What is the cleavage of a shale rock?


Rock cleavage refers to the ability by which a rock can be split along a parallel surface. The cleavage of a shale rock is its propensity to break along its crystal planes.
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Cobalt has. perfect. cleavage in all directions.
( ′räk ′klē·vij ) (petrology) The capacity of a rock to split along certain parallel surfaces more easily than along others.
Gypsum comes as clear crystals that display one perfect cleavage and a
Planar breaks in the rock on a common axis. For example, if you're looking at an outcrop that has several horizontal fractures throughout the rock, then those fractures represent
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