Definition of yellow ground in English:
noun[mass noun] Geology
Kimberlite that is exposed at the surface and has become yellow as a result of atmospheric oxidation.
- Quarry operations at the PPC Limeacres limestone mine revealed a small kimberlite pipe, allowing a good view of yellow ground.
- This type of deposit is called eluvium and is commonly known as "yellow ground" in mining terms.
- It is mined from a matrix of weathered clay-like rock (kimberlite) called "yellow ground."
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia