blue ground

blue ground
Etymology: translation of Afrikaans blougrond

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blue ground noun
A greyish-blue decomposed agglomerate in which diamonds are found
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Main Entry:blue

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blue ground,
the rock in which diamonds are found. It is decomposed brecciated rock, found in volcanic pipes in South Africa, Kentucky, and elsewhere; kimberlite; blue earth.

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n. another term for kimberlite

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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