Small, granular, poorly crystallized pieces of diamond. Bort is a gray to black massive stone with numerous flaws, inclusions and impurities. It is primarily obtained from Congo (Kinasha). Bort is used used as in abrasive coatings for drill bits, grinding wheels, and polishing emulsions.
Synonyms and Related Terms
boart; crushed diamond; industrial grade diamond
no distinct cleavage
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- R.M.Organ, Design for Scientific Conservation of Antiquities, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Bort." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. 12 May 2004 .
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- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998