July 2010 Articles


Bits of gold and lots of dust at Mount Browne
By Ronnie

The trip to Milparinka in the north-western corner of NSW took us a couple of days with an overnight stay in White Cliffs.[... Mount Browne]


The Gouger of The Bulletin
By John ‘Nugget’ Campbell

Many of us older fossickers drew inspiration from the prolific writings of one of Australia’s foremost fossickers and authors, Ion L. Idriess (1889-1979).
[...Gouger of the Bulletin]

Spiders, March Flies and Gold
By Dig
Summer had just clocked off and we’d probably experienced our best seasonal rainfall in years. [... spiders, march flies and gold]


The game of ‘Where’s Ned, Dan and Steve’ lives on
By Trevor Percival
On November 9th, 1980, Brisbane’s Sunday Mail newspaper published a lengthy a story on the Ned Kelly Gang to mark the centenary of Ned Kelly’s execution on 11th November, 1880, at Victoria’s Melbourne Gaol. [... where's Ned]

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’ [...]