The Neville Public Museum

Geology Club: Adventures in Diamond Exploration


Guest Speaker: Roger J. Kuhns, Geologist, Author, Storyteller 

Diamonds occur in the heart of every continent, but finding them is a real Sherlockian journey of mystery, detective work, politics, and innovative geology. This presentation takes you on a world-wide quest for diamonds by exploration geologist, author and storyteller Roger Kuhns, and delves into the exciting world of discovering diamonds on the sea floor off of the wild Namibian coast in southern Africa. Kuhns spent years exploring the world, and months exploring the ocean floor with high-tech equipment in search of new diamond deposits. This included fended off bold attempts by competitive diamond hunters. Kuhns’ team ultimately discovered more than 1.5 million carats of diamonds on the sea floor, as well as being involved in the Canadian diamond discoveries. We’ll look at the geology, politics, and adventure of diamond hunting around the world.

Museum Hours

Sun: Noon-5pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: Noon-8pm
Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-5pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

First Wednesday of every month: 9am-8pm*

*With free admission for Brown County residents from 5pm-8pm with proof of residency