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Formation of Kimberlite

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1 Formation
1.1 Formation
Kimberlite is an igneous rock and is the main source of diamonds. Its formation takes place deep beneath the Earth’s surface between 150 to 450 kilometres, and are erupted rapidly and violently.
1.2 Composition
1.2.1 Mineral Content
Garnet, Olivine, Phlogopite, Pyroxene
1.2.2 Compound Content
Aluminium Oxide, NaCl, CaO, Iron(III) Oxide, FeO, Potassium Oxide, MgO, MnO, Sodium Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide
1.3 Transformation
1.3.1 Metamorphism
97% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.2 Types of Metamorphism
Burial Metamorphism, Cataclastic Metamorphism, Contact Metamorphism, Hydrothermal Metamorphism, Impact Metamorphism, Regional Metamorphism
1.3.3 Weathering
99% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.4 Types of Weathering
Biological Weathering, Chemical Weathering, Mechanical Weathering
1.3.5 Erosion
92% Igneous Rocks Rocks have it !
1.3.6 Types of Erosion
Chemical Erosion, Coastal Erosion, Glacier Erosion, Sea Erosion, Water Erosion, Wind Erosion

Kimberlite Formation

Kimberlite formation took place millions of years ago. There are a variety of Kimberlite Uses and the Kimberlite Reserves are found in many countries around the world. The rocks in the earth’s crust continuously undergo changes in their composition which leads to formation of other rocks. Each rock has a unique formation process. Formation of Kimberlite is explained below:

  • Kimberlite is an igneous rock and is the main source of diamonds. Its formation takes place deep beneath the Earth’s surface between 150 to 450 kilometres, and are erupted rapidly and violently.

Along with Kimberlite Formation, also learn about Kimberlite composition and transformation in the next section.