Definition of Shale. Meaning of Shale. Synonyms of Shale

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Definition of Shale

Shale
Shale Shale, n. [AS. scealy, scalu. See Scalme, and cf. Shell.] 1. A shell or husk; a cod or pod. ``The green shales of a bean.' --Chapman. 2. [G. shale.] (Geol.) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure. Bituminous shale. See under Bituminous.
Shale
Shale Shale, v. t. To take off the shell or coat of; to shell. Life, in its upper grades, was bursting its shell, or was shaling off its husk. --I. Taylor.

Meaning of Shale from wikipedia

- Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock formed from mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals (hydrous aluminium phyllosilicates, e.g. kaolin...
- Oil shale is an organic-rich fine-grained sedimentary rock containing kerogen (a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds) from which liquid hydrocarbons...
- Shale gas is an unconventional natural gas that is found trapped within shale formations. Since the 1990s a combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic...
- Shale oil is an unconventional oil produced from oil shale rock fragments by pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution. These processes convert...
- The Burgess Shale is a fossil-bearing deposit exposed in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia, Canada. It is famous for the exceptional preservation...
- Shale oil extraction is an industrial process for unconventional oil production. This process converts kerogen in oil shale into shale oil by pyrolysis...
- Kerry Shale (born 4 June 1952) is a Canadian actor, narrator and writer, based in London, England. His BBC Radio 4 comedy-drama The Kubrick Test was broadcast...
- Oil shale reserves refers to oil shale resources that are economically recoverable under current economic conditions and technological abilities. Oil shale...
- Christopher Michael Henry Shale (23 August 1954 – 25 June 2011) was a British businessman and Conservative politician. He was chairman of the West Oxfordshire...
- Shale gas in the United States is an available source of unconventional natural gas. Led by new applications of hydraulic fracturing technology and horizontal...