Lasseters Legacy

by Steven Elliott

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781504322973
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781504322966
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781504322980

About the Book

The Lasseter legend is well known in Australia, or at least it was when I was a younger man. The story goes that a man named Harrold Lasseter whilst journeying across the desert from Alice Springs to the west coast around 1900 reportedly discovered a fabulously rich reef of gold. Nothing was done about the discovery until many years later in the 1930’s when Lasseter mounted an expedition to relocate the fabulous reef, an expedition that resulted in his death and no reef. Since that time many people have ventured into the desert in search of the reef with no success. This book details a geologists quest for the reef and his own fabulous gold find which become embroiled in criminal conspiracy and action. Of course the hero geologist triumphs and a World class series of gold mines is established. It should however be noted that the author believes that Lasseters gold reef never existed.

About the Author

Steve Elliott is an exploration geologist with over forty years experience exploring in Australia, United States of America, Canada, Malaysia, Brazil, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Madagascar. Steve is an inveterate reader consuming on average two to three books weekly, the books including fiction thrillers, science, biography and history. In addition to reading Steve is also a prolific writer although as of yet only two books have made it to print, “Desert Dreaming” and “Bullshit”. Steve lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife Sally, dog ‘Florence’ and cat ‘Smudge’. Steve loves the ‘bush’, as it is known in Australia, particularly the desert regions and goes out to camp in said bush at any opportunity, both to observe the bush and its denizens and to prospect. Steves family have a long association with Australia and are proud of their lineage, even the convict forebears! Steve hopes that you will enjoy this work and makes no apologies for making the hero of the story a geologist, of which Steve is one.