You are purchasing a very hard-to-find Gold Encyclopedia! The Gold Companion book sells for $59.99 & up (used) on other sites. This particular copy has a dust jacket showing minor wear. The hardcover book itself is in incredible condition, except for the front flyleaf page having a tear in it.
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Timothy Green has been writing and consulting on gold for over thirty years. His first book, The World of Gold, came out in 1968. From 1969-1989 he was a consultant to Consolidated Goldfields plc on their annual gold market survey; from 1990-1996 he was chief consultant to Gold Fields Mineral Services Ltd, which has continued that survey. His other books include The Prospect for Gold: the View to the Year 2000, The Gold Companion: the A-Z of Mining, Markets, Trading and Technology (from which GoldAvenue's information centre has been developed) and The Millennium in Gold 1000-1999 (which is included in GoldAvenue's information centre).
Deborah Russell graduated in 1977 with an Honours degree in Geology with Mining. After working for Shell (UK) and the Institute of Geological Sciences, she joined Consolidated Gold Fields in 1981 as a member of the gold survey team. Since 1984 she has been an independent consultant producing precious metal studies for mining companies and investment institutions, including Gold Fields Mineral Services on their annual gold and silver surveys since 1994. She co-authored The Gold Companion with Timothy Green.