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The Resource Argyle : the impossible story of Australian diamonds, Kells, Stuart

Argyle : the impossible story of Australian diamonds, Kells, Stuart

Label
Argyle : the impossible story of Australian diamonds
Title
Argyle
Title remainder
the impossible story of Australian diamonds
Statement of responsibility
Kells, Stuart
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kells, Stuart
Dewey number
994.06
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Blainey, Geoffrey
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Argyle Diamond Mines Pty. Ltd
  • Diamond mines and mining
  • Mineralogy
  • Diamond mines and mining
Target audience
adult
Label
Argyle : the impossible story of Australian diamonds, Kells, Stuart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068776866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522877250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1240439130
Label
Argyle : the impossible story of Australian diamonds, Kells, Stuart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068776866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522877250
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1240439130

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