November 2012 Articles


Getting your priorities right
By Tony Caetano
It all started back in the days when the Minelab SD2200 was tearing the place to pieces. I’d planned a trip to Golden Valley in the Pilbara and a mate of mine, Ray Attard, was returning home the day I headed out. ... [...]

Hunting for Young Heads with Jarhead
By Mark Williams
I was on the phone to Jarhead, a internet forum mate from Canberra, and halfway into the conversation he asked, ‘Hey Mark, were you serious about going out for a hunt together if I came to Adelaide?..... [...]

Three Ways To Clean Treasure
By Ross Clarke
Unearthing coins from Mother Nature’s grasp is pretty rewarding but most of the coins and relics we dig up are in a pretty poor state..... [...]

Three discs in the wilds of Carpentaria
By Lawry Herron
Gold would have been satisfying but sometimes it’s not what you’re dealt – ‘All is not gold that glisters’. Last year I sussed out old gold mining areas in north Queensland armed with a camera and a notebook. ....[...]

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’ [...]