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Statistical Characteristics of Xenoliths in the Antioch Kimberlite Pipe, Marshall County, Northeastern Kansas

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Abstract

Geometrical characteristics of xenoliths in the Antioch kimberlite pipe have been considered in statistical terms. A method of conversion of 2D intersections to 3D dimensions was used. It has been shown that the Rosin-Rammler distribution of mass leads to the Weibull distribution of sizes, whereas a fractal distribution of sizes can be expressed as the Pareto distribution. Lognormal, Weibull, and Pareto distributions have been tested as model distributions. The Pareto distribution could be the most appropriate model for the distribution of xenoliths. This conclusion is in agreement with the general concept that the xenoliths formed as a result of an underground explosion without additional breakage occurring during magma transport. The final distribution maybe shifted from the initial model as a result of processes of redistribution and sorting of xenoliths in liquid-crystalline flows. ?? 2002 International Association for Mathematical Geology.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Statistical Characteristics of Xenoliths in the Antioch Kimberlite Pipe, Marshall County, Northeastern Kansas
Series title:
Natural Resources Research
Volume
11
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Natural Resources Research
First page:
289
Last page:
297