April 2012 Articles


A TOUCH OF MEEKA MADNESS
By Mono
We started in Leonora and the gold was slow in coming so after a quick chat around the campfire we decided to head north. [...]

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Detecting Site
By Purgatori
At the time of writing this I’d only been detecting for eight months but in that time I’d met some fantastic people including Bigpud, who I met through a metal detecting forum. I found out he lived close by and we teamed up to go hunting whenever we got the chance.[...]

The real magic of some stones
By Ann O’Driscoll
This story is about a very unusual agate we found on a recent trip to Agate Creek, which is not too far north of our home town of Hughenden in Queensland.[...]

By George I’ve Got It
By Mark Williams
After years of detecting I finally decided to upgrade to the Minelab E-TRAC and let me tell you, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I now wonder how many great coins I missed over the years while detecting in trashy areas that were just too hard to work in.[...]

Most Popular Articles


1: The High Cost of Playing the Diamond Game
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2: From Snags & Cheap Beer to T-Bones & Crownies [view PDF]

3: Stand and Deliver…or not [view PDF]

4: From Ghana and Nigeria with much appreciation [view PDF]

5: Plenty of Garnets at Fullerton River [view PDF]

6: The Nazi and the Opal Miners [view PDF]

7: A Load of Crossed Wires [view PDF]

8: The Lost Treasure of the Marie [view PDF]

9: The Slugget [view PDF]

10: Perilous Gold [view PDF]

Bits & Pieces


Mother of pearl The Mother of all Pearls
The largest and most expensive pearl ever found is known variously as the ‘Pearl of Lao Tzu’ or ‘The Pearl of Allah’ [...]