August 2010 Articles


Chinese water torture gets the gold
By Janni

I’m blessed to live in the heart of Victoria’s Golden Triangle where a walk in any direction from my front door eventually nets me a bit of gold. [... Chinese water torture]


March Madness in the Tropics
By Bobupnorth

The wheels were set in motion for this trip in November last year just two weeks after another 10-ounces-plus had been pulled from our favourite hunting ground.
[...March Madness]

Back in Opal Country at Last!
By Ken Ellis
At the start of 2009 I had no reason to believe that the year would be different from any other. How wrong I was. [... back in Opal Country  at Last]


Shelving dreams of gold
By NSC
I only started metal detecting a couple years ago in the latter stages of recovering from a career-ending injury, so I still have my ‘L’ plates on. After the operations and a long period of inactivity, detecting was an enjoyable form of exercise and also provided stimulation for my mind. 
[... Shelving Dreams]

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’ [...]