Kimberlite



[kim-ber-lahyt] /ˈkɪm bərˌlaɪt/

noun
1.
Petrology. a variety of micaceous peridotite, low in silica content and high in magnesium content, in which diamonds are formed.
/ˈkɪmbəˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
an intrusive igneous rock generated at great depth in the earth’s mantle and consisting largely of olivine and phlogopite. It often contains diamonds
kimberlite
(kĭm’bər-līt’)
A type of peridotite consisting of a fine-grained matrix of calcite and olivine and containing phenocrysts of olivine, garnet, and sometimes diamonds. Kimberlites are found in long, vertical volcanic pipes, especially in South Africa.

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