Identifying Kimberlite

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- Given that less than 1 of kimberlites will yield an economi.y-viable diamond deposit, finding a viable diamond mine is a daunting task. Finding the proverbial needle in a haystack is probably much simpler! Geologists do have a few tools at their disposal to locate and identify kimberlite pipes.. - Economic deposits occur in kimberlites from Proterozoic to Tertiary in age. How to identify kimberlites: Kimberlites commonly have highanium, chromium, nickel and magnesium values in overlying residual soils. Mineral chemistry is used extensively to help determine whether the kimberlite source is .South African diamond bearing kimberlite pipes are black. While the blue-ground and yellow-ground kimberlite can be found in other locations. Such as the blue-ground example shown in the p.o above from the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Murphreesboro, Arkansas..

One possible method of constraining the relative contributions of lithospheric and asthenospheric material to kimberlite magmas is to contrast intrusions emplaced in regions with differing cratonic roots..Kimberlite magmas are of economic and scientific importance because they represent the major host to diamonds and are probably the deepest magmas from continent.Dr. James E. Shigley describes the means of distinguishing colorless and colored synthetic gem-quality diamonds from natural diamonds..Diamond From Wikipedia, the free This article is about the mineral. For the gemstone, see Diamond gemstone . For other uses, including the shape , .

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