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Logs of wells and test holes, page 5 of 5

25-4-28cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 28, T. 25 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 1939. Surface altitude, 1,564.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Silt, dark brown 2 2
Silt, tan 2 4
Silt, buff to tan; contains nodules of calcium carbonate 4 8
Sand, coarse to fine; contains fragments of green shale 2 10
Sand, medium; contains fragments of shale 4 14
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, tan and greenish gray 3 17
Shale, brick red 3 20

25-6-20bc--Sample log of test hole in the SW NW sec. 20, T. 25 S., R. 6 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,469.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Alluvium    
Soil, sandy, fine 4 4
Sand, fine to coarse, and fine to coarse gravel 4 8
Gravel, fine to coarse, fine to coarse sand, some clay 1 9
Gravel, fine to coarse, and fine to coarse sand 2 11
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine to coarse gravel 9 20
Gravel, fine to coarse, some fine to coarse sand, much Permian-derived gravel, some red and brown clay 17 37
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 2 39

25-7-6ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. SW SW sec. 6, T. 25 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,604.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, sandy, dark gray 2 2
Sanborn formation    
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel 8 10
Meade formation    
Silt, yellow gray; contains much fine to coarse sand 4 14
Gravel, fine, and sand, some medium gravel and yellow-gray silt 16 30
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel, and yellow-gray silt 40 70
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 4.5 74.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, fine sandy, brick red 1.5 76

25-8-24ddd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. SE SE sec. 24, T. 25 S., R. 8 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,541.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine 1 1
Terrace deposits    
Silt, tan, and fine to coarse sand 2 3
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 4 7
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale and siltstone, fine to sandy, red brown 1 8

25-10-12ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW car. SW SW sec. 12, T. 25 S., R. 10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,733.9 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine 5 5
Sanborn formation    
Clay, light gray green and light brown; contains much sand and fine gravel 8 13
Gravel, fine, and sand and yellow-brown silt; few pebbles 7 20
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; few pebbles 10 30
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 5 35
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 13.5 48.5
Meade formation    
Silt, light brown; contains much fine to coarse sand 2.5 51
Gravel, fine, and sand; some light-brown and light-gray silt 19 70
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 15 85
Silt, light brown; contains much thin-bedded fine sand 9.5 94.5
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; few pebbles 5 99.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, red 0.5 100

26-4-6cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. sec. 6, T. 26 S., R. 4 W.; drilled 19,39. Surface altitude, 1,434.2 feet.

Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Silt and clay, brown (weathered shale) 2 2
Shale, brick red, blocky 1 3
Shale, soft, calcareous, light gray 2 5
Shale, blocky, brick red 5 10
Shale, brick red and greenish gray 10 20

26-6-6ddd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. SE SE sec. 6, T. 26 S., R. 6 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,575.6 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Road fill 1 1
Sanborn formation    
Silt, tan and buff, sand and fine gravel 5 6
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 5 11
Silt and clay, yellow gray; contains much fine sand 2 13
Meade formation    
Sand, fine to coarse, grading downward to fine gravel and sand 7 20
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel, and yellow-gray silt 20 40
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some light-gray silt 10 50
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 4 54
Blanco formation    
Clay and silt, light gray green and light tan; contains much fine to coarse sand 2.5 56.5
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand. Much gravel, coarse to pebbles 11.5 68
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, gray green and red brown 1 69

26-6-18cb--Sample log of test hole in the NW SW sec. 18, T. 26 S., R. 6 W.; drilled 1950. Surface altitude, 1,570.2 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Sanborn formation    
Silt, sandy, dark brown 4 4
Meade formation    
Sand, fine to coarse, some brown silt; some fine to coarse gravel 7 11
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine gravel 21 32
Sand, fine to coarse 9 41
Blanco formation    
Sand, fine to coarse, and few gray clay streaks 9 50
Gravel, fine to coarse, and fine to coarse sand 16 66
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red 2 68

26-7-24ccc--Sample log of test hole in the SW cor. SW SW sec. 24, T. 26 S., R. 7 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,602.1 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Sanborn formation    
Silt, tan, and fine to coarse gravel 3 3
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine gravel 7 10
Meade formation    
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand; some coarse gravel, and light-gray silt 10 20
Gravel, fine, and sand, interbedded with silt and yellow-gray clay 21 41
Silt and clay, light brown 1 42
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 3.5 45.5
Blanco formation    
Clay and silt, light brown and light greenish gray; contains much caliche 8.5 54
Silt and clay, light brown; contains much fine sand and few sandstone pebbles; thin bedded 7 61
Silt and clay, light gray brown; contains much fine sand; hard caliche at 61 to 62 feet 9 70
Silt and clay, light gray; contains much fine to coarse sand 6 76
Silt and clay, light gray green and light tan; contains much coarse to fine sand 8 84
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 1 85
Permian--Leonardian    
Ninnescah shale    
Shale, red brown and gray green 2 87

26-8-18cc--Sample log of test hole in the SW SW sec. 18, T. 26 S., R. 8 W.; drilled 1950. Surface altitude, 1,635.0 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Sanborn formation and Meade formation    
Silt, brown sandy 3 3
Silt, tan to buff 3 6
Silt, buff and gray sandy, some caliche and fine gravel 7 13
Sand, medium, red-brown stain; some tan clay at 17 feet 5 18
Blanco formation    
Clay, buff to gray; much fine sand 8 26
Sand, fine to coarse, and fine gravel, some Cretaceous-derived material 12 38
Gravel, medium to fine; some coarse to fine sand; much Cretaceous-derived gravel 2 40
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, red 3 43

26-8-25aaa--Sample log of test hole in the NE cor. NE NE sec. 25, T. 26 S., R. 8 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,617.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Meade formation    
Soil, dark gray grading downward to brown; contains coarse to fine gravel and sand 2 2
Gravel, medium to fine sand, and tan silt; some coarse gravel 5.5 7.5
Clay and silt, light gray; contains much coarse to fine sand and fine to medium gravel 2.5 10
Blanco formation    
Clay, blocky, yellow gray 3 13
Clay and silt, light gray; contains much coarse to fine sand and caliche 8 21
Clay and silt, white, light bronvn, and light gray green, thin bedded; contains much caliche 3 24
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 8.5 32.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, fine to sandy, thin bedded, red brown .5 33

26-9-34aaa--Sample log of test hole in the NE NE NE sec. 34, T. 26 S., R. 9 W.; drilled 1950. Surface altitude, 1,672.8 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Soil, brown, fine sandy 3 3
Sanborn formation    
Clay, tan, much fine to coarse sand and some fine gravel 4 7
Clay, tan, some fine to coarse sand, and fine to coarse gravel 4 11
Clay, tan to buff, fine sandy 13 24
Sand, fine to medium (red-brown stain) 1.5 25.5
Meade formation    
Clay, buff, fine sandy 9.5 35
Clay, buff; much caliche 3 38
Clay, buff, and sand; coarse and fine gravel 5 43
Sand, medium to coarse; clay streaks, buff 17 60
Sand, medium to coarse, some fine to medium gravel and buff clay streaks 20 80
Sand, medium to coarse, and fine gravel 17 97
Sand, medium to coarse, and fine gravel; buff clay streaks 9 106
Blanco formation    
Clay, dark gray, fine sandy 12 118
Sand, medium to coarse; some medium to fine gravel, some Cretaceous-derived fragments 12 130
Sand, medium to coarse, and fine to medium gravel, some Cretaceous-derived material 17 147
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone and red shale, alternating hard and soft layers 8 155

26-10-2cd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. SW sec. 2, T. 26 S., R.10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,708.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Sanborn formation    
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand; some light-gray silt and clay 10 10
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium gravel and buff and light-gray silt 10 20
Gravel, fine, and sand; some medium to coarse gravel and buff and light-gray silt 8.5 28.5
Meade formation    
Clay and silt, light gray, yellow brown; contains much fine to coarse sand at 30 to 36 feet and caliche at 34 feet 7.5 36
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine gravel 4 40
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine to medium gravel, some gray and buff silt 20 60
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand; some buff silt 25 85
Blanco formation    
Clay, bentonitic, light gray green and brown; contains much fine to medium sand 9 94
Clay and silt, gray brown 2 96
Silt, buff; contains much fine to coarse sand and caliche 3 99
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine gravel 10 109
Clay, light brown, partly fine sandy 8 117
Sand, fine to coarse, some fine to medium gravel; some light-gray and brown clay in lower part 13 130
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand 5 135
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Shale, red brown 2 137

26-10-27ddd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. SE SE sec. 27, T. 26 S., R. 10 W.; drilled 1949. Surface altitude, 1,690.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand, medium to fine, silty 3.5 3.5
Sanborn formation    
Silt and clay, brown gray; contains some fine to coarse gravel and sand 2.5 6
Silt and clay, light greenish gray and light brown; contains much coarse to fine gravel and sand 5 11
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand 1.5 12.5
Meade formation    
Clay and silt, yellow gray, light gray, and light brown, alternating sandy and non-sandy; contains some caliche 7.5 20
Sand, coarse to fine, much fine gravel 10 30
Gravel, medium fine, and sand; some yellow-gray clay 10 40
Sand, coarse to fine, some fine gravel 10 50
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand 4.5 54.5
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Siltstone, hard, white and light green, and fine to very fine sandstone 5.5 60

26-11-36dd--Sample log of test hole in the SE cor. sec. 36, T. 26 S., R. 11 W.; Pratt County; drilled July 1951. Surface altitude, 1,759.5 feet.

Quaternary--Pleistocene Thickness,
feet
Depth,
feet
Dune sand    
Sand and gray-black silt 1 1
Silt, clayey, red, and fine sand 6 7
Sanborn formation    
Sand, clayey, fine; contains some fine gravel 4 11
Gravel, fine to coarse; contains clay streaks 3 14
Sand, silty to clayey, fine 4.5 18.5
Sand, very fine; contains some ligbt-gray silt 15.5 34
Sand, fine to medium; contains some yellow-brown silt 7.5 41.5
Meade formation    
Clay, tan to gray; contains fine sand 3.5 45
Sand, fine to medium, very clayey 6 51
Sand, fine to medium 9 60
Sand, coarse 3 63
Sand, fine to coarse, and fine to coarse gravel 7 70
Sand, fine to medium, silty 10 80
Sand, fine to medium, clayey 20 100
Blanco formation    
Silt, sandy, yellow brown, limy 10 110
Sand, silty, fine to medium 10 120
Sand, clayey, fine to medium 16 136
Sand, fine; contains some gray-tan clay 11 147
Permian--Leonardian    
Harper sandstone    
Sandstone, pink to light red, very hard 3 150
Sandstone, red, soft 4 154
Siltstone to fine sandy shale, red, hard 6 160

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