Donkeys Run The Mines
by Peter Maitland-Smith
Simon Bootham and David Whyatt couldn’t be more dissimilar. But the mining industry can prompt odd friendships. A simple wilderness camping excursion in the Kimberleys, Western Australia, pits a career geologist with an unhealthy obsession over precious gems against local characters who may or may not be trusted. In the desert, not only the good die young.