Bits & Pieces


Gold from Seawater
It is a fact that a typical cubic mile of seawater contains, on average, 1 to 2 parts per million of gold (several tons worth actually). [...]

The First Metal Detector  
United States president, James Garfield (pictured), was shot by disgruntled lawyer, Charles Guiteau, on July 2, 1881, and lingered until September 19, 1881 [...]

The Last Bushrangers
Many people consider the Kelly Gang to be the last bushrangers but research has uncovered a few criminals who fit the definition who continued into the early 20th Century[...]

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’.[...]

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’ [...]