May 2013 Articles


Snowy Mountains Goldfield Nuggets
By RWH
I have always enjoyed trout fishing in the pristine waters of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, and some years ago, while fly fishing in one particular stream in the High Country, [...]

Still Finding The Good Stuff In Flogged Areas
C. Nyal de Kaye
Everywhere we went on our recent trip to WA we saw unmistakable evidence of the ground being well-worked by keen detectorists. [...]

A Family Reunion
By Dave ‘Jarhead’ Holland
Late last year I had the opportunity to revisit some of my old detecting grounds. One area in particular was a small township that existed from roughly the 1840s until the 1870s. [...]

The Gem Markets of Yên Thế - North Vietnam
By Fullerton & Rikki
Every turn on the road seemed to bring us terrifyingly close to another head-on collision with a truck or bus and yet, after a while, you somehow got used to it.[...]

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’ [...]