Jim Richards

Jim Richards

Memoir | Adventure

Jim Richards became obsessed with finding gold and diamonds in his teens. He went on to be closely involved in numerous mineral discoveries around the world. This includes the Omai gold deposit in Guyana, which became the largest gold mine in South America, and the Railway iron ore deposit in Western Australia, which was acquired by BHP Billiton in 2010 for A$204 million. He has founded a string of successful mining businesses and is today one of the industry’s leading executives. Currently, Jim is executive chairman of an Australian publicly listed minerals corporation. Prior to his prospecting, geology and mining career, Jim served in the British Army Parachute Regiment, with operational experience in Northern Ireland. He was educated at Goldsmiths College, University of London (Geology) and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Jim lives in Perth, Western Australia.

GOLD RUSH: HOW I FOUND, LOST AND MADE A FORTUNE

GOLD RUSH: HOW I FOUND, LOST AND MADE A FORTUNE

Unbelievable story

“A fantastic and almost unbelievable story of ragged dreamer to rich man. You have to go on the journey of Gold Rush to realise that there is no get rich quick schemes in Gold prospecting. This man is a grafter and deserves his success, now read how he achieved it and you’ll be gripped all the way.”

Geoff

A cracking read

“A great read for anyone with a sense of adventure. Highly recommended, it’s a funny and completely enthralling story from page one.”

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There’s some great stories in there and important life lessons. I’m not a geologist or an expert in mining, but the way it was written allowed me to follow along easily without being overawed by the technical aspects. Helping me understand the technical side of things only increased my enjoyment of the book. It’s a real lesson in perseverance, hard work and self-belief in achieving your goals, also…. how to remain calm in perilous situations!”

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