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  • noun Plural form of kimberlite.


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  • Magmas known as kimberlites have the deepest origins of all magmas on Earth.

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  • Magmas known as kimberlites have the deepest origins of all magmas on Earth.

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  • Diamonds are formed under high pressure at least 150km within the earth's mantle, and are brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions in rocks called kimberlites, named after

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  • Eventually, volcanic rocks known as kimberlites are propelled to the surface during rapid eruptions, bringing the gems up to the surface. News Feed

  • X-ray diffraction, and quantitative electron microprobe analysis of diamond indicator minerals, 'kimberlites', ore minerals and process metallurgical products (ores, concentrates, leach residues, etc.).

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  • Most are found in kimberlites, which are pipe-like formations created as a result of volcanic and tectonic activity.


  • As diamonds in the Ekati kimberlites are only present at 1/5 of a gram per tonne, the geologist used more prolific diamond indicator minerals, like G-10 garnets and chrome minerals to point the way to diamondiferous pipes.

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  • "The country has more than a thousand kimberlites," or rocks which could contain diamonds, he said.

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  • "Much of the area covered by the Orapa and Jwaneng prospecting licences has never been fully explored using modern geophysical exploration techniques, and is considered to be highly prospective for the discovery of new diamondiferous kimberlites," the companies said.

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  • In terms of the agreements, De Beers will finance and carry out all exploration and evaluation work on kimberlites discovered in the project area.

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