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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kimberlite Pipe Animation

Since I am working here in a diamond mine, I should know at least the basics about diamonds;
like how they were formed and how they were transformed in million years. Not all mining companies here in Angola are digging diamonds, some are mining Kimberlite and I used to wonder the difference between KIMBERLITE and DIAMOND.

Kimberlite is a volatile-rich, potassic, ultrabasic igneous rocks that occurs as small volcanic pipes, dikes and sills. Kimberlite pipes are the most important source of mined diamonds today. Therefore, Kimberlite serves as a carrier of diamonds.

To know more about Kimberlite, please click this interesting link below:


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