Precious Rocks, Gems and Minerals Magazine Partwork, Sample of Spanish Gold

A new partwork, called Precious Rocks, Gems and Minerals, caught my eye at the news agents today. On the cover, a small bottle containing pieces of gold leaf: Precious Rocks, Gems and Minerals Magazine Partwork, Sample of Spanish Gold
The gold in the bottle was mined at Spain’s Rio Tinto mines, where the Roman empire mined a great deal of its gold. I find it fascinating that this tiny sample of Spanish gold has its origin in the same gold bearing rocks that Romans mined to make their gold coins and artifacts!

This is the first issue of this new partwork and is available from news agents at the introductory price of 99p, the usual price being £4.99. Looks like it is going to be a great magazine for aspiring rockhounds, as each issue contains a different rock, gem or mineral sample.

Apologies for the terrible photograph, just a quick snap for now. The clear bottle containing clear liquid suspending small pieces of highly reflective spanish gold proved a tricky target for my digital camera’s auto-focus! I’ll add a better snap when I set up my mini studio and can light it better.

15 thoughts on “Precious Rocks, Gems and Minerals Magazine Partwork, Sample of Spanish Gold”

  1. when i was walking to the co-op shop,i was thinking to myself ‘when i’m older i want to start a crystal magazine and give out a crystal each month.’ id not seen any adverts for this magazine and i walked into the shop and there were crystal magazines with a crystal… well gold in it. spooky. i missed a few issues but ill catch up. i got a massive blue agate crystal. MASSIVE!!! ive got the gold from spain, the rose quartz i didnt get the ther two, then i got the agate. what was after the second issue, was is amethyst? what came after amethyst?

    1. Hi,
      Issue
      1: Gold – Spain
      2: Rose Quartz – Brazil
      3: Amethyst – Brazil
      4: Tiger’s Eye – Spain
      5: Blue Agate – Brazil

      Hope this helps getting the magazines you missed out on

  2. when im older i what to be a precious rocks,gems and minerals and thats what i won’t to be when im older

  3. i’ve got the first six in the series but i can’t find the other copies anywhere, has anyone got an idea where i could get them from or the whole collection i could buy but i wouldn’t be able to pay alot i think £30 would be top price. please someone help me as i love rocks and minerals as i want to be a geologist when i’ve studied!!!!!

  4. I’ve got the first six in the series but I can’t find the other copies anywhere, has anyone got an idea where I could get them from or the whole collection I could buy but I wouldn’t be able to pay a lot I think £30 would be top price. Please someone help me as I love rocks and minerals as I want to be a geologist when i’ve studied!!!!!

  5. We are collecting the Precious Rocks Gems and Mineral Magazine. However we need Issue 1???? has anyone got one they don’t want?.
    Thanks for your time

  6. G day, I am interested in knowing what the Goldleaf is submerged in? Is it a type of Alcohol, as i dropped one of the Vile’s and had a distinct smell. I would appreciate any comments on what this Chemical actually is?
    Sincerely Daniel..

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