Treasure Under the Tundra by L. D. Cross
Canada's Arctic Diamonds (Amazing Stories (Heritage House))

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It is said that the sparkle from Canadian diamonds mimics the awesome and seductive radiance of the northern lights, and yet, until 1991, no one thought diamonds could even be found in Canada. No one except two geologists who went in search of diamonds and found them on the Lac de Gras Barren Grounds at Point Lake near Yellowknife in Canadas Arctic. The discovery by Chuck Fipke and his partner, Dr. Stu Blusson, caused great excitement in international diamond circles. Today, Canada is the worlds third-largest producer, by value, of rough stones. Why? In contrast to gems mined in Africa, Canadas stones are considered pure ice, and they are also clean--not tainted by bloodshed and war as they are in such parts of the world as Sierra Leone and Angola.

The discovery of diamonds in Canadas Arctic is an amazing story of perseverance in the face of immense odds. And the story has a very happy ending.


About L. D. Cross

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L.D. (Dyan) Cross is an Ottawa writer of many non-fiction books, including Spies in Our Midst, Code Name Habbakuk and Treasure Under the Tundra. Her lifestyle articles have appeared in The Financial Post Magazine, American Style and the Globe and Mail. Dyan won the Ontario Historical Society 2010 Huguenot Society award for her book The Underground Railroad, and she's received industry recognition and other awards for her magazine articles.
Published May 15, 2011 by Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.. 128 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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