Meaning of diamantiferous in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪəmənˈtɪf(ə)rəs/


  • (of a rock formation, region, etc.) producing or yielding diamonds.

    ‘Numerous geological series of auriferous and diamantiferous areas would also be worth studying in detail.’
    • ‘Last December, two diamantiferous kimberlites were discovered in the Otish Mountain region.’
    • ‘The marine prospection is made by boats equipped with pumps in order to sample the diamantiferous gravel.’
    • ‘Finally, important discoveries of diamantiferous deposits are pursued in this moment in the region of Upper Kasai.’
    • ‘In the first case diamonds are extracted from the diamantiferous chimneys of the ancient volcanoes, made up of kimberlite, or blue rock.’
    • ‘Several techniques are used to process the diamantiferous ore.’
    • ‘The diamantiferous sandstone of India is of very wide distribution.’
    • ‘Salomon, a fisherman, has to work in the diamantiferous mines.’
    • ‘Even if the kimberlitic and lamproitic rocks belong to intrusive phases of different ages, they can still crop out in the same geological sectors; therefore some diamantiferous diatremes may contain diamonds of different ages.’


Late 19th century from French diamantifère, from diamant ‘diamond’ + -fère ‘producing’.