August 2011 Articles


The Prospectors' Home Club
By The Scribe 
The Sydney-based Prospectors' Home Club celebrated its 30th anniversary on the 14th April 2011. [...]

A Cartwheel on a Hilltop
By NSC
I first met Mark when I was gridding an area in a suburban park. [...]

Another shot at some topaz
By Ken Ellis
After three relaxing weeks in Cairns we were hoping to extend our stay but our caravan site was booked out for the next week so we had to move. [...]

The Waranga Rebellion and Rushworth’s Gutsy Gold Commissioner
By Mike Wellington
No account of Rushworth’s long history of producing some of the purest alluvial gold in the world would be complete without mention of one of the town’s most influential characters – gold commissioner, Richard Henry Horne. [...]

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’ [...]