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Argyle: The Impossible Story of Australian Diamonds

Author :  Stuart Kells

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Melbourne University Press, Australia
  • ISBN9780522877250
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Infoxvi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight470 gms.
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Product Description

This is the story of the intrepid Australian geologists who discovered pink diamonds in the Kimberley. This is a valuable insight into an industry once widely praised but now undervalued by a nation that relies on it so strongly. 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 Tyle, this book 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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