open rock

open rock

[′ō·pən ¦räk]
(geology)
Any stratum sufficiently open or porous to contain a significant amount of water or to convey water along its bed.
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The construction involves stone roads, gravel paths, guards, lighting, and a level of wood and steel on the beach over the open rock.
Shore sport has been quite good from the open rock marks between Amble and St Abbs, with bags of up to 15lb with codling and pollock to over 5lb.
Very few anglers have been fishing the open rock marks,
Fracking is the common term for hydraulic fracturing, the technique of injecting sand, water and chemicals underground to crack open rock formations holding natural gas and oil.
ISLAMABAD -- NUST University earned victories in the Male open competitions of the Open Rock Climbing Competition organized by The Adventure Club Pakistan at two different venues to mark the International Mountain Day.
No band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to the avant-garde - to experimental theatre, art, literature and film, to William Burroughs and Kurt Weill, to John Cage and Andy Warhol, Reed's long-time inspiration.
No band did more than the Velvet Underground to open rock music to experimental theatre, art, literature and film.
The exploration for shale energy in France is banned because of concerns about pollution from water and chemicals used to crack open rock and other effects on the environment.
The technique uses huge amounts of pressurized water mixed with chemicals to crack open rock and release oil and natural gas, making the exploitation of vast shale hydrocarbon reserves economically viable.
Shale gas is produced by injecting wells with highly pressurised water and chemicals (fracking) to crack open rock to release the fuel.
Hydraulic fracturing involves the injection of a mixture of water, sand and assorted chemicals - often including diesel fuel, benzene, methanol and formaldehyde - at high pressure into underground wells, cracking open rock formations and releasing the gas they contain.
It is looking at better ways of monitoring and regulating sand production in deep waters, and improving "fraccing" technology--pumping fluid into well bores to increase downhole pressure and break open rock formations.