Treasure Under the Tundra: Canada's Arctic Diamonds

May 15, 2011|
Treasure Under the Tundra: Canada's Arctic Diamonds by L.D. Cross
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It is said that the sparkle from Canadian diamonds mimics the awesome and seductive radiance of the northern lights. Yet until 1991, no one thought diamonds could even be found in Canada—no one except geologists Chuck Fipke and Stu Blusson, who uncovered diamond-rich kimberlite in the Barrens at Point Lake in the Northwest Territories. Their spectacular discovery caused great excitement in international diamond circles and sparked the largest claim-staking rush in Canada since the 1896 Klondike gold rush.

The two geologists sank their lives and savings into their belief that they'd find diamonds in the Barrens, and the story of their quest is a dramatic tale of perseverance in the face of immense odds.

L.D. (Dyan) Cross is an Ottawa writer and member of the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Creative Non-Fiction Collective. Her business and lifestyle articles have appeared in The Globe and Mail and in magazines such as Weddingbells, Home Business Report, Legion Magazine, Profit Magaz...
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Title:Treasure Under the Tundra: Canada's Arctic Diamonds
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.38 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.38 in
Published:May 15, 2011
Publisher:Heritage House Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781926936086

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