Water Supply: the Present Practice of Sinking and Boring Wells With Geological Considerations and Examples of Wells Executed
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Water Supply: the Present Practice of Sinking and Boring Wells With Geological Considerations and Examples of Wells Executed

By Ernest Spon
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  • SINKING AND BORING WELLS.
    • CONTENTS.
    • PREFACE.
    • CHAPTER I. GEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS.
      • Extent of Superficial Area.
      • Mineral Character of the Formation.
      • Position and General Conditions of the Outcrop.
      • Height of Water-bearing Strata above Surface of Country.
      • Rainfall in the District where the Water-bearing Strata Crop out.
      • Disturbances of the Strata.
    • Extent of Superficial Area.
    • Mineral Character of the Formation.
    • Position and General Conditions of the Outcrop.
    • Height of Water-bearing Strata above Surface of Country.
    • Rainfall in the District where the Water-bearing Strata Crop out.
    • Disturbances of the Strata.
    • CHAPTER II. THE NEW RED SANDSTONE.
    • CHAPTER III. WELL SINKING.
    • CHAPTER IV. WELL BORING.
    • CHAPTER V. AMERICAN TUBE WELL.
    • CHAPTER VI. WELL BORING AT GREAT DEPTHS.
      • Kind-Chaudron System.
      • Dru’s System.
      • Mather and Platt’s System.
    • Kind-Chaudron System.
    • Dru’s System.
    • Mather and Platt’s System.
    • CHAPTER VII. EXAMPLES OF WELLS EXECUTED, AND OF DISTRICTS SUPPLIED BY WELLS.
      • Permian Strata.
      • Trias Strata.
      • Oolitic Strata.
      • Cretaceous Strata.
    • Permian Strata.
    • Trias Strata.
    • Oolitic Strata.
    • Cretaceous Strata.
    • CHAPTER VIII. TABLES AND MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION.
      • Storing Well-water.
      • Hints on Superintending Well-work.
      • Rate of Progress of Boring. (André.)
      • Cost of Boring.
      • Tempering Boring Chisels.
      • Gases in Wells.
    • Storing Well-water.
    • Hints on Superintending Well-work.
    • Rate of Progress of Boring. (André.)
    • Cost of Boring.
    • Tempering Boring Chisels.
    • Gases in Wells.
    • INDEX.
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