May 2014 Articles


Chasing the weight in WA
By Nightjar
We received approval notification from the Mining Company who hold leases over the Copperfield Mining Centre, Mount Ida,  ended
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The lone prospectors McLeod and Jessop
By Hugh Borland
He was christened as William McLeod, but the William became Billy and as such he remained. McLeod was one of the most skilled bushmen who were in the forefront of the ‘seventies. [...]

Extraordinary sapphire found near Emerald 

A local fossicker in the Central Highlands Gemfields near Emerald caused a major sensation back in February when he specked a 753-carat sapphire.   [...]

Summer of the Rings
By Leigh Webber
It was a very busy summer season of treasure hunting at Sydney’s Bondi Beach, so much so that I decided to christen it ‘The Summer of the Rings’ as I found more th
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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’ [...]