Definition of Kimberlite

1. Noun. A rare type of peridotite that sometimes contains diamonds; found in South Africa and Siberia.

Generic synonyms: Peridotite



Definition of Kimberlite

1. Noun. (geology) A variety of peridotite containing a high proportion of carbon dioxide; often contains diamonds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kimberlite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kimberlite

kiltie
kilties
kilting
kiltings
kiltless
kiltlike
kiltmaker
kiltmakers
kiltmaking
kilts
kilty
kimarite
kimarite-gakari
kimbap
kimberline
kimberlite (current term)
kimberlite pipe
kimberlite pipes
kimberlites
kimbo
kimboed
kimboing
kimbos
kimchee
kimchees
kimchi
kimchis
kimedashi
kimetaoshi
kimmer

Literary usage of Kimberlite

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1. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"Near the surface, where the kimberlite pipes are exposed to weathering, the rock becomes partially decomposed, forming what is termed " yellow ground," to ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"He claims that "Lewis over and over again says that the diamond is as much a part of the kimberlite as its other component minerals. ..."

3. The High Lights of Arkansas History by Dallas Tabor Herndon, Arkansas History Commission (1922)
"There are four small areas of the peridotite and the kimberlite Diamond Company is also operating in the field. AN ARKANSAN APPOINTED AMBASSADOR TO THE ..."

4. The Mining Engineer (1908)
"The kimberlite in the veins differs from that in the pipes structurally, ... It may, therefore, be inferred that the vcin-kimberlite solidified under ..."

5. The Geophysical Expression of Selected Mineral Deposit Models edited by D. B. Hoover (1993)
"gravity high ring about the central low, and due to dense, deeper, kimberlite has not been observed. Guptasarma and others (1989) report both positive and ..."

6. Papers and Notes on the Genesis and Matrix of the Diamond by Henry Carvill Lewis (1897)
"The kimberlite breccia forms by far the greater portion of the rock, ... It is traversed by dykes of kimberlite proper, and contains streaks and patches of ..."

7. The Heart of the Matter: Sierra Leone, Diamonds & Human Security : Complete ...by Ian Smillie, Lansana Gberie, Ralph Hazleton by Ian Smillie, Lansana Gberie, Ralph Hazleton (2000)
"Primary deposits are those which occur in basic volcanic rock, known as kimberlite. Secondary deposits are those which occur in alluvial deposits of ..."

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