July 2013 Articles


An Australia Day Nugget
By Rex Whitehead
I thought the readers of Gold Gem & Treasure might be interested in the accompanying photograph of my old mate with his 9-ounce nugget, which came out of the ground exactly as you see it. [...]

The Great Gold Rip Off
By B. Doyle
Somewhere, under the streets of London, in a disused World War II canteen, England has a store of 156 billion pounds sterling worth of gold bars; 4,600 tons of the precious metal, each bar weighting 28 pounds of 24-carat gold. [...]

A Tale of Buried Treasure…continued

In last month’s issue you were introduced to Mr Charles Howe, who went in search of treasure stolen from a church in Peru by four sailors who jumped ship some time in the latter half of the 19th century. After coming into possession of a map he was convinced belonged to one of the four sailors, [...]

Head: Queenstown – St. Andrews and the Caledonia Goldfield
By Wayne Salt
When the name Queenstown is mentioned, most people think of Tasmania or New Zealand but in fact Victoria had its own Queenstown until 1923, when it was renamed St. Andrews. The name Queenstown lives on as a pioneer cemetery. [...]

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’ [...]