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February 3, 2016

Book Review: Diamonds, Gold, and War

Earlier this week I shared a picture of a few books on diamonds that are on my current reading list. I’ve also mentioned in a couple of previous posts that I’d like to share with you a little information about some of the geology-themed books that I’ve read recently. Today I’ll be blogging about the first book, which is titled Diamonds, Gold, and War: The British, the Boers, and the …


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February 1, 2016

Monday Geology Picture: Diamond Reading List

Since I started working for De Beers a little over two years ago, I’ve slowly but surely been learning all about diamonds and diamond geology. I’ve also been learning about the history of diamond mining in southern Africa and elsewhere in the world. In some other posts, I’ll have to share a little about the books on diamonds that I’ve already read. However, for this week’s “Monday Geology Picture” I …


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April 10, 2011

Geology Pun Contest: The Winner

The prize: Gillian Turner’s book “North Pole South Pole.” As I mentioned yesterday, this blog is now returning to its usual geological theme. I also mentioned yesterday that in the near future I will blog about the Oklo Natural Nuclear Reactor, which is a topic that I hope will appeal to both those interested in geology and those interested in nuclear power. I want a few days to read some …


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