What is shale used for?
Shale is used as filler in paint, plastic, roofing cement; as raw material for bricks; as landscaping and driveway material, and in some cases as a source of oil.
Shale in general is the most abundant of stratified rocks. One of the most popular forms of shale used for building roads is called Marcellus Shale. When this clay shale is nearly pure it is known as argillaceous. When it contains a lot of sand it is arenaceous. You will find that shale varies in color, reddish, very black, or grey. Shale is used mainly for top dressing on roads. To have a good road…
It can be. It is found in a rock type called shale and is produced in the shale form the original bio mater included in the deposition of the shale. If a unit of shale lithology is to be found on the continental shelf strata then it is likely that that shale will contain shale gas and it will be under the sea.