Secondhand. Good condition. Minimal edgwear. Bend to top right book corner.Ian Pilmer, a renowned geologist, tells the story of rock formation in Australian and the rich minerals available. In particular, he explains the geological history of the Chillagoe area Queensland, how the limestone caves resulting from volcanic eruptions contain spectacular mineral deposits. Pilmer explores the mining history of Chillagoe, including how the deposits were first identified and how they were mined. It is a story of political scandals, skullduggery, stock marks fortunes won and lost.