Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers

Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, Or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain, is Volume 7 in the original Tom Swift novel series published by Grosset & Dunlap.

Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers
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AuthorVictor Appleton
Original titleTom Swift Among the Diamond Makers, Or, The Secret of Phantom Mountain
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesTom Swift
GenreYoung adult novel Adventure novel
PublisherGrosset & Dunlap
Publication date
1911
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages200+ pp
Preceded byTom Swift and His Wireless Message 
Followed byTom Swift in the Caves of Ice 
TextTom Swift Among the Diamond Makers at Wikisource

Plot summaryEdit

Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon captured and left to die in a collapsing mountain.

Inventions & innovationEdit

Although the story still revolves around invention, Tom did not have any part in the invention. In this story, the major invention, and plot device, is a diamond-making machine, utilizing the power of harnessed lightning. Unfortunately for Tom and friends, they were never able to get close enough to the machinery to determine the secret to making diamonds.

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