Originally barren grounds, applied particularly though not exclusively, to parts of the Canadian Shield where a combination of thin soils, rock exposure, cold climate and permafrost, result in a sparse vegetation. Now the newest geological source of diamonds (Krajick, 2001).
- Krajick, K., 2001. Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic. New York: Times Books, 442 pp.Google Scholar