basement rock

basement rock

[′bās·mənt ‚räk]
(building construction)
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Saltlick has made a considerable amount of noise for a twangy basement rock band that's just getting off the ground and has remarkably modest ambitions.
Profiles for the region between Canada's Great Bear Lake and the Beaufort Sea show that huge faults and folds run through the basement rock.
Mineralization was encountered at or near the sub-Athabasca unconformity and continues to suggest that there is potential for a significant discovery to occur at the unconformity or within the basement rock along the trend.
Cameco mines the Cigar Lake ore-body using a jet-boring mining method operated from tunnels in the basement rock below the orebody.
However, when the crew on Leg 120 of the Ocean Drilling Program bored into the basement rock of the submerged plateau, they found no evidence of continental material, says staff scientist Amanda Palmer of Texas A&M University in College Station.
Mineralization was encountered at or near the sub-Athabasca unconformity and continues to suggest that there is potential for a material discovery to occur at the unconformity or within the basement rock along the trend.
A jet-boring mining method is operated from tunnels in the basement rock below the orebody, using high-pressure water jets to mine-out cavities in the ore.
Department of Energy has selected a Battelle Memorial Institute-led team to drill a test borehole of over 16,000 feet into a crystalline basement rock formation near Rugby, North Dakota.
A jet boring mining method will be operated from tunnels in the basement rock below the orebody, using high-pressure water jets to mine-out cavities in the ore.
They cored 500 meters of the basement rock and recovered more than 87 percent of the rock, one of the highest rates ever achieved in hard-rock drilling, says Richard P.
The objective of the well was to prove oil in thin sandstone layers in Upper Jurassic / Lower Cretaceous reservoir rocks, and in the underlying jointed, porous granitic basement rock.