August 2013 Articles


There’s plenty of gold amongst Rushworth’s rubbish
By Scotty Richter
I had always been interested in having a go at metal detecting and first got started by going out with my mate Wayne, who owned a Minelab GPX4500. He took me out a couple of dozen times to various spots in Victoria’s Golden Triangle but I spent most of my time digging holes. [...]

An Ace Year
By Ben Palmer
I bought my first Garrett detector from Cash Converters for $350. I can’t remember what model it was because it was too long ago and I was just a kid really. I found plenty of nails and lead at my home at Mount Nathan Road, Mount Nathan, Queensland,  [...]

An Old Prospector’s Gold
By Albert Miles
Living in Kalgoorlie during the early 1950s my track to school was over an extensive area of dryblowing dumps not far from where Paddy Hannan picked up his first couple of nuggets. While negotiating these dumps on my bike it was not unusual to find a few old time , [...]

Few pioneers received their just rewards
By John Drayton
Paddy Hannan, ‘the man who found Kalgoorlie’, was living with his two nieces in Brunswick, Victoria, when he died on November 4th, 1925. He was 83 years old and apart from the discovery of the goldfield, there was nothing else. [...]

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’ [...]