December 2010 Articles


Detecting at Grand Central Station
By Tracy
After three months in Victoria waiting for the wet season to finish, Harry, myself and the dog, headed north to the Territory. Harry had a few places he wanted to swing the detector over and I was looking forward to travelling up through the centre for the first time. [Read more]
Cleaning up at the Falls Festival
By Tassie Tiger
I was working on a food stall at the 2009 Falls Festival at Marion Bay, Tasmania, so it was only natural that my Minelab X-terra 70 should be there to keep me company. The crowd of around 14,000 people had a lot of change to lose. [Read more]
The First Train our of Sydney
By Jane and Shane Howarth
‘Another penny,’ I thought as my wife dragged the pick point in a well practiced motion from one side of the target to the other and the coin flipped out neatly into the open. [Read more]

A copper country coin cache
By NSC
We’d motored into country South Australia to celebrate my wife Val’s brother-in-law’s 70th birthday party. It was to be a big bash with more than 100 family and friends taking over the very small country town’s hall. [Read more]

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’ [...]