OIL SAND IS HIT t BY DRILL AT WELL PACKING MAKES CLAY PUDDLING FORCED BEFORE GOING ON Oil sand was struck at the James oil well Sunday. Whether or not any petroleum lies in or beneath it in any quantity is not known, due to water blocking any attempt to get out the earth and sand dry. The sand is causing bother also, as it is very loose and packs under the drill. It will have to be puddled with clay In order to be able to continue making headway with the drill. Oil sand is a white sand that is usually a good indicator of oil. Mixed with water and packed under the drill, as it is at the James well, it is not possible to derive any conclusions from it as yet.