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Tectonic setting of kimberlites

Jelsma, Hielke; Barnett, Wayne; Richards, Simon; Lister, Gordon


Kimberlites can be viewed as time capsules in a global plate tectonic framework. Their distribution illustrates clustering in time and space. Kimberlite ages span the assembly and break-up of a number of supercontinents, such as Rodinia and Gondwana. These supercontinents show time lines with (i) broad periods devoid of kimberlite magmatism corresponding to times of continent stability, and (ii) narrow kimberlite emplacement windows corresponding to times of fundamental plate reorganizations....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Lithos
DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2009.06.030


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