Kimberlites pp 275-324 | Cite as

Geochemistry of Kimberlites

  • Roger H. Mitchell


Investigation of the geochemistry of kimberlite is hampered by problems inherent in the intrusive styles characteristic of this volatile-rich magma; by the hybrid nature of the rocks formed from magmas which carry a high proportion of crystalline phases at their time of emplacement; and by the high probability of contamination of some facies by crustal materials and/or groundwater.


Rare Earth Element Isotopic Composition Incompatible Element Rare Earth Element Content Crustal Xenolith 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger H. Mitchell
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  1. 1.Lakehead UniversityThunder BayCanada

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