Sunday, August 19, 2007

Diamonds in Australia

Chapman, Leo, Diamonds in Australia: The Fields and the Prospectors, Sydney: Bay Books Pty Ltd, 1980, pp190 inc b/w & color illustrations.

When I'd noticed this large paperback inside Romie's bookshop downtown sometime last week, I didn't hesitate to buy it rightaway.

It's interesting and fun to read something about diamonds, even though I don't own any piece of investment diamond thus far.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Gold Producers Handbook

Gold Producers Handbook 1991, Sydney (Australia): Australian Stock Exchange Limited, (1991), pp189 inc charts.

This large paperback was bought in 1992 at a high price from Times The Bookshop downtown.

A long way back in 1991, the market price of gold was about the same as the price of platinum. It was a golden opportunity back then for anyone to exchange all his or her gold into platinum and becomes rich by now 'coz the price of platinum is more than twice the price of gold nowadays.

It's easy to mention this missed opportunity on hindsight.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Trading in Metals

Trading in Metals, 2nd Edition, edited by Trevor Tarring and Geoff Pinney, Surrey (England): Metal Bulletin Books Limited, 1989, pp275. Dustjacket. As Good as New. SOLD!

When I'd noticed this hardcover book inside Romie's bookshop downtown sometime last month, I didn't hesitate to buy it rightaway.

It's interesting and fun to read about the trading of hard commodities, especially metals such as gold, silver, and platinum.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Hidden Messages in Water

Emoto, Masaru, The Hidden Messages in Water, translated by David A. Thayne, Tokyo: Beyond Words Publishing, 2004, pp160 inc color illustrations.

Is there something hidden inside that crystal clear water? Well, let me get myself a glass of clean tap water and check it out.