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Logs of wells and test holes, page 4 of 5

23-6-12dcd--Drillers log of city-supply (Main St.) well in the SE SW SE sec. 12, T. 23 S., R. 6 W.; drilled for United Gas, Water and Electric Co. (now owned by Hutchinson Water Co.), July 1922.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium and terrace deposits    
Sand and gravel 16 16
Good gravel 18 34
Gravel and sand 12 46
Sand, some clay balls 9 55
Fine, clean sand 20 75

23-6-36dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. sec. 36, T. 23 S., R. 6 W.; drilled by Claude Price for the City of Hutchinson, October 1945. Surface altitude, 1,523.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, sandy, brown 3 3
Terrace deposits    
Clay, buff; contains fine sand 6 9
Clay, buff, and fine sand; partly cemented zone at 19 feet 11 20
Gravel, coarse to fine, and coarse to medium sand 44 64
Blanco formation    
Gravel, coarse to fine sand, and gray to buff clay 10 74
Sand, coarse to medium, and fine gravel 5 79
Clay, buff, and fine sand 10 89
Gravel, medium to fine, and coarse to medium sand 35 124
Gravel, medium to fine, and course to medium sand; contains some buff clay and fragments of shale 12 136
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red and gray 2 138

23-7-18bcb--Sample log of test hole in the NW SW NW sec. 18, T. 23 S., R.7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,622.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Sanborn formation    
Soil, medium sandy, black 1 1
Clay and silt, gray green; contains much fine to medium sand 2 3
Silt and clay, tan, mottled gray green; contains much medium to fine sand 3 6
Silt, buff; contains much medium to fine sand and caliche 7 13
Silt, light brown; contains much fine to coarse sand and caliche 5.5 18.5
Gravel, fine, and sand, grading downward to gravel 6.5 25
Meade formation    
Clay, blue gray mottled yellow; contains much caliche in large nodules 4 29
Gravel, medium to fine, and black sand, stained at top 6.5 35.5
Clay and silt, brownish gray; contains much medium to fine sand 2 37.5
Clay and silt, dark gray 2.5 40
Clay, blue gray mottled yellow 7 47
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 8.5 55.5
Clay, light gray mottled yellow brown 2 57.5
Gravel, fine, and sand, grading downward to medium gravel 12.5 70
Sand, coarse to fine, and fine gravel, some medium gravel 15.5 85.5
Silt, yellow and gray, sandy 1.5 87
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel 13 100
Blanco formation    
Clay, gray grading downward to blue gray and light greenish brown, thinly laminated at top; interlaminated with sand, very fine, yellow brown, slightly cemented 8 108
Sand, fine to coarse, interbedded with yellow-brown silt at 109 to 115 feet 12 120
Sand, coarse to fine, and some fine gravel 8 128
Clay and silt, tan, compact; contains some caliche 9 137
Silt and clay, tan; contains much fine to coarse sand 4 141
Silt, red to tan; interbedded with medium to fine sand; contains some caliche 11 152
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine to medium gravel 8 160
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 10 170
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, silty, red brown and gray green 3 173

23-7-31ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW SW SW sec. 31, T. 23 S., R.7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,606.7 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 2 2
Sanborn formation    
Silt and clay, black and gray, alternating; contains some nodular caliche and much fine to coarse sand in lower part 5 7
Silt and clay, light gray green; contains much fine to medium sand 4 11
Sand, coarse to fine 1 12
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, gray green; contains some medium to fine sand and caliche at 15 to 21 feet 9 21
Sand, fine to coarse 4.5 25.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, silty, thin bedded, red brown 1.5 27

23-10-13aaa--Sample log of test hole in the NE NE NE sec. 13, T. 23 S., R. 10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,747.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, silty, medium fine 4 4
Sanborn formation    
Clay, gray grading downward to light gray. Iron stained at base 4 8
Silt, light brown; contains much medium to fine sand 6.5 14.5
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine to medium gravel 12.5 27
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, light gray green and light brown; contains much coarse to fine sand 10.5 37.5
Sand, coarse to fine, some gravel, fine to medium, and light-gray and brown silt 12.5 50
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 10 60
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; much coarse gravel 17 77
Silt, yellow gray; contains much very fine to fine sand 5 82
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 35 117
Blanco formation    
Silt, light brown; grades downward to sandy; contains caliche at 127 to 135 feet; some fine sand, thin bedded, slightly cemented 18 135
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, light green and red brown 1 136

23-10-19bcb--Sample log of test hole in the NW SW NW sec. 19, T. 23 S., R. 10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,792.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 2 2
Dune sand    
Silt, dark buff; contains much fine to medium sand, especially at 5 to 8 feet 6 8
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, buff; contains some fine to medium gravel 9 17
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand; some medium to coarse gravel 7 24
Sand, coarse to fine, and buff silt; some fine gravel 6 30
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse sand and yellow-gray silt 20 50
Gravel, coarse to fine, and sand; some yellow-gray silt; few pebbles 20 70
Gravel, fine, and sand 8.5 78.5
Blanco formation    
Clay and silt, light gray and yellow; contains much medium to fine sand 3.5 82
Clay, thin bedded, yellow and light gray 2 84
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel and gray-green clay 28 112
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, red brown 1.5 113.5

23-10-25bbb--Sample log of test hole in the NW NW NW sec. 25, T. 23 S., R. 10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,756.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine, and gray silt 3 3
Sanborn formation    
Silt, dark gray brown (A zone), grading downward to light-brown clay 2 5
Silt, buff; contains much medium to fine sand increasing downward 13 18
Sand, fine to medium, slightly cemented, and brown silt; some fine gravel 5 23
Meade formation    
Clay, bentonitic, green, and light-brown silt; contains much coarse to fine sand, much caliche at 28 to 32.5 feet 9.5 32.5
Sand, fine to coarse 7.5 40
Sand, fine to coarse; some fine gravel 10 50
Silt and clay, light brown; contains much fine to coarse sand 4 54
Sand, coarse to fine, grading downward to fine to medium gravel and sand, much light-brown silt 6 60
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, grading downward to coarse to fine gravel and sand 10 70
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel 10 80
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some light-gray clay 10 90
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 20 110
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel 20 130
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 10 140
Blanco formation    
Silt, light gray, flne to coarse sand, and fine to coarse gravel 10 150
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine gravel, and light-gray gravel 10 160
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 12 172
Clay, gray to green 2 174
Gravel, coarse to fine, and sand 2 176
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, red brown 1 177

24-4-13cc--Drillers log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 13, T. 24 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Layne-Western Co. for the City of Wichita, 1939. Surface altitude, 1,451.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Silt, dark brown, and fine sand 9 9
Sand and gravel 16 25
Silt, clay, and fine sand 3 28
Sand and gravel 17 45
Sand 21 66
Silt and clay, blue green 36 102
Sand and gravel 33 135
Silt and clay 3 138
Sand and gravel 77 215
Silt and clay, sandy, tan 10 225
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, green 5 230

24-4-19bbb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. NW NW sec. 19, T. 24 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,475.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Silt, gray to brown, fine, sandy 3.5 3.5
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 22 25.5
Sanborn formation    
Silt and clay, yellow gray and buff; contains much fine sand; much hard, nodular caliche at 30 to 36 feet 10.5 36
Clay and silt, light gray grading downward to gray green; contains some nodular caliche 4 40
Silt and clay, light gray green 10 50
Silt and clay, blue to blue gray; interbedded with some fine gravel and sand 10 60
Silt and clay, blue gray 8 68
Silt, gray, and very fine to medium sand 7 75
Silt, buff; contains much medium to fine sand 5 80
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 14 94
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, gray white; contains much caliche 10 104
Silt and clay, blue gray 5 109
Gravel, fine, and sand 3 112
Silt and clay, blue gray 5 117
Silt, gray white and lavender brown; contains much coarse to fine sand; many cemented nodules 8 125
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 38 163
Blanco formation    
Silt and clay, pink buff and light gray green; contains much coarse to fine sand, and caliche 3 166
Gravel, fine, and sand 6 172
Silt and clay, brown and light brown; contains much fine to medium sand 8 180
Silt and clay, buff; contains much coarse to fine sand 5 185
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some buff and greenish-gray silt 8 193
Silt and clay, buff and greenish gray, sandy 4 197
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 11 208
Clay and silt, gray white, sandy 4.5 212.5
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium gravel 47.5 260
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 31 291
Clay and silt, light brown; some caliche 4 295
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 12 307
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, thin bedded, blue; few thin calcite veins 3 310

24-5-16baa--Drillers log of test 7,tole in the NE NE NW sec. 16, T. 24 S., R. 5 W.; drilled by Layne-Western Co. for U. S. Navy, 1942.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Clay 41 41
Sand, fine 9 50
Sand, medium to coarse 16 66
Clay and sand 6 72
Sand, medium to coarse, silty 28 100
Clay, gray 7 107
Sand, silty 11 118
Sand, medium to coarse, and gravel 9 127
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale 1 128
Clay, gray, hard 6 46
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to medium sand 26 72
Blanco formation    
Clay, gray 8 80
Gravel, fine to medium, and coarse to fine sand, very poorly sorted 72 152
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, gray green 1 153

24-6-22bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 22, T. 24 S., R. 6 W.; drilled December 1945. Surface altitude, 1,558.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road material 2 2
Sanborn formation    
Silt, gray 5 7
Meade formation    
Silt, light gray; contains nodules of calcium carbonate 5 12
Silt, tan 5 17
Sand, fine to very fine; contains tan silt 10 27
Silt, tan to red brown; contains some fine sand 18 45
Silt, brown; contains nodules of calcium carbonate 4 49
Silt, gray and red brown 10 59
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, soft, red and blue green 3 62

24-7-19bbb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. NW NW sec. 19, T. 24 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,630.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, sandy, dark gray 1 1
Sanborn formation    
Clay and silt, compact, dull green gray; contains much fine to coarse sand and fine gravel 2.5 3.5
Silt and clay, yellow buff; contains much fine to coarse sand and some fine gravel 4.5 8
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine gravel and yellow-buff silt 2 10
Meade formation    
Clay, blocky, yellow gray 1 11
Gravel, fine to medium, some coarse gravel 9 20
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 22 42
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; interbedded with silt and gray and buff clay, few pebbles 5 47
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 23 70
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, grading downward to coarse to fine gravel 5 75
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, thin bedded, brick red 2 77

24-10-12ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. SW SW sec. 12, T. 24 S., R.10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,720.4 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 1 1
Sanborn formation    
Clay, light green; contains some nodular caliche; sandy at 1 to 5 feet 6 7
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 6 13
Gravel and sand, coarse to fine, yellow brown, and green clay 11.5 24.5
Meade formation    
Silt and clay, gray green grading downward to pink brown; contains much coarse to fine sand and few pebbles, some caliche 11.5 36
Sand, fine to coarse 5 41
Silt, buff and yellow brown, slightly cemented; contains much fine gravel and sand 9 50
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium to coarse gravel, and buff silt, slightly cemented 40 90
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, silty, red brown 1 91

25-3-7bb--Sample log of test hole in the NW cor. sec. 7, T. 25 S., R. 3 W., Sedgwick County; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,433.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium and terrace deposits    
Soil, sandy, brown 4 4
Clay and silt, red brown 2 6
Sand and gravel 3 9
Sand 24 33
Sand; contains clay balls 2 35
Sand and gravel 12 47
Gravel 4 51
Sand, coarse, interbedded with coarse gravel 129 180
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, gray 20 200

25-4-5bbd--Drillers log of test hole in the SE NW NW sec. 6, T. 25 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Wichita Pump and Supply Co., for Panhandle Eastern Co., 1936. Surface altitude, 1,475.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Silt, sandy 3 3
Clay, sandy, soft 57 60
Clay, sandy 7 67
Sand, fine 2 69
Clay, sandy 8 77
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, soft, red 9 86
Shale, red 14 100
Shale, red 2 102
Shale, red and gray 23 125
Shale, gray 10 135

25-4-5bdc--Drillers log of test hole in the SW SE NW sec. 5, T. 25 S., R. 4 W.; drilled by Wichita Pump and Supply Co., for Panhandle Eastern Co., 1936. Surface altitude, 1,479.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Silt and clay, hard 23 23
Silt and sand, fine 2 25
Silt and clay 2 27
Clay and sand 15 42
Clay, gray 8 50
Sand, coarse, and gravel 8 58
Clay, soft, red 6 64
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 1 65

25-4-12cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 12, T. 25 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,455.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, sandy, brown 2 2
Terrace deposits    
Silt, red brown 6 8
Clay and silt, sandy, tan to gray 12 20
Sand 3 23
Gravel 7 30
Sand 10 40
Gravel 5 45
Sand 7 52
Sand, contains fragments of green shale 3 55
Permian--Leonardian    
Wellington formation    
Shale, gray 5 60

25-4-14cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 14, T. 25 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,483.7 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Terrace deposits    
Silt, sandy, red brown 8 8
Clay and silt, sandy, gray to brown; contains fragments of shale 2 10
Clay and silt, sandy, dark brown 6 16
Clay and silt, red brown 26 42
Clay and silt, yellow to greenish gray 8 50
Sand and gravel 17 67
Gravel 1 68
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, brick red and green 12 80

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