A Halls Creek Gold Safari
By Mr Consistency
In an earlier article, I told how Mark and Ronda Hyde of Gold Prospecting Australia taught Wonder Woman and me to detect. Soon after that, Santa was good to me and in May last year, after chasing sapphires at The Willows, we tried our new found skills and new Minelab GPX5000 on a GPA at Clermont in central Queensland.
Before rain drove us out, we’d found three sub-grammers and all without training wheels or someone to hold our hands.
Having earlier signed up to join Mark and Ronda for 10 days of detecting near Halls Creek, WA, in July, we now felt confident about our chances. We had also mastered the etiquette and UHF radio skills of safari travel by the time we arrived to set up camp.
Testament to the value for money of Gold Prospecting Australia tours was the fact that for many participants, this was one of several tours they had been on across Western Australia in 2012; one person had been on all six tours and several folk were repeat attendees from the previous two or three years.