August 2012 Articles


A Bit of Luck and Lot of Good Gear
By Evan
Gold detecting for me is all about the serenity of the bush, the camaraderie of mates, the thrill of the hunt and, of course, the joy and excitement ... [...]

Sapphire Hunting at Frazer Creek
By Jenny Summer ville
The days of finding serious sapphires simply by fossicking in creeks and gullies around Inverell are gone. The day of the fossicking park has arrived and Frazer Creek Sapphires is one such place..... [...]

One Man’s Trash
By Lxss5000
Me, I’m a collector of all things old. My collecting interests started with old telegraph insulators and this sort of morphed into bottle collecting,... [...]

The Site That Keeps on Giving
by NSC
I first wrote about this particular old country inn well over a year ago and here I am still detecting for coins and relics in the location and still having a whale of a time. I first went there early in 2009 as g...[...]

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’ [...]