July 2012 Articles


Floods and a Bit of Gold up North
By Bobupnorth
My wife, Delys, and I decided to travel to a goldfield which just happens to be on Gilberton Station owned by Rob and Lyn French... [...]

The Allure of Silver
By Mark Williams
For me it’s all about how good they look when they come out of the ground, their potential value and because they seem to be just that little bit more elusive. I’m talking about coin shooting for silvers.... [...]

Paddock bashing to a Rising Sun
By NSC
The phone rang. It was MadMax and he was having a bit of a whinge and carrying on that he’d three permission knockbacks at farms and couldn’t get a lead on an old site where he could detect for old coins and relics... [...]

16 Carats of Glenalva Green
by Ngaire Hart
We had two weeks off over the Easter break and opted to head to Rubyvale in Queensland for a spot of sapphire hunting. We left Brisbane around midday and set out for Roma, deciding to spend two days on the road, rather than tackle one very long...[...]

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’ [...]