Page 3–The GeoRecord Vol 1.1
New Maps Show Producing Horizons
in Oil and Gas Fields
At a map scale of 1:250,000 (one inch equals four miles), the state is
divided in 12 nearly equal quadrangles. This is the same scale as the
Oil and Gas Fields in Kansas (M–34 Series) maps that have been available
at the Survey for several years. The M–34 Series maps show the field
names and the type of production (oil, gas, and oil/gas) using three colors.
Producing Horizons of Oil and Gas Fields in Kansas (M–35 Series)
may be purchased from the KGS for $15.00 for each quadrangle plus tax
Riley County Geologic Map
In addition to providing basic information about the geology of the county,
the map shows the location of a dozen kimberlites, pipes of igneous rock
that pushed to the surface in western Riley County during the Cretaceous
Period, approximately 100 million years ago. Igneous rocks at the surface
are rare in Kansas.
The Riley County map was compiled by Brian Smith and Allen Archer of
the Kansas State University geology department. Archer and KGS Director
Lee Gerhard presented copies of the new map to the Riley County commissioners
at a meeting in Manhattan on January 26.
The map is drawn at a scale of 1:50,000 (one inch equals about 0.8 of a mile). Copies of the new map are available for $15.00 plus tax and shipping from the KGS. Contact Publications Sales at the KGS.
Dakota Aquifer Well-Spacing Requirements
A User’s Guide to Well-spacing Requirements for the Dakota Aquifer in Kansas was published in April by the Kansas Geological Survey. This four-page circular summarizes well-spacing requirements and may be useful to anyone interested in the Dakota aquifer and how it is affected by pumping. The first in a series of circulars produced by the KGS Geology Extension program, A User’s Guide to Well-spacing Requirements for the Dakota Aquifer in Kansas can be obtained by contacting the KGS.
Segment of Producing Horizons of Oil and Gas Fields in Kansas.
Randy Rose, earth science teacher
at Blue Valley North High School in Overland Park, has received the 1994–95
Excellence in Kansas Earth Science Education Award from the Kansas Geological
Foundation and the Kansas Earth Science Teachers Association. This award
of $1000, funded by the Kansas Geological Foundation, is given to an outstanding
earth science teacher in grades K–12. Other finalists for the award
were Jim Clark (Wichita North High School) and Tony Blackwell (Fredonia
Middle School), who received gift certificates from the Kansas Geological
Rose is the second recipient of the Excellence in Kansas Earth Science Education Award. The 1993–94 winner was Jack Walker, Goodland High School earth science teacher, who was recently named the Outstanding Geology Teacher in the Midcontinent Region by the National Association of Geology Teachers.
|Earth Science Teachers Recognized|
Online February 10, 2003
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