Cashing in on Nature’s Rake
By Dig 
I like finding a bit of gold just as much as the next person but sometimes it’s the things you get to see and experience along the way that makes detecting one of the greatest pastimes. After years of drought I had almost forgotten how good the Victorian bush can look. [...]

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
By Kent
“How about the race course”, Geoff suggested. We’d been discussing possible detecting sites but hadn’t been able to come up with much.Next morning saw us on site about 8.30am.Our first target was the betting ring for a bit of petrol money and while we both scored a few dollars, the noise eventually got too much for me. [...]

A Gemstone El Dorado called St Ives
By Jenny Summerville
I have never been on a property more alluring, more interesting and more scenic than St. Ives. Banksias, grevillias and native orchids, some in colours I have never seen before, flourish amongst the massive granite boulders and spectacular waterfalls roar into massive canyons.St. [...]

Treasure Hunting with the Teknetics T2
By Lucky Eddie
Being an enthusiastic coin hunter, I was rapt when the owners of Coiltek in Maryborough asked me to field test the new Teknetics T2. I had just recently been given permission to detect an old school site and decided this would be the perfect place to put the detector through its paces. [...]

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’ [...]