Location and depth of sand and clay intervals in Jackson County, Mississippi

Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4051
Prepared in cooperation with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors
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Driller's logs and geophysical logs from various sources were used to compile information on the location and depth of water-bearing sands and intervening clays in Jackson County, southeastern Mississippi. Each log was checked for accuracy of location and for adequate description of subsurface materials. Generally, data for sand intervals greater than about 20 feet in thickness and less than 2,000 feet below land surface were compiled. Data from more than 1,600 logs were compiled. Well logs generally showed two or three sand intervals, but as many as seven were reported. Compiled sand intervals averaged about 48 feet in thickness, and well depths averaged about 417 feet below land surface. Data determined from each log were entered into a geographic information system (GIS) data base. A graphical representation of each well log is presented.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Location and depth of sand and clay intervals in Jackson County, Mississippi
Series title Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number 96-4051
DOI 10.3133/wri964051
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description Report: iv, 120 p.; 4 Plates: 23.00 x 27.20 inches
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Jackson County
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