Bituminous 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. [1913 Webster]

2. [G. shale.] (Geol.) A fine-grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable, structure. [1913 Webster]

{Bituminous shale}. See under {Bituminous}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bituminous shale — Bituminous Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bituminous shale — is an argillaceous shale impregnated with bitumen, often accompanying coal. See also *Oil shale *Coal oil *Mineral wax *Bituminous rocks …   Wikipedia

  • bituminous shale — degusis skalūnas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Molinga titnaginė uoliena, turinti iki 80% organinių medžiagų. atitikmenys: angl. asphalt bearing shale; bituminous shale; combustible shale; pyroschist rus. битуминозный сланец; битумный… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Bituminous — Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal}, a kind of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bituminous coal — Bituminous Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bituminous limestone — Bituminous Bi*tu mi*nous, a. [L. bituminosus: cf. F. bitumineux.] Having the qualities of bitumen; compounded with bitumen; containing bitumen. [1913 Webster] Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Bituminous coal} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shale oil extraction — Shell s experimental in situ shale oil facility, Piceance Basin, Colorado, United States Process type Chemical Industrial sector(s) Chemical industry, oil indus …   Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. [G. shale.] (Geol.) A fine grained sedimentary rock of a thin, laminated, and often friable,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shale — (also called mudstone) is a fine grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clay minerals or muds. It is characterized by thin laminae [cite encyclopedia title = shale encyclopedia = Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology… …   Wikipedia

  • shale oil — n. a dark mineral oil produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous shale …   English World dictionary

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