Attention was called to the Rice-Reno County district of central Kansas by the completion of a 140-barrel well on the Welch farm in the southeast corner of the SW. ½ of the NW. ½ of Sec. 35, T. 20 S., R. 6 W., in March, 1924. The oil occurs in a white to gray chert, encountered at a depth of 3,370-3,400 feet in the discovery well. Cuttings recovered from this zone are very similar in color and general appearance to “chat” samples so characteristic of the upper surface of the Mississippian in Kansas.

By common consensus of opinion, geological workers...

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