contains coarse sand 17 69
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red brown 1 70

22-6-22ad--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. NE sec. 22, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,555.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, fine to medium, contains very fine sand and brown silt 4 4
Terrace deposits    
Clay and silt, gray to tan 3 7
Sand, medium to fine, contains gravel and silt; very poorly sorted 5 12
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse sand 37 49
Sand, coarse to medium, and fine gravel 13 62
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, gray green and brick red 2 64

22-6-24ccd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SW SW sec. 24, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,552.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, sandy, brown 3 3
Terrace deposits    
Silt and clay, tan; contains some fine sand 5 8
Clay and silt, tan to gray 4 12
Gravel, medium to fine; contains coarse sand and coarse gravel 23 35
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red 1 36

22-6-26cb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. SW sec. 26, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,553.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, brown; contains some sand 3 3
Terrace deposits    
Clay and silt, gray to brown 7 10
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to medium sand 10 20
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse to medium sand 5 25
Gravel, fine to coarse; contains some coarse sand 46 71
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red brown 2 73

22-6-36bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 36, T. 22 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,546.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, sandy, brown 2 2
Terrace deposits    
Clay, gray 13 15
Gravel, coarse to fine; contains some coarse sand, material uniform throughout 56 71
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and gray green 1 72

22-7-20dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SE sec. 20, T. 22 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,623.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 1 1
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine, and brown silt 3 4
Sanborn formation    
Silt, buff, and very fine to medium sand; contains much caliche 16 20
Meade formation    
Silt, cream color; contains much fine to medium sand, and nodular caliche 3 23
Sand, fine to medium 2 25
Silt and clay, buff grading downward to greenish gray; contains some fine to coarse sand 4 29
Sand, fine to medium, some coarse sand 4 33
Silt and clay, greenish gray and brown, partly cemented; contains much fine to medium sand 10 43
Gravel, medium to fine, and red sand 14 57
Gravel, medium to fine, and coarse sand, light-gray silt, and clay 13 70
Gravel, medium to fine, and coarse sand, light-gray silt, and clay 20 90
Sand, medium to coarse, and much light-gray silt, some fine to medium gravel 10 100
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand; some light-gray silt and clay 10 110
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some light-brown clay, non-sandy 10 120
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, interbedded with light-brown silt 3 128
Sand, medium, brown 10 138
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel 11 149
Blanco formation    
Silt and clay; contains much very fine sand; buff, grading downward to blue gray; slightly cemented 10 159
Silt and clay, dark gray; contains much fine sand and few sandstone pebbles 6 165
Silt, buff; contains much medium to fine sand 7 172
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, interbedded with buff silt 8 180
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 10 190
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, some coarse gravel 10.5 200.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Siltstone, red and light gray green 1.5 202

22-7-21aad--Sample log of test hole in the SE NE NE sec. 21, T. 22 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,588.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Silt, dark gray brown; contains much medium to fine sand 3 3
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; much coarse gravel 7 10
Gravel, coarse to fine, and sand 10 20
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel 10 80
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium gravel 10 40
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 10 50
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, very hard, red brown and gray green 2 52

22-7-31ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW SW SW sec. 31, T. 22 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,632.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, fine to medium, and tan silt 7 7
Sanborn formation    
Clay and silt, dark gray to gray 8 15
Clay and silt, light greenish gray; contains much coarse to fine sand 3 18
Clay and silt, light greenish gray and pink; contains much sand, fine to coarse; much brown ironstain 8 26
Sand, fine to medium, and buff and blue-gray silt, partly loosely iron cemented 8 34
Sand, fine to coarse, fine to medium gravel, and gray and yellow-brown silt 3 37
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel 6 43
Meade formation    
Silt, yellow gray, grading downward to gray and gray-white silt; contains much fine to coarse sand and some caliche. Sand increasing downward 11 54
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 16 70
Gravel, fine, and sand, some medium gravel 17 87
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand; some yellow-gray silt 3 90
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 22 112
Blanco formation    
Silt and clay, light gray grading downward to dark gray 8 120
Silt and clay, light greenish gray; contains some caliche 8 128
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine gravel 22 150
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 36 186
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, red brown and gray green 4 190

22-9-10ddd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SE SE sec. 10, T. 22 S., R. 9 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,700.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 1 1
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine, and buff silt 2 3
Sanborn formation    
Silt and clay; yellow buff and light greenish gray; contains some sand, medium to fine. Some gravel, medium to fine, and sand in silt at 7 to 10 feet 11 14
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; silty at top 13 27
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, light gray green and light brown, mottled; contains much coarse to fine sand and fine to coarse gravel. Some caliche at 36 to 38 feet 11 38
Silt and clay, light gray; contains much fine to medium sand and caliche 6 44
Sand, fine to coarse, silty at top; some fine to medium gravel 6 50
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some coarse gravel 10 60
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some coarse gravel. Clay, blue, green, and yellow at 66 to 67.5 feet 10 70
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel 19 89
Blanco formation    
Silt, light gray and light buff; contains much sand, fine 7 96
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel 4 100
Gravel, coarse to fine, and sand 5.5 105.5
Clay, dull bluish gray 4.5 110
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium gravel 28 138
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, dull red 2 140

22-9-20ddd--Sample log of test hole in the SE SE SE sec. 20, T. 22 S., R.9 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,716.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 2 2
Sanborn formation    
Silt and clay, light brown and gray; contains much medium to fine sand 7 9
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel 9.5 18.5
Meade formation    
Silt, buff; contains much coarse to fine sand. Some caliche at 27 to 32 feet 17.5 36
Sand, coarse to fine, and buff silt, some fine gravel 4 40
Gravel, fine, and sand. Much silt and caliche at 46 to 47.5 feet 7.5 47.5
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 12.5 60
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel and buff silt 20 80
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some buff silt 20 100
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 10 110
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some buff and yellow-gray silt 9 119
Blanco formation    
Silt, yellow gray and light gray; contains much medium to fine sand 11 130
Silt and clay, light gray; contains much very fine sand 7 137
Silt, blue gray, and sand, very fine to fine 9 146
Sand, very fine, and hght-gray silt 14 160
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, partly iron cemented 10 170
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some green and blue-gray silt 10 180
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 9 189
Silt, pink to buff 4 193
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 19 212
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, sandy, red 1 213

23-3-18bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 18, T. 23 S., R. 3 W., Harvey County; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,467.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil,sandy 2 2
Sand, medium to fine 6 7
Sand, fine to coarse; contains fine gravel 7 15
Meade formation    
Gravel, fine to coarse 3 18
Sand, fine to medium; contains gray silt 6 24
Sand, very fine, and gray to buff silt 6 30
Sand, medium to fine 8 38
Sand, medium to coarse 2 40
Sand, medium to fine 50 90
Sand, medium to fine, and some coarse sand 25 115
Sand, fine, and gray to buff silt; contains small nodules of calcium carbonate 10 125
Sand, medium to coarse; contains nodules of calcium carbonate 17 142
Sand, coarse to medium; many grains stained with limonite 11 153
Sand, medium to coarse 17 170
Sand, very fine to medium, and calcareous gray silt; contains coarse sand and nodules of calcium carbonate 11 181
Silt, calcareous, gray; contains very fine to medium sand and nodules of calcium carbonate 24 205
Silt, calcareous, buff 10 215
Sand, coarse to fine, and buff silt; contains nodules of calcium carbonate and fragments of shale 12 227
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, gray and maroon 13 240

23-4-8cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 8, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1945. Surface altitude, 1,580.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine 22 22
Silt, light gray to buff, and medium to fine sand 19 41
Sand, medium to fine; contains some buff silt 25 66
Silt; light gray to buff; contains some medium to fine sand 14 80
Sand, medium to fine, and yellow-buff silt 3 83
Meade formation    
Silt, buff; contains some medium sand and nodules of calcium carbonate 7 90
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and gray green 2 92

23-4-14aa--Sample log of test hole in the NE cor. sec. 14, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1945. Surface altitude, 1,480.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine; contains buff to light-gray silt 27 27
Meade formation    
Silt, light gray, yellow, and buff; contains medium to fine sand 10 37
Sand, medium to fine, and gray to green-gray silt 29 66
Silt, light gray; contains some medium to fine sand 9 75
Sand, medium to fine, and dark- to light-gray silt 13 88
Silt, light gray to buff; contains medium to fine sand 12 100
Sand, medium to fine, and tan to light-gray silt 26 126
Silt, light gray to tan; contains sand, medium to fine, and nodules of calcium carbonate 34 160
Silt, tan; contains ironstone gravel and nodules of calcium carbonate 6 166
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, light gray, calcareous 9 175

20-4-14bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 14, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,498.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Soil, very sandy 2 2
Sand, medium to very fine; contains tan silt 7 9
Sand, medium to fine; many grains stained tan by limonite 17 26
Meade formation    
Sand, very fine to fine, and buff to tan silt 11 37
Silt, tan, and very fine to fine sand 2 39
Sand, medium to very fine, and buff silt 3 42
Sand, medium to fine 8 50
Sand, medium 5 55
Sand, medium to fine, and buff silt 7 82
Sand, medium to fine 10 72
Sand, fine to very fine, and gray silt and clay 8 80
Sand, medium to fine 4 84
Sand, medium to very fine; contains buff silt 6 90
Sand, medium to fine 11 101
Sand, medium to fine; contains some very fine sand and buff silt 11 112
Sand, medium to coarse; contains some fine sand, many grains stained by limonite 18 130
Silt, buff; contains some very fine to fine sand 10 140
Silt, buff; contains some very fine to fine sand and many nodules of calcium carbonate 35 175
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, greenish gray and red 15 190

23-4-16aa--Sample log of test hole in the NE cor. sec. 16, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1945. Surface altitude, 1,529.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine; contains some light-gray to buff silt 60 60
Meade formation    
Silt, light gray to buff; contains medium to fine sand 17 77
Sand, medium to fine; contains light-gray to tan silt 15 92
Silt, light gray to buff; contains medium to fine sand 11 103
Sand, medium to fine, and gray to buff silt 2 105
Silt, light gray to buff; contains some medium to fine sand, and nodules of calcium carbonate 11 116
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and green gray 12 128

23-4-16bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 16, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1945. Surface altitude, 1,570.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine; contains small amount of light-gray silt 26 26
Silt, light gray to buff 4 30
Sand, medium to fine, and light-gray, yellow, and buff silt 38 68
Meade formation    
Silt, light gray to buff; contains medium to fine sand 37 105
Silt, gray; contains some fine to medium sand 28 133
Silt and clay, tan to buff 6 139
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and green gray 1 140

23-4-18bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 18, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled December 1944. Surface altitude, 1,546.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine; contains some dark-gray silt 6 6
Sand, coarse to fine; contains nodules of limonite 5 11
Silt, light gray, and medium to fine sand 5 16
Sand, medium to fine, and light-gray silt 12 28
Sand, medium to fine 3 31
Meade formation    
Silt, gray to tan 9 40
Silt, buff; contains nodules of calcium carbonate 11 51
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and green gray 6 57

23-4-18ccb--Sample log of test hole in the NW SW SW sec. 18, T. 23 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,500.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Sand, medium to fine; contains some coarse sand and brown silt 6 6
Clay, tan to gray 4 10
Gravel, medium to fine; contains coarse gravel and coarse sand 33 43
Clay, blue gray 3 46
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, hard, red 1 47

23-5-2dda--Sample log of test hole in the NE cor. SE SE sec. 2, T. 23 S., R. 5 W.; drilled December 1945. Surface altitude, 1,601.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Silt, red brown, and fine sand 7 7
Silt, light gray; contains fine sand 21 28
Sand, fine to medium 4 32
Silt, brown, and fine to medium sand 26 58
Sand, fine to very fine 16 74
Meade formation    
Silt, light brown to gray 13 87
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red brown, gray, and blue green 3 90

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