What Does Chalcedony Mean?
Chalcedony, also known as Chert, is a sedimentary rock and is composed of microcrystalline quartz which means that the quartz crystals are so small that they can only be viewed with a microscope. Chalcedony occurs in nature in a variety of colors but is commonly found white, brown, red, orange, gray, black and white. Trenchless technology used for oil and gas drilling and pipeline installation often pass through different layers of rocks and sediments.
Depending on the type of soil and rock encountered, the right drill bit is used to prevent damage to downhole equipment.