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SHOT BORT [1 record]

Record 1 1998-02-04

English

Subject field(s)
  • Mineralogy
  • Gemmology
DEF

A hard, spherical aggregate of many very small diamond crystals, usually cryptocrystalline, arranged radially and more or less concentrically around a central point. Because of their structure, ballas are classed as industrials, which are occasionally used in diamond-drill bits and other diamond tools. Also incorrectly used as a name applied to rounded, single-crystal forms of diamond.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Minéralogie
  • Gemmologie
DEF

Variété de bort.

CONT

Plusieurs variétés de diamant peuvent être distinguées: 1) le «diamant» [...] 2) le «ballas» ou «shot bort», masses sphériques, irrégulières, fibroradiées; 3) le «carbonado» [...]

Spanish

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