|Chuck Norris's cousin, Vic, digs for hidden kimberlite under grassy vegetation|
anomaly discovered by the Gem Hunter in the Iron Mountain kimberlite
district in Wyoming.
It typically erupts from a feeder dike complex at depth and rises to a pipe-like structure known as a diatreme and blows out at the surface like a canon under great pressure.
|Hypabyssal facies kimberlite, Masontown, Pennsylvania. This kimberlite dike is enclosed by black shale.|
|Almost looks like basalt, but this is a sample of Ison Creek kimberlite I collected in |
Kentucky, known as basaltic kimberlite.
|Snap Lake hypabyssal facies kimberlite, Fort Smith, Canada.|
|Diamond-bearing diatreme facies kimberlite breccia from Lake Ellen, UP, Michigan.|
|You probably would never have guessed this to be kimberlite. This bleached, tuffaceous, crater facies kimberlite from the|
Iron Mountain district, Wyoming has some pyrope garnet and picroilmenite and looks more like scoria than kimberlite
|IG3 Kimberlite from Iron Mountain. Another tuffaceous kimberlite.|
|The Ferris 2 kimberlite from Wyoming.|
|Large fractured chromian diopside (chrome diopside gemstone) megacryst in Sloan 2 kimberlite from Colorado.|
Gemstones like this are typically not recovered from diamond mines even though they are as beautiful as any emerald.
|Kimberlite from the Victor pipe in Canada.|