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Meaning of "kimberlite" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KIMBERLITE

From Kimberley + -ite1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KIMBERLITE

kimberlite  [ˈkɪmbəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KIMBERLITE

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determiner
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Kimberlite is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KIMBERLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kimberlite

Kimberlite

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.

Definition of kimberlite in the English dictionary

The definition of kimberlite in the dictionary is an intrusive igneous rock generated at great depth in the earth's mantle and consisting largely of olivine and phlogopite. It often contains diamonds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KIMBERLITE


acolyte
ˈækəˌlaɪt
amphibolite
æmˈfɪbəˌlaɪt
anabolite
əˈnæbəˌlaɪt
analyte
ˈænəˌlaɪt
antimetabolite
ˌæntɪmɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
catabolite
kəˈtæbəˌlaɪt
chrysolite
ˈkrɪsəˌlaɪt
cristobalite
krɪsˈtəʊbəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
lepidolite
lɪˈpɪdəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
ophiolite
ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt
phlebolite
ˈflɛbəˌlaɪt
polyelectrolyte
ˌpɒlɪɪˈlɛktrəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KIMBERLITE

kiltie
Kilung
Kilvert
Kim Il Sung
Kim Il-sung
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Kimberley
Kimberleys
kimbo
kimchi
kimono
kimonoed
kin
kin selection
kina
Kinabalu
kinaesthesia
kinaesthesis

WORDS THAT END LIKE KIMBERLITE

aplite
argillite
cellulite
communications satellite
elite
flite
halite
hoplite
lite
localite
marlite
microlite
mullite
pearlite
perlite
polite
power elite
rubellite
scheelite
Stellite

Synonyms and antonyms of kimberlite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «kimberlite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KIMBERLITE

Find out the translation of kimberlite to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of kimberlite from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «kimberlite» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

金伯利岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kimberlita
570 millions of speakers

English

kimberlite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किंबरलाईट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكمبرلايت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кимберлитовых
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kimberlito
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kimberlite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

kimberlite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kimberlite
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kimberlit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キンバーライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

킴벌
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kimberlite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

kimberlite
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

kimberlite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

किम्बर्लाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kimberlit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

kimberlite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kimberlit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кімберлітових
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

kimberlite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κιμπερλίτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kimberliet
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kimber
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kimberlitt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kimberlite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KIMBERLITE»

The term «kimberlite» is regularly used and occupies the 85.162 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kimberlite

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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.
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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
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Kimberlite flame
A 'comtemporary African romantic ecothriller' set in post-apartheid South Africa.
Amma Kyerewaa, 2002
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Geology of the Iron Mountain kimberlite district and nearby ...
Geology - Wyoming - Iron Mountain.
W. Dan Hausel, Wyoming State Geological Survey, 2003
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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
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A Study of Peridotite Xenoliths from Voyageur Kimberlite, ...
The study showed that "depleted" garnets are completely absent.
Eliza Daniela Verigeanu, 2006
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Labrador ...
Dr. Alan G. Jones, Richard W. Carlson, Herman Grütter, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KIMBERLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kimberlite is used in the context of the following news items.
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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»
2
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»
3
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»
4
Botswana Malatswae Diamond Project: Pangolin Reports Positive …
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. (the "Company" or "Pangolin") is pleased to announce it has received positive kimberlite indicator mineral analyses ... «Azomining, Jul 15»
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The drama of discovery | Resource Clips
Eira feared the deal would close at a disadvantage to Aber despite lab recovery of micro diamonds from the property's A-21 kimberlite. «Resource Clips, Jul 15»
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Lucara gets $69 million from first diamond sale, amid tough market …
... in Botswana, has consistently delivered a stream of exceptional diamonds since mining in the central and south lobes of the kimberlite began ... «MINING.com, Jul 15»
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Barclays Trims Gem Diamonds Limited Target Price to GBX 170 …
It is engaged in mining and processing diamond bearing ore sourced from the Main and Satellite kimberlite pipes. The Ghaghoo diamond mine ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
8
Kennady finds macro diamond while logging Faraday 2 kimberlite core
Calling it an “exceptionally rare” occurrence, Kennady Diamonds TSXV:KDI geos discovered a macro diamond while logging drill core from the ... «Resource Clips, Jul 15»
9
Pangolin Receives Positive Kimberlite Indicator Analyses for …
Pangolin has recently submitted potential kimberlite indicator minerals from regional (1km x 1km) soil samples collected within Malatswae to ... «Junior Mining Network, Jul 15»
10
Exploration Geological Model and Exploration Target for BK16
Summary The drill core data from the BK16 kimberlite pipe ... are 5 key geological zones that represent kimberlite phases CB - Contact Breccia ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Kimberlite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/kimberlite>. Nov 2019 ».
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