Report of Explorations Across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah for a Direct Wagon-Route from Camp Floyd to Genoa; In Carson Valley, in 1859 Volume 296,

Report of Explorations Across the Great Basin of the Territory of Utah for a Direct Wagon-Route from Camp Floyd to Genoa; In Carson Valley, in 1859 Volume 296,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...the older formations are/generally very heavy, and consist of drift-sand, clay, gravel, and soil; at numerous points bowlders are scattered over the surface, partly of granite, but mostly of a very compact, light-reddish quartzose rock. Water is mostly obtained at a depth of from 40 to 70 feet, at least in the eastern portion of the district. The following sections of wells were obtained: 1. On the upland, 17 miles from Leavenworth: 2 feet of dark clayey soil, highly productive. 12 feet sand and clay, mixed. 5+6 feet joint-clay, a shaly clay with numerous fissures, which allow the slow percolation of water. 32 feet yellow and brown drift-sand, mostly of fine grain, with little clay. Stiff clay or shale, impermeable to water, on reaching which water was obtained;-total depth, 52 feet. 2. On the upland, 33 miles from Leavenworth, near Lancaster: 3 to 4 feet soil, argillaceous, and slightly arenaceous, highly productive. ' ' 36 feet drift-sand of yellowish color, free of clay. Below this water was reached, in a fine sand, before having penetrated the substratum of clay; total depth, 40 feet. 3. Half a mile from the latter locality, in the same ridge: 6 feet soil. 12 feet drift-sand. 25 feet joint-clay. _ 3 feet gravel, in which water was reached; total depth, 46 feet. 4. On the ridge, 38 miles from Leavenworth: 4 feet soil, dark areno-argillaceous, highly productive. 20 feet yellowish tough clay. 30 feet bluish joint-clay. 6 feet white and yellow quartz sand, in which a large supply of water was obtained; total depth, 66 feet. 5. Near Oak Point, on the upland, about 56 miles from Leavenworth: 4 feet soil like the above. 20 feet yellowish joint-clay. 10 feet sand, mixed with some clay. 6 feet gravel, sand, and clay, which seem to overlie the...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236748735
  • 9781236748737