Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

FOR­TUNES can be made and lost in an in­stant.

Author Jim Richards has lived a busy life, join­ing and then leav­ing the Bri­tish army, div­ing pi­ranha-in­fested rivers for di­a­monds in South Amer­ica, dis­cov­er­ing a gold mine in the Aus­tralian out­back and be­com­ing em­broiled in one of the world’s big­gest min­ing scams in In­done­sia.

A lead­ing min­ing ex­ec­u­tive, Richards has put pen to pa­per to doc­u­ment his jour­ney into the world of gold in new book Gold Rush.

The mem­oir delves into his ad­ven­tures in South Amer­ica, Aus­tralia and Asia through per­sonal sto­ries and pic­tures, de­scrib­ing what it is about gold that drives men and women to put them­selves in dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tions.

Gold Rush is avail­able from www.fre­mantlepres­

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell d457758

Author Jim Richards.

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