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Kimberlite and Porphyry Definition

1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Kimberlite is a rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds and is mostly found in South Africa and Siberia.
Porphyry is a reddish-brown to purple igneous rock containing large phenocrysts of various minerals embedded in a fine-grained matrix
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Kimberley, South Africa
Egypt
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Kimberley +‎ -ite, from the name of the South African town of Kimberley where the rock was first found.
From Old French porfire, from Italian porfiro and in some cases directly from Latin porphyrites
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Plutonic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Kimberlite and Porphyry

The general Kimberlite and Porphyry definition can be stated as: Kimberlite is a rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds and is mostly found in South Africa and Siberia.. On the other hand, Porphyry is a reddish-brown to purple igneous rock containing large phenocrysts of various minerals embedded in a fine-grained matrix. Along with definition of Kimberlite and Porphyry, get to know about Properties of Kimberlite and Porphyry. Get to know more information about Kimberlite and Porphyry origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Kimberlite and Porphyry

The history of Kimberlite and Porphyry gives information about where the rock was found and who was its discoverer. Almost each and every aspect of Earth's history is recorded in rocks be it the volcanoes which were erupted or the plants, animals and organisms which are now extinct, as rocks are present from millions of years.

Kimberlite and Porphyry Origin and Discoverer

Kimberlite and Porphyry definition gives us a brief idea about the two rocks. In some cases, the definition also gives summary about the Formation of Kimberlite and Porphyry. In this section, you will know about Kimberlite and Porphyry Origin and Discoverer. Origin of Kimberlite is Kimberley, South Africa whereas Origin of Porphyry is Egypt. It is interesting to know the name of Kimberlite and Porphyry discoverer. The discoverer of Kimberlite and Porphyry are Unknown.

Etymology of Kimberlite and Porphyry

Along with Kimberlite and Porphyry definition, know more about the etymology of Kimberlite and Porphyry. Etymology of Kimberlite and Porphyry gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Kimberlite and Formation of Porphyry. The etymology of Kimberlite is From Kimberley +‎ -ite, from the name of the South African town of Kimberley where the rock was first found. while that of Porphyry is From Kimberley +‎ -ite, from the name of the South African town of Kimberley where the rock was first found.. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Kimberlite and Porphyry belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Kimberlite and Porphyry are listed below.

For Kimberlite,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Hard Rock
  • Group: Volcanic
  • Other Categories: Coarse grained rock, Fine grained rock and Opaque rock

For Porphyry,

  • Sub-class: Durable Rock and Hard Rock
  • Group: Plutonic
  • Other Categories: Fine grained rock and Opaque rock
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