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Introduction

Geography

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Geologic Formations

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Logs of Test Holes

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Well Logs

Listed in the following pages are the logs of 35 test holes and wells in Seward County, including 23 test holes drilled by the State Geological Survey. The locations of these test holes are shown in Plate 3.

1. Sample log of test hole 1 at the NW cor. sec. 6', T. 31 S., R. 30 W., Meade County, drilled by State Geological Survey, 1940. Surface altitude, 2,795+/- feet. Samples studied by Perry M. McNally and John C. Frye.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Soil, brown 1 1
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY--Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt and sand, fine, gray tan 7 8
Sand, fine to medium, brown 4 12
Sand, fine, and silt; contains gray-tan caliche 79 91
Sand and silt, brown, cemented with caliche 6 97
Sand and gravel, brown 11 108
Silt, fine sand, and caliche 2 110
Sand and gravel, brown and tan 232 342
Sand, fine, silt, and caliche; gray 18 360
Silt, fine sand, and caliche; gray 31 391
Sand, gray 21 412
Sand, fine, silt, and caliche; pink tan 8 420
Sand, brown 11 431
Sand and some silt; cemented with caliche 19 450
Silt, fine sand, and caliche; tan 20 470
Sand, fine, silt, and caliche; gray; contains remains of plants 20 490
Silt, caliche, and fine sand; tan and gray 23 513
Caliche, silt, and fine sand; yellow; contains thin beds of sandstone and pink-red beds of clay 17 530

2. Sample log of test hole 2 at the SW cor. sec. 36, T. 30 S., R. 32 W., Haskell County, drilled by State Geological Survey, 1943. Surface altitude, 2,837 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper, Oscar S. Fent, and Thad G. McLaughlin.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Soil, sandy, gray black 1.5 1.5
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY--Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt, micaceous, soft, yellow gray 3.5 5
Silt, micaceous, soft, red brown; contains fine sand and caliche 5 10
Silt, compact, buff and tan; contains fine to coarse sand, caliche, and fine gravel 39 49
Sand, medium to fine; contains soft tan silt and Caliche 6 55
Clay, compact, light buff; contains fine sand 9 64
Silt, compact, red tan; contains fine to Coarse sand, fine gravel, and caliche 18 82
Sand and gravel, coarse to fine; contains soft gray to tan and yellow-brown silt and caliche 50 132
Silt, soft, yellow brown 3 135
Gravel, fine to coarse, and medium to coarse sand 5 140
Silt, clayey, soft, yellow buff; contains coarse to fine sand and caliche 14 154
Sand and gravel, coarse to fine; contains soft buff and yellow-gray silt 63 217
Silt, soft, gray; contains medium to fine sand 9 226
Sand, coarse to fine; contains fine to medium gravel and soft gray silt 24 250
Clay and silt, soft, blue gray; contains fine sand 23 273
Sand, coarse to fine, gray; contains medium to fine gravel 5 278
Clay and silt, compact, partly laminated, blue gray to gray and buff; contains fine sand 67 345
Sand, coarse to fine, and medium to fine gravel; contains caliche 31 376
Silt, soft, white to pink; contains coarse to fine sand and caliche 14 390
Caliche and soft light-brown silt; contains medium to fine gravel and coarse to fine sand 27 417
Clay, compact, tan; contains fine to medium sand and Pyrite 27 444
Sand, fine-grained, consolidated; contains caliche 26 470
Silt, fine sandy, partly consolidated, cream to tan; contains caliche 25 495
Sand, fine to medium, partly cemented; contains a little silt 21 516
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Siltstone, brick red 14 530

3. Sample log of test hole 3 at the SW cor. sec. 31, T. 30 S., R. 32 W., Haskell County, drilled by State Geological Survey, 1943. Surface altitude, 2,897 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper, Oscar S. Fent, and Thad G. McLaughlin.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt, clayey to sandy, dark brown to red brown; contains caliche 8 8
Silt, soft, white and gray; contains fine to medium sand 9 17
Silt, sandy, compact, dark tan and gray; contains fine gravel 4 21
Silt, soft, brown; contains fine to medium sand 2 23
Silt, compact, white and gray; contains caliche 4 27
Silt, gray to light tan and brown; contains fine to medium sand and caliche 10 37
Sand, red brown; contains fine to coarse gravel and silt 11 48
Silt, red brown and gray; contains very fine sand and caliche 3 51
Sand, red brown; contains fine gravel and silt 5 56
Silt, soft, red brown; contains fine to medium sand 4 60
Sand and gravel, coarse to fine 28 88
Silt, compact, gray; contains coarse gravel and caliche 8 96
Sand, yellow brown; contains fine to coarse gravel 4 100
Gravel, fine to coarse; contains silt 10 110
Sand, coarse to fine; contains fine to medium gravel 13 123
Sand, coarse to fine; contains fine to medium gravel and silt 117 240
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse to medium sand; contains soft light-gray silt 6 246
Silt, soft, light gray; contains coarse to medium sand 2 248
Gravel, medium to fine, and coarse to medium sand 9 257
Silt, soft, yellow gray; contains coarse to fine sand 3 260
Gravel, fine to coarse, and coarse to medium sand; contains silt, soft, gray and tan 13 273
Silt, clayey, soft, yellow brown and light gray; contains medium to fine sand 7 280
Sand and gravel, coarse to fine; contains a little silt and caliche 113 393
Silt, soft, white and gray to buff and brown; contains fine to coarse sand and gravel and nodules of caliche 47 440
Clay, blocky, tan; contains caliche 10 450
Silt, soft, white, and fine gravel; contains fine to coarse sand and tan blocky clay 10 460
Sand, coarse to medium, consolidated; contains soft light-gray silt 11 471
Silt, soft, blue gray to gray buff and yellow buff; contains fine to coarse sand 24 495
CRETACEOUS-Gulfian
Dakota formation
Clay, silty, soft, yellow, and very fine sand; contains fine-grained yellow and brown sandstone 5 500
No sample recovered 10 510

4. Sample log of test hole 4 at the SE cor. sec. 25, T. 31 s., R. 35 W., Stevens County, drilled by State Geological Survey, 1943. Surface altitude, 2,967 feet. (Samples studied by Oscar S. Fent and Thad G. McLaughlin.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Soil, sandy, gray black 2 2
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt, soft, gray to yellow gray and buff; contains fine to medium sand 22 24
Sand, fine; contains soft gray-buff silt 4 28
Silt, soft, gray buff and buff; contains fine to medium sand and a little caliche 7 35
Silt, clayey, yellow buff and buff; contains fine gravel, fine to coarse sand, and caliche 8.5 43.5
Silt, soft, buff to light gray and pink; contains fine to coarse sand, fine to medium gravel, and a little caliche 37.5 81
Clay, silty, light tan; contains fine sand 9 90
Silt, in part clayey, white to buff and pink; contains, sand and gravel, fine to coarse, and caliche 44 134
Gravel, coarse to fine, and sand, coarse 22 156
Silt, soft, yellow gray; contains fine gravel, fine to coarse sand, and caliche 9 165
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, coarse to medium 17 182
Silt, soft, buff and gray 1 183
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, coarse to medium 9 192
Silt, soft, yellow and light gray; contains very fine sand and caliche 13 205
Gravel, fine to coarse, and sand, coarse to medium; contains a little silt 33.5 238.5
Silt, soft, gray; contains medium to fine gravel and coarse to fine sand 7.5 246
Gravel, fine to medium, and sand, coarse to fine; contains a little silt and caliche 41 287
Silt, soft, light gray; contains fine to coarse sand 5 287.5
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, coarse to fine; contains caliche 20.5 308
Silt, soft; contains fine sand 1 309
Gravel, fine, and sand, coarse 4 313
Silt, soft, buff; contains coarse to fine sand and caliche 4 317
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, coarse 5.5 322.5
Silt, soft, buff and gray; contains fine to coarse sand, fine to coarse gravel, and caliche 81.5 404
Silt, white to blue gray and buff; contains fine to coarse sand and caliche 70 474
CRETACEOUS-Gulfian
Dakota formation
Siltstone, soft, yellow buff; contains fine-grained yellow sandstone and ironstone 6 480
Sandstone, fine-grained, soft, and silt, compact; white and yellow; contains ironstone 10 490
Silt, light yellow and white; contains very fine-grained white sandstone 7 497
Sandstone, fine-grained to very fine-grained, hard, and silt, soft; white and yellow 3 500
Siltstone, in part clayey, soft, and sandstone, fine-grained to very fine-grained; white to yellow; contains ironstone 17 517
Clay, varicolored; contains yellow and red siltstone and very fine-grained sandstone 29 546
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Redbeds
Clay, dark red 4 550
Shale, hard, dark red; contains a little blue-gray shale 10 560

5.Sample log of test hole 5 at the SE cor. sec. 24, T. 32 S., R. 35 W., Stevens County, drilled by State Geological Survey, 1943. Surface altitude, 2,974 feet. (Samples studied by Oscar S. Fent and Thad G. McLaughlin.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
QUATERNARY-Recent
Dune sand
Sand medium to fine; contains light to dark-gray silt 6 6
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt, in part clayey, soft, buff to greenish gray and gray; contains a little caliche and fine to medium sand 20 26
Sand, medium to fine; contains soft gray-white silt and a little caliche 3 29
Silt, soft, buff and light tan; contains fine to coarse sand and a little caliche 21 50
Sand, medium 3.5 53.5
Clay, silty, yellow gray 6.5 60
Sand, coarse to fine; contains, fine gravel and soft gray silt 6 66
Silt, soft, yellow gray; contains fine to medium sand 10 76
Sand, coarse to fine, and silt, soft, gray; contains caliche 4 80
Sand and gravel; coarse to fine 13 93
Silt, clayey, buff; contains fine sand, pink-buff clay, and caliche 17 110
Clay, silty, buff 7 117
Gravel and sand; coarse to fine; contains a little soft white silt 19 136
Silt, clayey, buff; contains fine sand and a little caliche 4 140
Silt, compact, buff and pink; contains fine to coarse sand and caliche 35 175
Gravel, medium to fine; contains soft buff silt and fine to coarse sand 14.5 189.5
Silt, gray; contains fine gravel, fine to coarse sand, and caliche 10.5 200
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, coarse; partly consolidated 20 220
Gravel, medium to fine, and sand, coarse; consolidated 3 223
Silt, soft, gray brown; contains fine to coarse sand 11 234
Sand, coarse to medium, and gravel, fine 5 239
Silt, soft, yellow gray to tan and buff; contains fine to medium sand and caliche 31 270
Clay, compact, blocky, brown and blue gray; contains caliche 10 280
Silt, clayey, buff to yellow gray and tan; contains very fine to medium sand and caliche 30 310
Clay, compact, laminated, light blue gray; contains soft tan silt and a little caliche 70 380
Silt, soft, buff and tan; contains fine sand 40 420
Sand, coarse to fine; contains yellow-buff silt, fine to medium gravel, and caliche 30 450
Silt, gray and buff; contains fine to medium sand and a little caliche 20.5 470.5
Gravel, fine, and sand, coarse to fine 6.5 477
Silt, soft to compact, light pink to buff; contains fine to coarse sand and a little caliche 15 492
Silt, clayey, red and buff; contains sand and caliche 5 497
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Redbeds
Siltstone, clayey, dark red 13 510

6. Sample log of test hole 6 at the NE cor. sec. 30, T. 33 S., R. 30 W., Meade County, drilled by the State Geological Survey, 1940. Surface altitude, 2,721 feet. (Samples studied by Perry McNally, John C. Frye, and Charles C. Williams.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Soil, sandy, brown 3 3
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt and fine sand, yellow brown 5 8
Sand, fine to medium, and silt; light gray; contains caliche 11.5 19.5
Clay, limy, light gray to white, and caliche 7.5 27
Sand, fine, and silt, limy; contains caliche 6 33
Silt, limy, and sand, fine 10 43
Sand, fine, consolidated, brown 6 49
Sand, fine, light brown to brown; contains caliche and silt 31 80
Silt, tan, calcareous, and sand, fine; contains tan blocky clay 13 93
Sand, medium, to gravel, coarse; brown 54.5 147.5
Sand, medium; contains silt and clay 7.5 155
Sand, fine to coarse, gray to brown 35 190
Sand, fine to medium, brown and gray, and silt, limy, gray 10 200
Silt, fine sandy, gray 9 209
Sand and gravel; contains fine sand 50 259
Sand, fine, yellow brown 2 261
Clay, sandy, light gray 7 268
Silt, blue gray, and clay, sandy 11 279
Sand, fine to medium, brown, and silt 3.5 282.5
Silt, clay, and fine sand, light gray to brown 16.5 299
Sand, fine to coarse, brown 3 302
Clay, silty, blue gray, and fine sand 4 306
Silt, fine sand, and caliche 3 309
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium 17 326
Clay, blue gray, and silt 2 328
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; contains silt and caliche 49 377
Clay, silty to fine sandy, blue gray to tan 4.5 381.5
Sand, tan 3.5 385
Clay, silty to fine sandy, blue gray and tan; contains sand 24 409
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; gray and brown 55 464
Clay, silty to fine sandy, blue gray to buff and brown; contains tan to buff silt 31 495
Sand, fine to coarse; contains silt and clay 14 509
Silt, buff, and sand, fine 19 528
Sand, fine, and silt, limy; contains caliche 22 550
Sand, poorly sorted, silt, and caliche 12 562
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 10 572
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Redbeds
Siltstone, maroon to brick red 8 580

7. Sample log of test hole 7 at the SE cor. sec. 15, T. 33 S., R. 31 W., drilled by the State Geological Survey, 1940. Surface altitude, 2,748 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper and Frank E. Byrne.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
QUATERNARY-Recent
Dune sand
Sand, fine, brown 14 14
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY--Pleistocene and Pliocene
Caliche and clay, light gray, silty, calcareous 6 20
Caliche white to light gray 4 24
Sand, fine, calcareous, brown, clay, silty, and caliche 12 36
Sand, fine, calcareous, brown 7 48
Sand, medium, to gravel, fairly coarse; brown, poorly sorted 7 50
Sand, fine, calcareous, brown and gray; contains caliche and gravel 9 59
Silt, sand, and gravel, medium; brown, poorly sorted 3.5 62.5
Sand, fine, gray, very calcareous 4.5 67
Sand and gravel; contains thin zones of caliche 4 71
Sand and gravel, poorly sorted; contains water--worn pebbles of caliche; interbedded with fine calcareous brown sand 9 80
Sand and gravel, poorly sorted, brown 10 90
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 20 110
Sand and gravel, poorly sorted; interbedded with fine calcareous sand and with thin mortar beds in basal part 39.5 149.5
Sand, medium and coarse, greenish brown, calcareous; contains fine sand and silt 2.5 152
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 25 177
Sand, fine, to gravel, coarse; brown, calcareous; contains hard beds of caliche 13 190
Clay, silty and fine sandy, greenish brown 10 200
Clay, fine sandy, calcareous, gray; contains sand, gravel, and brown silty clay; three thin mortar beds interbedded 20 220
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown; contains silty clay 50 270
Sand and gravel, brown; contains fine calcareous sand and silt 10 280
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 7 287
Clay, silty to fine sandy, light blue gray 3 290
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; brown 8.5 298.5
Clay, silty to fine sandy, light blue gray 8.5 307
Sand, medium, to gravel, medium; brown 55 362
Shale, silty, blue gray, and clay, silty to fine sandy; contains hard limestone at top 8 370
Sand, coarse, to gravel, medium; interbedded with blue-gray thin-bedded shale 60 430
Shale, silty, dull green gray 10 440
Shale, silty, dull green and gray; interbedded with limonite-stained sandstone 10 450
Shale, silty, dull green gray, and sandstone, concretionary, thin-bedded 30 480
Shale, green gray and blue gray, interbedded with sandstone, concretionary, rusty brown; contains some gravel 9 489
Shale, silty, blue gray, green gray, and yellow; contains chips of black carboniferous material 19 508

8. Sample log of test hole 8 in the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 sec. 18, T. 33 S., R. 31 W., drilled by the State Geological Survey, 1940. Surface altitude 2,752 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper and Frank E. Byrne.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Road fill 3 3
QUATERNARY-Recent
Dune sand
Sand, fine, dark brown 2 5
Sand, fine, brown, calcareous 2 7
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Caliche and clay, brown; contains fine sand 11 18
Silt and fine sand, light gray to greenish white, calcareous 9 27
Clay, silty, and sand, fine; purple brown 11 38
Caliche, tan 5 43
Sand, fine, pink brown, calcareous; contains pebbles of caliche near base 17 60
Caliche, coarse sand, and gravel; contains fine sandy clay near base 16.5 76.5
Sand and gravel, brown; contains thin "mortar beds" at 94 and 96 feet and thin bed of caliche at 130 feet 66.5 143
Sand, fine, brown, calcareous, and caliche, soft 4 147
Caliche 3 150
Sand, medium, to gravel, coarse; brown 20 170
Sand, fine to coarse, brown; contains fine sandy clay 10 180
Sand, medium, to gravel, medium; brown 33 213
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; calcareous, white 1 214
Sand, medium, to gravel, medium; brown 5.5 219.5
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; calcareous, white 1.5 221
Sand, fine, to gravel, fine; brown; contains thin zone of caliche near base 9 230
Sand, fine, to gravel, fine; calcareous, brown; contains blocky pink-brown silt 11 241
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 9 250
Sand, medium, to gravel, medium; brown 30 280
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; brown 10 290
Sand, fine, calcareous, brown; contains thin zone of caliche in upper part and scattered gravel and blocks of clay near base 30 320
Sand, calcareous, light gray to gray; contains fine gravel and caliche 30 350
Silt and sand, fine; calcareous, gray brown; contains thin zone of caliche near top 8 358
Mortar bed, coarse sand, and fine brown-gray gravel 3 361
Sand, calcareous, hard, yellow to yellow brown 1.5 362.5
Silt, pink red, and clay, varicolored; interbedded, fairly hard 7.5 370
Caliche, calcareous clay, and pinkish red silt; hard 4.5 374.5
Sand and gravel, loose; contains caliche and pink-red silty clay 15.5 390
Clay, silty, varicolored, and limestone, thin-bedded; contains gravel near base 30 420
Clay, mottled or varicolored, and limestone, thin-bedded; contains gravel and sand in basal part 40 460
Sand and gravel interbedded with gray and pink clay; contains hard "mortar beds," and reworked fragments of sandstone 20 480
Clay, silty, pink red and gray; contains thin bed of limestone near middle 30 510
Silt and sand, fine; calcareous, rusty brown; contains fine gravel 10 520
Shale, blue gray, and gravel 10 530
Sand, silty, rusty brown, in part consolidated 10 540

9. Sample log of test hole 9 at the NE cor. sec. 21, T. 33 s., R. 32 W., drilled by the State Geological Survey, 1942. Surface altitude, 2,681 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper and Frank E. Byrne.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
QUATERNARY-Recent
Dune sand
Sand, fine, and silt; gray brown 2 2
Sand, fine to coarse, grayish brown 5 7
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Silt and sand, coarse; calcareous, brownish gray; contains fine gravel 8 15
Sand, fine, to gravel, fine; light brownish gray 5 20
Clay, silt, and sand, coarse; tan; contains fragments of caliche 6 26
Sand, fine to coarse, and gravel, fine; slightly calcareous, light brownish gray 4 30
Sand, medium, to gravel, fine; tan gray 30 60
Sand, medium, to gravel, coarse; calcareous, light brownish gray 10 70
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; brownish gray 130 200
Sand, fine to coarse, brownish gray 22 222
Sand and gravel, brown gray, and compact gray and tan shale 32.5 254.5
Shale, compact, gray and tan, interbedded with fine-grained tan sandstone 11.5 266
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Redbeds
Sandstone, fine-grained, calcareous, gray red 4 270
Shale, silty and fine sandy, calcareous, red to reddish gray, contains gray sandstone 40 310

10. Sample log of test hole 10 in the NW 1/4 sec. 19, T. 33 S., R. 32 W., drilled by the State Geological Survey, 1942. Surface altitude, 2,659 feet. (Samples studied by James B. Cooper and Frank B. Byrne.) Thickness (feet) Depth (feet)
Soil, sandy, brown; contains coarse gravel from 6 to 10 inches below land surface 2 2
QUATERNARY AND TERTIARY-Pleistocene and Pliocene
Sand, coarse, and silt, lime-cemented, light brownish gray; contains coarse gravel 13 15
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; grayish brown 8.5 23.5
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; lime-cemented, light brown 6.5 30
Sand, fine, silt, and clay; calcareous, yellowish gray brown 2 32
Clay, silt, and sand, fine; calcareous, tan gray 4 36
Sand, fine to coarse, calcareous, tan gray 4 40
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; gray brown 100 140
Sand, fine, to gravel, medium; calcareous, light brownish gray; contains silt and clay 20 160
Silt and clay, calcareous, brownish gray 10 170
Silt and clay, calcareous, brownish gray; contains sand and medium gravel 10 180
Sand, silt, and clay; calcareous, light brownish gray 10 190
Sand, medium, to gravel, medium; gray brown 5 195
Sand and silt, lime-cemented, gray brown; contains clay and fine gravel 15 210
Clay, sandy, calcareous, gray brown; contains sand and gravel 30 240
Sand, fine to coarse, hard at top 10 250
Sand and shale, compact, brown 10 260
Clay, silty and fine sandy, pink, and sandstone, hard; contains brown shale 10 270
Clay, sandy; contains caliche 10 280
Sand, fine, to gravel, coarse; contains clay 30 310
Sand, fine, to gravel, coarse; contains clay in lower part 71 381
Clay, compact, soft, pink to light gray 6 387
PERMIAN-Guadalupian
Redbeds
Shale, light red; contains siltstone 33 420
Shale and siltstone, red; contains inclusions of fine-grained calcareous gray sandstone 10 430

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