An unusual double-header
visiting the WA Mines Department offices to obtain maps of likely places to detect
for gold as well as coins and relics, I eventually settled on a location and
spot I’d selected wasn’t too far from home and I headed out late one afternoon
to check it out. As soon as I arrived I noticed shallow diggings along a 200-metre-long
low ridge line, a couple of very old ash heaps, and scatted pieces of rusting tin
and other rubbish from old camp sites.
my reconnaissance I picked up a 1950 penny sitting flat on the crown of a small
mound of earth. Over the years the surrounding soil had weathered away leaving
the coin sun baking high and dry on a small pyramid-like mound. This was very encouraging
as it pointed to the possibility of a few more pre-decimal coins.
I wandered I planned my assault and after picking up the penny, decided to try
the area first for coins then go back over the same ground later for gold with
my Minelab GPX 4500.