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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.
1.2 History
1.2.1 Origin
Kimberley, South Africa
1.2.2 Discoverer
Unknown
1.3 Etymology
From Kimberley +‎ -ite, from the name of the South African town of Kimberley where the rock was first found.
1.4 Class
Igneous Rocks
1.4.1 Sub-Class
Durable Rock, Hard Rock
1.5 Family
1.5.1 Group
Volcanic
1.6 Other Categories
Coarse Grained Rock, Fine Grained Rock, Opaque Rock

Define Kimberlite

Kimberlite is one of the important type of rocks. If we have to define Kimberlite in general, Kimberlite is a rare, blue-tinged, coarse-grained intrusive igneous rock, which sometimes contains diamonds and is mostly found in South Africa and Siberia.. Kimberlite comes under Igneous Rocks. All Igneous Rocks have similar properties and formation process. Along with Kimberlite Definition, know more about the History of Kimberlite, Etymology of Kimberlite in next sections.