The Trenton Limestone, statistics on Hemingray's Covington well

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Eighth Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey

Washington, DC, United States
p. 590,621, col. 1


CHAPTER V.

 

PRACTICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAS AND OIL FIELDS.

 

The application of the facts and principles that have been stated in the preceding section remains to be made in a condensed account of the leading geographical divisions of the new gas and oil territory. Before entering on this discussion two or three topics that have a common bearing on all the fields will be briefly discussed.

The composition of the so-called Blue-lick water of the wells that go down into and below the Trenton, limestone series in southern Ohio and Indiana is probably various, There is but a single analysis at hand. The water of the Hemingray well, Newport, Ky., as analyzed in the Ohio Geological Survey by Professor Lord, has the following composition:

Parts in 1,000 :

Chloride of sodium ......................................10.530

Chloride of magnesium ................................0.929

Sulphate of lime ...........................................1.818

Silica ...........................................................0.007

Iron and alumina .........................................Trace.

Sulphureted hydrogen present but undetermined.

Total ..........................................................13.284


Geol. Survey Ohio, vol. 6, 1888.

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Keywords:Hemingray
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:October 7, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;