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Shale Rock

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Definition of Shale. Shale Definition </> More »
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Definition of Shale. Definition
Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock which is formed by the compaction of silt and clay-size mineral particles
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Shale. Shale Texture </> More »
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The colors in which Shale is available. Shale Color
Black, Brown, Buff, Green, Grey, Red, Yellow
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Visual Appearance of Shale. Appearance
Muddy
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Uses of Shale in architecture and construction industry. Shale Uses </> More »
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Architectural uses of Shale. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Shale which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Industrial uses of Shale. Industry
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Uses of Shale in construction industry. Construction Industry
Cement Manufacture, Construction Aggregate, for Road Aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar
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Types of Shale. Shale Types </> More »
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Types of Shale. Types
Red Shale, Black Shale, Green Shale, Grey Shale and Yellow Shale
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Shale. Formation of Shale </> More »
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Shale. Composition
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Mineral content of Shale. Mineral Content
Albite, Biotite, Calcite, Chert, Chlorite, Dolomite, Hematite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Pyrite, Quartz, Silica, Sulfides
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Compound content of Shale. Compound Content
Ca, Fe, Mg, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium
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Thermal and physical properties of Shale. Properties of Shale </> More »
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Shale. Physical Properties of Shale
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
3
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Cracking or breaking of Shale. Fracture
Not Available
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Color of Shale when powdered. Streak
White
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Shale
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.39 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Shale against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
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Reserves of Shale. Shale Reserves </> More »
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Deposits of Shale in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Shale Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Shale in Asian continent. Asia
Bangladesh, China, India, Russia
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Deposits of Shale in African continent. Africa
Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, South Africa, Tanzania
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Deposits of Shale in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Shale Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Shale in Australian continent. Australia
New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia

Information about Shale

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Shale Uses. We have provided you with all information about Shale rock here. Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock which is formed by the compaction of silt and clay-size mineral particles. Shale is available in black, brown, buff, green, grey, red, yellow colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Shale is white. Get to know more about Shale rock and characteristics of Shale rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Shale

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Shale are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Shale is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Shale plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Shale is 3 on Moh’s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Shale rock is not available. Its specific heat capacity is 0.39 kJ/Kg K. Shale is heat resistant, impact resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Cement manufacture, Construction aggregate, For road aggregate, Making natural cement, Raw material for the manufacture of mortar.

Know more about Shale rock in the next section.

More About Shale

Shale is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Shale rock is available in black, brown, buff, green, grey, red, yellow colors. It is Muddy in appearance. The Shale mineral content includes Albite, Biotite, Calcite, Chert, Chlorite, Dolomite, Hematite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Pyrite, Quartz, Silica, Sulfides. Its compound content includes Ca, Fe, Mg, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium. Let’s move on to the types of Shale. The types of Shale include Red Shale, Black Shale, Green Shale, Grey Shale and Yellow Shale. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Shale belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.