Rayner, Murray J.; Jaques, Alan; Boxer, G. L.; Smith, C. B.; Lorenz, Volker; Moss, Stephen W.; Webb, Kimberley; Ford, D.
The Argyle (AK1) pipe in the Kimberley region of Western Australia is the world’s largest source of natural
diamonds, and it has produced more than 835 million carats since mining began in 1983. The ~1.2 Ga olivine
lamproite pipe lies within the Paleoproterozoic Halls Creek orogen at the southeastern margin of the Kimberley
craton, and it was emplaced during a period of extension associated with large-scale, NNE-trending strikeslip
faulting of the orogen.
AK1 is composed of four coalesced,...[Show more]
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