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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...2861 475 drift. 315 shales, sandstone, some coal. 70 blue and black sandy shales. 35 blue and white (anhydrite) gypsum. 120 argillaceous limestones. 485 sandstone and shale. 750 shales. 50 black shales. 60 blue shales. 390 black shales. Ill limestone and shales. Good samples of the new wells for bromine of the Midland Chemical Co., at Mt. Pleasant, were saved. The elevation of the well is about 770 A. T., and the anhydrite is most abundant from 450 to 600 feet down, the record of the well being: gravel, glacial overwash. blue till. quicksand. blue till. porous bed with water, coarse gravel on top, fine sand below, red clay, ground moraine till with broken coal measures. Saginaw Coal Measures. 185 620 black shale with streaks of coal (410', 435', 460') sand stone, limestone, or carbonate of iron and fire clay, mostly less than five feel thick. 90 710 Pine white sandrook with mineral water. 80 790 gravelly sandrock with a strong flow of water, not so salt. 30 820 shale and red limestone. Parma and Maxville. 30 850 white limestone. 120 970 white sandstone with very salt water. 55 1025 white limestone fiercely effervescing. Lower Grand Rapids or Michigan Series, shale, sandstone, dolomite and shale, anhydrite and dolomite. "nearly pure (gypsum), dolomite, shale and anhydrite, sandstone, shale, sandstone, shale, sandstone, dark with heavy brine. To the south of Charlotte, in Eaton county, I recognize, in Vol. V, the Grand Rapids group, with some doubt. Only a few samples were saved, and those do not show any typical beds, though the Upper Grand Rapids or Maxville limestone crops out just south at Bellevue. It may be absent, for we are approaching the margin of the basin where there are variations due to irregular erosion. A deep well at...
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