argillaceous


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argillaceous

[‚är·jə′lā·shəs]
(geology)
Of rocks or sediments made of or largely composed of clay-size particles or clay minerals.

argillaceous

Composed primarily of clay or shale; clayey.
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In the studied sections, the Volkhov Oil Collector bed is situated 12-15 m below the base of the Sakyna Formation which is a distinct lithostratigraphic boundary between reddish argillaceous limestone and overlying grey-coloured limestone.
9d) are abundant in argillaceous rock suggests that the oil shale should have been deposited in fresh brackish water and an anaerobic environment under propitious hydrodynamic conditions.
Typical flow rates range from 0.05 to 0.5 ml/day for argillaceous rock samples of 8-12 cm length and hydraulic heads of 2-8 MPa, corresponding to head gradients of 1.7 x [10.sup.3] - 10 x [10.sup.3] m/m.
(2) Based on the elementary theory of rock rheology, using the MTS815.02 hydraulic servo rock mechanics test system, the creep test of the argillaceous sandstone was carried out, and the related data of the creep process in soft rock were obtained.
The rock materials used in this study were argillaceous sandstones from the Shanxi Formation at Shanxi Province, China, created to [phi]50 x 100 mm standard specimens with the core drilled as per the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) standard (see Figure 6).
In 1911, Shell Bluff was described in the annual report of the Georgia Geologic Survey as a bluff of calcareous rock, which is sandy and argillaceous marl (Veatch and Stephenson 1911).
From a typological perspective, it can be classified into brown eumesobasic soils, brown illuvial argillaceous soils (partially pseudogleyic), as well as pseudorendsina on more argillaceous marl, all of them very suitable for the vine, except for those whose hydro-physical features are neither favourable for vine growing, nor artificially improved for this purpose.
Argillaceous rocks--the raw material for the production of autoclaved aerated concrete.
Aeolian sand, channel bank, and argillaceous arkose sandstone samples were washed and sieved to get the 0.080.20 mm size fraction to be compared with the suspended sediment.
Lithologically the allochthonous rocks are mostly composed of sandstone, siltstone, greensand, siliceous mudstone, argillaceous micritic limestone and rare coal measures along with dispersed organic matter.
The basal section of the Dashtak formation, which was formed throughout the lower, middle and upper parts of the Triassic period, is composed of argillaceous siltstone, shale and dolomite, with anhydrite interbeds.