What is Shale? In this section, we will learn more about properties of Shale i.e. physical and thermal properties. Physical properties of Shale include Color, Streak, Hardness, Structure, Cleavage, Fracture, Luster, Specific Gravity etc. The strength of Shale is 95.00 N/mm2. Streak of Shale is white while its cleavage is slaty. Luster of Shale is dull and its fracture is not available. Shale is opaque in nature. Know all about Shale, What is Shale, its composition, features, facts and reserves in next sections.
What is Shale composed of? Get to know about composition of Shale here. Shale definition gives information about the Formation of Shale and its composition.The composition of Shale can be further divided into mineral and compound content. The mineral content of Shale rock includes Albite, Biotite, Calcite, Chert, Chlorite, Dolomite, Hematite, Micas, Muscovite or Illite, Pyrite, Quartz, Silica, Sulfides and The compound content of Shale rock includes Ca, Fe, Mg, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium. Almost all rocks undergo transformation process. Know all about Shale rock in next section.
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