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Adakite and Kimberlite Definition

1 Definition
1.1 Definition
Adakite is an intermediate to felsic volcanic rock that has geochemical characteristics of magma which is said to be formed by partial melting of altered basalt that is subducted below volcanic arcs
Kimberlite is a rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds and is mostly found in South Africa and Siberia.
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Adak, Aleutian Islands
Kimberley, South Africa
1.2.2 Discoverer
Defant and Drummond
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Adak, Aleutian Islands
From Kimberley +‎ -ite, from the name of the South African town of Kimberley where the rock was first found.
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Medium Hardness Rock
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Fine Grained Rock, Medium Grained Rock, Opaque Rock
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Definition of Adakite and Kimberlite

The general Adakite and Kimberlite definition can be stated as: Adakite is an intermediate to felsic volcanic rock that has geochemical characteristics of magma which is said to be formed by partial melting of altered basalt that is subducted below volcanic arcs. On the other hand, Kimberlite is a rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds and is mostly found in South Africa and Siberia.. Along with definition of Adakite and Kimberlite, get to know about Properties of Adakite and Kimberlite. Get to know more information about Adakite and Kimberlite origin and discoverer, etymology and class.

History of Adakite and Kimberlite

The history of Adakite and Kimberlite 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.

Adakite and Kimberlite Origin and Discoverer

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

Etymology of Adakite and Kimberlite

Along with Adakite and Kimberlite definition, know more about the etymology of Adakite and Kimberlite. Etymology of Adakite and Kimberlite gives information about origin and formation of a particular rock. Know more about Formation of Adakite and Formation of Kimberlite. The etymology of Adakite is From Adak, Aleutian Islands while that of Kimberlite is From Adak, Aleutian Islands. The process of formation of rocks defines the class of rock. All the rocks in a class are formed by similar processes. Adakite and Kimberlite belong to Igneous Rocks. The sub-class, group and other categories of Adakite and Kimberlite are listed below.

For Adakite,

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

For Kimberlite,

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