Synopses & Reviews
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 Canada's Arctic. The discovery by Chuck Fipke and his partner, Dr. Stu Blusson, caused great excitement in international diamond circles. Today, Canada is the world's third largest producer, by value, of rough stones. One reason is that Canada's stones are considered clean, i.e., 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 Canada's Arctic is an amazing story of perseverance in the face of immense odds. And the story has a very happy ending.