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The Great Tanganyika Diamond Hunt


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Foreword vLocation map viAcknowledgements viiiChapters1 Mzungu bila fedha (A white man without money) 12 Endesha pole pole (Drive slowly) 213 Kitabu elimu ya mawe porini (The geologist's field manual) 454 Kazi yangu (My work) 675 Safari porini kwanza (First journey into the bush) 856 Ndani na nje ya kambi (In and out of camp) 1057 Habari za uvumbuzi? (How goes the exploration?) 1238 Tayare, thabiti, Ugogo (Ready, steady, Ugogo) 1439 Iwambala 16510 Maji a kunywa (Water to drink) 18911 Dodoma 20912 Mwindaji (The hunter) 24113 Tembo! (Elephant!) 26314 Kalismasi (Christmas) 27915 Iseke 30116 Mianje-Mungaa 31717 Matata mingi sana (Lots of trouble) 33918 Nchi ya Mbuga mkubwa (Big Mbuga country) 36319 Njia ya kutoka (The exit road) 39120 Kwa heri (Good bye) 403Glossary 409Plates Before pages 143, 241, 317, 363

About the Author

James (Jim) Platt was born and grew up in Port Isaac in North Cornwall. He is a graduate (1960) of the Royal School of Mines at London's Imperial College, and worked as a professional mining geologist for the 41 years leading up to his retirement in 2001, since when his principal interest has been in writing. Jim is married to Maria. They have 3 children and currently live in the small town of Voorschoten in the Netherlands. "The Great Tanganyika Diamond Hunt", drawn directly from his personal experiences, is his fourth book.

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