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Fire into ice : Charles Fipke and the great diamond hunt

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  • Author: Frolick, Vernon

    This amazing true life story of Charles Fipke, the mining exploration geologist who discovered the vast diamond fields in Canada's North, reads like spell-binding adventure fiction. Fire into Ice follows Fipke-an Indiana Jones of mining exploration-in his exotic travels through the fast-paced, cutthroat world of mineral exploration: from the jungles of New Guinea to the savannahs of South Africa to the rainforests of the Amazon to the Arctic tundra. The story culminates in Fipke's staking of the Etaki diamond claim in Canada's Northwest Territories, now being developed into one of the largest diamond mines outside South Africa and a potential multi-billion-dollar operation.
    "Unlike most business biographies, full of dry numbers and dryer writing, Fire Into Ice, is a genuine adventure novel, adroitly written and filled with dramatic tension and detail." -Edmonton Sun

    Original Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Rainforest Books
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Public Library InterLINK 2018