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kim·ber·lite

 (kĭm′bər-līt′)
n.
A variety of peridotite forming pipes in which diamonds and garnets are often found.

[After Kimberley, a city in central South Africa where several kimberlite pipes mined for large diamonds are found.]

kim′ber·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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kimberlite

(ˈkɪmbəˌlaɪt)
n
(Minerals) an intrusive igneous rock generated at great depth in the earth's mantle and consisting largely of olivine and phlogopite. It often contains diamonds
[C19: from Kimberley + -ite1]
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Noun1.kimberlite - a rare type of peridotite that sometimes contains diamonds; found in South Africa and Siberia
peridotite - a dark coarse-grained igneous rock consisting principally of olivine
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(Alliance News) - Botswana Diamonds PLC said Monday it has identified potential kimberlite pipes buried at shallow depth on the diamond explorer's Thorny River project in South Africa, following geophysical work.
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De Beers Group has been working with leading academics from The University of British Columbia, Trent University, University of Alberta and Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) on researching the potential to store large volumes of carbon in processed kimberlite through mineral carbonation.
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Kennady is focused on expanding its high-grade diamond resources along the Kelvin-Faraday kimberlite corridor, as well as identifying new kimberlites outside of the corridor.
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UK-based, West Africa focused diamond development company Stellar Diamonds plc (AIM: STEL) has signed joint venture agreements with Dubai based commodities group Citigate Commodities Trading over the company's BaoulA(c) kimberlite project in Guinea and two earlier stage exploration licences in western Liberia which were awarded to Stellar in February 2016, the company said.
Researchers found East Antarctic deposits of kimberlite, a rare type of rock named after Kimberley- famed for a late 19th century diamond rush- in the Prince Charles Mountains, News24.com reported.