Amherst is the first town in Nova Scotia, the shire town of Cumberland County , and the largest population centre in the region. According to Dr. Graham P. Hennessey, "The Micmac name was Nemcheboogwek meaning 'going up rising ground', in reference to the higher land to the east of the Tantramar Marshes. The Acadians who settled here as early as called the village Les Planches.
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As of the census, the population was 37,,  making it the highest populated municipality in Hampshire County although the county seat is Northampton. The name of the town is pronounced without the h "AM-erst" by natives and long-time residents,  giving rise to the local saying, "only the 'h' is silent", in reference both to the pronunciation and to the town's politically active populace. Amherst is also located in the Pioneer Valley, which encompasses the Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties. The earliest known document of the lands now comprising Amherst is the deed of purchase dated December between John Pynchon of Springfield and three native inhabitants, referred to as Umpanchla, Quonquont, and Chickwalopp. Amherst was first visited by Europeans no later than , when Nathaniel Dickinson surveyed the lands for its mother town Hadley.
Komatiite was named for its type locality along the Komati River in South Africa,  and frequently displays spinifex texture composed of large dendritic plates of olivine and pyroxene. Komatiites are rare and predominantly found in rocks of Archaean age, with few Proterozoic or Phanerozoic komatiites known. Lower temperature mantle melts such as basalt and picrite have essentially replaced komatiites as an eruptive lava on the Earth's surface. Geographically, komatiites are predominantly restricted in distribution to the Archaean shield areas, and occur with other ultramafic and high-magnesian mafic volcanic rocks in Archaean greenstone belts. The youngest komatiites are from the island of Gorgona on the Caribbean oceanic plateau off the Pacific coast of Colombia, and a rare example of Proterozoic komatiite is found in the Winnipegosis komatiite belt , Manitoba, Canada.
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