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Interesting Shale Rock Facts Roughly 70 of the Earths surface is covered by shale Shale rock can form in playas rivers basins and oceans It is common to find limestone and sandstone lying near shale Shale usually forms in sheets Roughly 55 of all sedimentary rock is shale

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  • Shale Rock Geology Composition Uses

    Shale Rock Geology Composition Uses

    Shale is the most common sedimentary rock accounting for about 70 percent of the rock in the Earths crust Shale is a finegrained rock made from compacted mud and clay The defining characteristic of shale is its fissility In other words shale readily breaks into thin layers

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  • Shale Rock  ScienceStruck

    Shale Rock ScienceStruck

    Shale Facts Shale is made up of mud which comprises clay minerals and traces of minerals like quartz and calcite The grains of these minerals are so fine that they can be only seen with the help of a microscope The varying ratio of the clay minerals to the other minerals determines the physical attributes of

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  • Shale Rock Formation Uses  Facts  Video  Lesson

    Shale Rock Formation Uses Facts Video Lesson

    Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that forms in muddy clay mineralfilled environments Like all sedimentary rock it forms from the weathering byproducts of other rocks usually those

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  • Shale

    Shale

    shale sedimentary rock formed by the consolidation of mud or clay having the property of splitting into thin layers parallel to its bedding planes Shale tends to be fissile ie it tends to split along planar surfaces between the layers of stratified rock Shales comprise an estimated 55 of all sedimentary rocks

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  • Shale  rock  Britannica

    Shale rock Britannica

    Shale any of a group of finegrained laminated sedimentary rocks consisting of silt and claysized particles Shale is the most abundant of the sedimentary rocks accounting for roughly 70 percent of this rock type in the crust of the Earth

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  • Shale Sedimentary Rock  Pictures Definition  More

    Shale Sedimentary Rock Pictures Definition More

    Shale is a finegrained sedimentary rock that forms from the compaction of silt and claysize mineral particles that we commonly call mud This composition places shale in a category of sedimentary rocks known as mudstones Shale is distinguished from other mudstones because it is fissile and laminated

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  • Shale  Wikipedia

    Shale Wikipedia

    Shale is a finegrained clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments siltsized particles of other minerals especially quartz and calcite Shale is characterized by breaks along thin laminae or parallel layering or bedding less than one centimeter in thickness called fissility

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  • Shale  rock  Britannica

    Shale rock Britannica

    Shale any of a group of finegrained laminated sedimentary rocks consisting of silt and claysized particles Shale is the most abundant of the sedimentary rocks accounting for roughly 70 percent of this rock type in the crust of the Earth

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  • Shale Types and Facts  Monuments  Compare Rocks

    Shale Types and Facts Monuments Compare Rocks

    Types of Shale In this section we will discuss about Shale types and facts Almost all rocks are divided into types The types of Shale include Red Shale Black Shale Green Shale Grey Shale and Yellow Shale Depending upon Shale Texture it is divided into types Here you will get to know about Shale types interesting facts features of

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  • Shale Rock Formation Uses  Facts Video with Lesson

    Shale Rock Formation Uses Facts Video with Lesson

    Shale is a type of sedimentary rock that forms in muddy clay mineralfilled environments Like all sedimentary rock it forms from the weathering byproducts of other rocks usually those

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  • Shale  Wikipedia

    Shale Wikipedia

    Shale is a finegrained clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments siltsized particles of other minerals especially quartz and calcite Shale is characterized by breaks along thin laminae or parallel layering or bedding less than one centimeter in thickness called fissility It is the most common sedimentary rock

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  • Sedimentary rock Facts for Kids  Kiddle

    Sedimentary rock Facts for Kids Kiddle

    Shales sandstones and conglomerates are all clastic rocks They are made from pieces of other rocks The pieces may have come from erosion by water ice or wind Coal is made from ancient plants oil and natural gas is also organic in origin Sedimentary rocks may be found anywhere on Earth

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  • 50 Facts About US Shale Development  Canary LLC

    50 Facts About US Shale Development Canary LLC

    May 22 2014 · The most abundant oil shale beds in the world lie in the Green River Formation along the border of Colorado Wyoming and Utah with estimates that about 800 billion barrels could be extracted – three times as much as Saudi Arabia’s proven reserves and enough to satisfy current US demand for more than a century

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  • Facts about Slate Rocks

    Facts about Slate Rocks

    Slate is a metamorphic rock formed by shalelike sedimentary rocks made of clay or volcanic ash According to slate is a finegrained and layered rock that has many uses in construction because of its durability and appearance

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  • Sedimentary Rock Facts  ScienceStruck

    Sedimentary Rock Facts ScienceStruck

    Apr 04 2018 · Shale is a type of rock often confused with siltstone The main difference between the two is that a shale easily breaks into fine layers fissile as compared to siltstones A shale forms a good source rock for hydrocarbons helping in the formation of kerogen organic chemical compounds and eventually petroleum

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  • Earth Science for Kids Rocks Rock Cycle and Formation

    Earth Science for Kids Rocks Rock Cycle and Formation

    For example shale a sedimentary rock can be changed or metamorphosed into a metamorphic rock such as slate or gneiss Other examples of metamorphic rocks include marble anthracite soapstone and schist Igneous Rocks Igneous rocks are formed by volcanoes When a volcano erupts it spews out hot molten rock called magma or lava

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  • Facts About Rocks  A Knowledge Archive

    Facts About Rocks A Knowledge Archive

    Sep 29 2012 · Some of the examples of sedimentary rocks are limestone shale coal sandstone chalk and layered Fact 3 If the molten rock cools and becomes hardened it leads to the formation of igneous rocks The lava from volcanoes and the magma in the Earth cools gradually and results in the formation of igneous rocks

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  • Shale  Minerals Education Coalition

    Shale Minerals Education Coalition

    Shale is a sedimentary rock composed of very fine clay particles Clay forms from the decomposition of the mineral feldspar Other minerals present in shale are quartz mica pyrite and organic matter

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  • Facts About Slate Rock  Sciencing

    Facts About Slate Rock Sciencing

    Apr 24 2017 · There are many different types of rocks minerals and stones out there Each falls into a particular category and is used for certain purposes One of the more popularly used rocks out there slate has created a number of mining industry devotees to it across the world

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  • Slate Metamorphic Rock  Pictures Definition  More

    Slate Metamorphic Rock Pictures Definition More

    Slate is a finegrained foliated metamorphic rock that is created by the alteration of shale or mudstone by lowgrade regional metamorphism The specimen shown above is

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  • Random Shale Rock Facts generator

    Random Shale Rock Facts generator

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  • The Rock Solid Facts about Shale Drilling  USA

    The Rock Solid Facts about Shale Drilling USA

    Rock solid fact Shale drilling is a proven technology that has been safely used for 60 years Every stage of production is heavily regulated to protect Pennsylvania’s water natural species and residents

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  • Shale Facts for Kids

    Shale Facts for Kids

    Shale is a finegrained sedimentary rock formed from mud The mud is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments silt sized particles of other minerals especially quartz and calcite The ratio of clay to other minerals is variable

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  • What are facts about shale  Answers

    What are facts about shale Answers

    It is found in a rock type called shale and is produced in the shale form the original bio mater included in the deposition of the shale If a unit of shale lithology is to be found on the

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  • Facts  National Oil Shale Association

    Facts National Oil Shale Association

    A ton of oil shale rock in the ground is about a cubic yard of material 3x3x3 foot cube Oil shale in the Western United States contains from a few to over 50 gallons of oil per ton of rock as measured by an assay technique called Modified Fischer Assay

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  • Fracking facts Ten things you need to know about shale

    Fracking facts Ten things you need to know about shale

    The shale rock must be cracked to free the gas so large quantities of water sand and a range of chemicals are pumped in under high pressure hydraulic fracturing or fracking Tens or hundreds as many wells are needed to produce as much gas as in a conventional gas field

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  • Slate Metamorphic Rock  Pictures Definition  More

    Slate Metamorphic Rock Pictures Definition More

    Slate is a finegrained foliated metamorphic rock that is created by the alteration of shale or mudstone by lowgrade regional metamorphism The specimen shown above is

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  • Metamorphic Rock Facts  Cool Kid Facts

    Metamorphic Rock Facts Cool Kid Facts

    Schist is a type of metamorphic rock that comes from slate which is another type of metamorphic rock Slate a metamorphic rock can form from shale clay or mudstone The Taj Mahal in India is made entirely of different types of marble a metamorphic rock

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  • Sedimentary Rock Facts  Cool Kid Facts

    Sedimentary Rock Facts Cool Kid Facts

    Sedimentary Rocks Sedimentary rocks are formed from broken down bits of other rocks or even from the remains of plants or animals The little pieces collect in lowlying areas by lakes oceans and deserts They are then compressed back into rock by the weight of the materials around them and on top of them

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