March 2012 Articles


Gold in the rocks and chain marks
By Malcolm Johnson
On our way home from our 2010 WA trip I couldn’t control myself and traded in my GPX4000 for a new GPX5000. I took the machine for a few test runs in Victoria and was convinced it ran quieter, lit up beautifully on small gold and still worked well on the larger nuggets. It was a smart buy. [...]

A Crowning Moment
By Markoss
Most people who detect for coins and relics dream of finding certain rare coins and icon relics and I am no different but I’m now able to cross at least one of them off the list, courtesy of where an old wattle and daub hut once stood.[...]

The Land of the Eagle
By Dee Cee
Gold fever for me started some 80 years ago in the depths of the Depression years and the event that set it off remains clear to this day. [...]

The gruesome story of Alexander Pearce
By B. Doyle
Tasmania had its share of bushrangers but they were mostly a ragtag bunch of runaway convicts who raided and robbed for survival.[...]

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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’ [...]