June 2014 Articles


Karratha Gold
Karratha is the commercial hub of a thriving and diverse primary resource industry, located in the heart of the Pilbara some 1,500km north of Perth, Western Australia. During the past decade, investment and major development has transformed...
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The lone prospectors McLeod and Jessop
By Ken Ellis
In January 1861, the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition through central Australia reached a creek that Burke named Cloncurry, after his aunt, Lady Elizabeth Cloncurry of County Galway... [...]

My First Gold Ring
By Ashley Cowley
Finally a ring of some worth but I must admit I did cheat. A guy I know asked me if I could look for his wedding band that he’d lost approximately 14 years ago while out fishing in waist-deep water.   [...]

The Prospectors Who Missed
By Sentinel
Since way back in 1864, when explorer Charles Cooke Hunt, threading his way from rock hole to rock hole across parched country, passed within the proverbial hair’s breadth of the spot where Bayley
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Most Popular Articles


1: The High Cost of Playing the Diamond Game
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2: From Snags & Cheap Beer to T-Bones & Crownies [view PDF]

3: Stand and Deliver…or not [view PDF]

4: From Ghana and Nigeria with much appreciation [view PDF]

5: Plenty of Garnets at Fullerton River [view PDF]

6: The Nazi and the Opal Miners [view PDF]

7: A Load of Crossed Wires [view PDF]

8: The Lost Treasure of the Marie [view PDF]

9: The Slugget [view PDF]

10: Perilous Gold [view PDF]

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’ [...]