July 2011 Articles


Central Victorian Gold
By Goldsearch Australia 
Well, we finally said goodbye to the heavy rains and their accompanying floods in Central Victoria and I reckon nearly every resident of the goldfields region breathed a mighty sigh of relief when we did. [...]

Just Dripping with Gold
By Peter McCluskey
I’ve detected with enough people to know that your attitude and persistence is what gets you gold. [...]

Small Treasures Amongst the Rubbish
By Kent
I was having a yarn to a couple of old mates. Brothers and both bachelors, they had retired from their property and moved into town. [...]

In Search of Dark Crystals
By Jason McAllister
For decades, amateur fossickers have been travelling to an obscure little reserve near Mooralla in Victoria in search of doubly terminating smoky quartz crystals. [...]

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’ [...]