October 2010 Articles


Autumn Gold in Victoria & Sudan
By Goldsearch Australia
Autumn would have to be the most popular time of year here in Central Victoria for gold chasers. Stable weather patterns coupled with mild temperatures make for the perfect nugget-hunting scenario.[Read more]
Digging for Gold at the Back of Beyond
By John Mack
It would be hard to find a more challenging and remote place to search for gold in the 1880s than Arltunga, in what is today the Northern Territory but back then was still South Australia.  [Read more]
Caravanning for Agates and Topaz
By Ken Ellis
After a few days fossicking in the Cloncurry area, Julie and I were ready for a change of scenery. We also had to be in Cairns in 10 days time and I wanted to fit in some more fossicking first.  [Read more]
The Old Yandi Dish Patch
By Birdman
When you prospect a new area for the first time, you generally start off feeling optimistic, with a sense of anticipation that you might get onto something good at any moment.  [Read more]

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’ [...]