February 2012 Articles


Central Victorian Gold Report
By Goldsearch Australia
What a mixed bag 2011 was. Floods, fires, you name it and it was dished up to us in central Victoria in spades. But, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining and although the central region copped a hiding at times, the bounce back was nothing short of extraordinary. [...]

The Biggest Nuggets in the World
From the outset let's be clear about the subjects of this article. We're talking about the largest known nuggets still in existence, not the largest nuggets ever found, though we give the latter their due at the close.[...]

A 'gun' underwater detecting set up
By Paul Davis
After years of drought, the heavens finally opened up causing flooding across much of eastern Australia. This created ideal breeding conditions for ducks and on the opening day of the season me and my son Tim. [...]

On Cue
By Thomas J. Foster
That two people with the same first name were born in the same little town 94 years apart is a coincidence of the lowest order but what has transpired in my lifetime at least gives me more than a passing connection with my famous namesake.[...]

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’ [...]