[ US /ˈʃeɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈe‍ɪl/ ]
  1. a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay
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How To Use shale In A Sentence

  • ( "NNE"), a portfolio company of Metalmark Capital focused on natural gas opportunities in the Marcellus Shale ( "Marcellus"), announced today that B.J. Carney, formerly Geoscience Coordinator, Marcellus Shale at Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK), has been named Vice President of Geoscience for NNE. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • The editorial begins with a recapitulation of the basic argument marshaled by the Bush administration regarding his past actions while on the board of directors of Harken Energy.
  • Pgrolysis mechanism of small - size oil shale was described and its technological flowsheet was introduced.
  • The first cycle initiated in the early Paleocene and represents a transition from Cretaceous marine turbidites and shales to subaerial fluvial sandstones and conglomerates.
  • The section consists of calcareous shale with intercalated sparse limestone beds, dolomitic shales, and some dolostone beds.
  • Shalene's been watching me ... and my dancing is actually watchable! Archive 2006-10-01
  • I was anxious as I drove Route 40 through the shaley, steep bit of country, where the hills are close like the bellows of an accordion. CHASING the WHITE DOG
  • •In New Jersey, native vegetation is mixed oak forest on well-drained upland sites over sandstone, shale, diabase, and basalt. Ecoregions of New Jersey (EPA)
  • The Sedimentary Subalpine Zone ecoregion is found southeast of Yellowstone National Park, in the overthrust belt, and in the northwest corner of the Bighorn Mountains in areas underlain by faulted and folded Mesozoic and Paleozoic sedimentary rocks (limestone, dolomite, shale, and sandstone). Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)
  • Certainly the Cambrian record is deeply biased in favour of shelly fossils, as revealed by the exceptionally preserved Burgess Shale and Chengjiang biotas, where the vast majority of taxa and individuals were non-biomineralizing.
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