Barren lands: an epic search for diamonds in the North American Arctic

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W.H. Freeman,
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Tells the story of the adventures of two diamond prospectors who set out to the Barrens of the Canadian Arctic to find the mother lode, as well as a history of the search for diamonds around the world.
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display_description "In the late 1970s, two men set out on what would prove to be a twenty-year quest to find a North American gem mine, along a fabled path that had defied sixteenth-century explorers, Wild West fortune seekers, and modern geologists. They are an unlikely pair: Chuck Fipke, a ragged, fanatical prospector with a singular talent for finding sand-size mineral grains, and Stew Blusson, an ultra-tough geologist and helicopter pilot. Inventive, eccentric, and ruthless, they follow a trail of clues left by predecessors - and a few actual gems - all the way from backwoods Arkansas up the glaciated high Rockies into the vast and haunted barren lands of northern Canada. With a South African geochemist's secret weapon, Fipke and Blusson outwit rivals, including the immense De Beers cartel, and make one of the world's greatest diamond discoveries - setting off a stampede unseen since the Klondike gold rush." "A story of obsession and scientific intrigue, Barren Lands in also an elegy to one of the earth's last great wild places, a starkly beautiful and mysterious land alive with great herds of caribou, primeval rock formations, echoes of a violent past - and endless present danger. Now that the barrens are "open for business," what is in store for the far north?"--BOOK JACKET.
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subject_facet Diamonds -- Northwest Territories -- Gras, Lac de, Region
title_display Barren lands : an epic search for diamonds in the North American Arctic
title_full Barren lands : an epic search for diamonds in the North American Arctic / Kevin Krajick
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title_sub an epic search for diamonds in the North American Arctic
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