Masters Theses


"The oil and gas production in Jackson County, though rather small, is nevertheless of considerable economic importance. A portion of the county has been rather thoroughly developed but the remainder has had little prospecting. In order to aid further development in the region the Missouri Geological Survey engaged in the mapping of all the known wells in the county as a basis for preparing a structural contour map of the area. In addition, a member of the Survey staff is stationed permanently in Kansas City to give assistance to the operators in the region and to collect the logs of all wells drilled. The following report is presented as a means of placing before these operators all the information available in the county and to indicate possibilities for further development.

In working out the subsurface structure shown on the accompanying maps (Plates I and II) logs of some 1500 wells were used. A few of these are included in detail in the appendix of this report together with a tabulation showing the data for each well used. Each one is tabulated as to: (1) map number of well, (2) company or owner, (3) farm, (4) location, (5) surface elevation, (6) total depth, (7) depth to top of Bethany Falls limestone, (8) elevation top of Bethany Falls limestone, (9) depth to base of Lexington coal "Cap Rock", (10) elevation base of Lexington coal “Cap Rock", and (11) type of well. The logs of all the wells are on file in the offices of the Missouri Geological Survey and Water Resources, at Rolla, Missouri. Supplementing the maps are geologic structure sections along the lines A-A, B-B, and C-C as shown on Plates I and ll. These show in detail the rather sharp arching under the more pronounced structural features and the rather gentle attitude of the beds in the broader anticlinal and synclinal areas"--Introduction, page 1.


Muilenburg, G. A.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology


Eight folded plates, included in back pocket, are included here as supplemental materials.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date



x, 252 pages, 8 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-141).

Geographic Coverage

Jackson County, Missouri

Time Period



© 1938 Joseph Robinson Clair, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type




Subject Headings

Petroleum -- Missouri -- Jackson County
Natural gas -- Missouri -- Jackson County
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Pennsylvanian
Geology, Structural -- Missouri

Thesis Number

T 669

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Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_I.tif (99357 kB)
Structure Map of Jackson County, Datum Top Bethany Falls Limestone

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_II.tif (93280 kB)
Structure Map of Jackson County, Datum Base Lexington Coal "Cap Rock”

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_III.tif (102751 kB)
Structure Map of Blue Ridge Gas Field, Datum Top Bethany Falls Limestone

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_IV.tif (38334 kB)
Structure Map of Blue Ridge Gas Field, Datum Base Lexington Coal "Cap Rock"

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_V.tif (39214 kB)
Structure Map of Blue Ridge Gas Field, Datum Top of Burbank Shoe-String Sand

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_VI.tif (98441 kB)
Geologic Structure Section A-A

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_VII.tif (111781 kB)
Geologic Structure Section B-B

Clair_Joseph_1938_Plate_VIII.tif (112259 kB)
Geologic Structure Section C-C

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Geology Commons


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