Treasure Under the Tundra
Canada’s Arctic Diamonds
By (author): L.D. Cross
Softcover | Publication Date: May 15, 2011
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
About the Book
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.
"This book in the Amazing Stories series focuses on two courageous and enterprising geologists who discovered Canada’s largest diamond mine after years of painstaking surveys and secretive helicopter trips across Canada’s Arctic . . . Accounts of their hair-raising adventures and near-death experiences, including face-to-face encounters with a grizzly, and shocking helicopter malfunctions and float plane crashes, make this an intriguing and informative read." —BC Books for BC Schools