Description - Argyle: The Impossible Story of Australian Diamonds by Stuart Kells
This is the story of the intrepid Australian geologists who discovered pink diamonds in the Kimberley.
The remote Kimberley region of Western Australia has a rich history and unique geography. In the 1960s De Beers, the world's largest diamond company, sent gem-hunters to the area but they came away empty-handed. It was a vast region to survey, and they'd overlooked something vital.
A few years later, a team of Australian geologists with a tiny budget searched for even tinier mineral clues. Those clues led them to the earth's largest diamond deposit and the world's richest source of rare pink diamonds.
Based on in-depth research and interviews - including with Alan King Jones, Bill Leslie and 'the father of Australian diamonds', Ewen Tyler - Argyle- The Impossible Story of Australian Diamonds details the almost overwhelming challenges with realising a diamond mining venture in Australia, shows how these obstacles were overcome, and explores the mine's impact and legacy.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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