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WHAT DOES KIMBERLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Kimberlite is an igneous rock best known for sometimes containing diamonds. It is named after the town of Kimberley in South Africa, where the discovery of an 83.5-carat diamond in 1871 spawned a diamond rush, eventually creating the Big Hole. Kimberlite occurs in the Earth's crust in vertical structures known as kimberlite pipes as well as igneous dykes and sills. Kimberlite pipes are the most important source of mined diamonds today. The consensus on kimberlites is that they are formed deep within the mantle. Formation occurs at depths between 150 and 450 kilometres, potentially from anomalously enriched exotic mantle compositions, and are erupted rapidly and violently, often with considerable carbon dioxide and other volatile components. It is this depth of melting and generation which makes kimberlites prone to hosting diamond xenocrysts. Kimberlite has attracted more attention than its relative volume might suggest that it deserves. This is largely because it serves as a carrier of diamonds and garnet peridotite mantle xenoliths to the Earth's surface.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KIMBERLITE» OVER TIME
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KIMBERLITE»
Discover the use of kimberlite in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to kimberlite and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
8th International Kimberlite Conference: The C. Roger ...
Volume 1 of this special issue of Lithos, dedicated to Roger Clement, presents papers describing the geology and emplacement of several of the recently discovered kimberlites in northern Canada in which diamond mines are now operating.
R. H. Mitchell, 2004
A 'comtemporary African romantic ecothriller' set in post-apartheid South Africa.
Amma Kyerewaa, 2002
Geology of the Iron Mountain kimberlite district and nearby ...
Geology - Wyoming - Iron Mountain.
W. Dan Hausel, Wyoming State Geological Survey, 2003
Drift Exploration in Glaciated Terrain
material. With increasing depth, kimberlite diatremes grade into root zones (Fig. 2
), consisting of kimberlite dykes, blows, and sills. Several distinct intrusive phases
of hypabyssal kimberlite can occur in the root zone of a kimberlite pipe. Pipes ...
Margaret Beth McClenaghan, 2001
A Study of Peridotite Xenoliths from Voyageur Kimberlite, ...
The study showed that "depleted" garnets are completely absent.
Eliza Daniela Verigeanu, 2006
Rock Support in Mining and Underground Construction
T.A.Wilkes Koffiefontein Mine, RSA ABSTRACT :The sub-level open sloping
mining method has been utilised at Koffiefontein Mine to excavate kimberlite ore
from the underground workings since 1987, prior to which conventional open pit
P.K. Kaiser, D. McCreath, 1992
Kimberlites, Diatremes, and Diamonds: Their Geology, ...
Discrete nodule assemblages in kimberlites from northern Colorado and
southern Wyoming : evidence for a diapiric origin of kimberlite, Extended
Abstracts, Second International Kimberlite Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico,
1977. Emeleus ...
Francis R. Boyd, Henry O. A. Meyer, 1979
Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research (Online) no. ...
other types of kimberlite located in different geological settings. Here, we present
downhole seismic data from the Victor kimberlite and migration results showing
that the approach has the potential to define the geometry of the kimberlite at ...
G. Bellefleur, Geological Survey of Canada, 2005
The Kimberlite Conspiracy
A suspense filled adventure packed novel that explores the constant battle between UNICOM, the Mafia, drug cartels and terrorists.
Thomas L. Wright, 2002
A Tale of Two Cratons: The Slave-Kaapvaal Workshop
Ontario, Canada K1A OE8 Abstract Based on a compilation of more than 100
kimberlite age determinations, four broad kimberlite emplacement patterns can
be recognized in North America: ( 1 ) a northeast Eocambrian/Cambrian
Dr. Alan G. Jones, Richard W. Carlson, Herman Grütter, 2004
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KIMBERLITE»
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The most luxurious train in the world - Stuff
"As no owner came forward, the dog was named Kimberlite and kept by its police rescuer." Elsewhere on the site, visitors can go underground ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
Paragon enters into a legal agreement to buy Mothae Kimberlite
Paragon Diamonds, in addition to the current acquisition, has a project in Lesotho, the Lemphane Kimberlite Pipe Project, located close to the Letšeng mine. «Diamond World Magazine, Jul 15»
Kennady finds macro diamond during core logging at Faraday 2 …
The diamond, which the company says is still partially embedded in kimberlite, was identified during logging of core recovered from Faraday 2 ... «Energy Business Review, Jul 15»