Treasure Under the Tundra

Treasure Under the Tundra

Canada's Arctic Diamonds

eBook - 2011
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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 Chuck Fipke and Stu Blusson, who uncovered diamond-rich kimberlite in the Barrens at Point Lake, near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Their spectacular find caused great excitement in international diamond circles and sparked the largest claim-staking rush in Canada since the 1896 Klondike gold rush. Today, Canada is the world's third-largest producer, by value, of rough stones. Here is the dramatic tale of two determined geologists who risked all and triumphed over incredible odds.

Publisher: Surrey, BC : Heritage House Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 9781926936109
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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