Kimberlites are petrographically complex rocks. In addition to exhibiting modal mineralogical variation arising from magmatic differentiation processes, they are hybrid rocks consisting of crystals originating from three distinct sources: mantle-derived xenoliths, the discrete nodule suite, and primary phases crystallizing from the kimberlite magma.
KeywordsRelate Rock Garnet Lherzolites Kimberlite Magma Kimberlitic Rock Euhedral Olivine
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