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Dakota (Cretaceous) Core from Cheyenne County

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Description of a Dakota (Cretaceous) Core from Cheyenne County, Kansas

by D. F. Merriam, W. R. Atkinson, Paul C. Franks, Norman Plummer, and F. W. Preston

Cover of the book; black text on gray paper.

Originally published in 1959 as Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin 134, Part 1. This is, in general, the original text as published. The information has not been updated. An Acrobat PDF version (15 MB) is also available.


A Dakota (Cretaceous) core from the Guy F. Atkinson No. 1 Beaumeister well in sec. 31, T. 2 S., R. 39 W., Cheyenne County, Kansas, is described in detail. The 487-foot cored section extends from the lower part of the Graneros Shale almost completely through the Dakota Group into the Cheyenne Sandstone. Lithologic descriptions are presented, as well as data on fossils, porosity and permeability, clay mineralogy, and other pertinent information.

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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web July 27, 2017; originally published April 15, 1959.
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