Day #72 Outcrop: Lamprophyre Dike

Kimberlites are not the only rocks that are diamond-bearing. Lamprophyres are another mantle-derived mafic igneous rock that occasionally hosts diamonds. Today’s outcrop is located beside the Trans-Canada Highway north of Wawa, Ontario, Canada. There was a small prospect not far from this locality that was being evaluated for possible diamond production.

Lamprophyre Dike

Taking a closer look, you can see xenoliths of mantle material entrained in the lamprophyre.

Xenolith in Lamprophyre

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