October 2012 Articles


A Trio of Great Finds
By Hoover
The one thing that metal detecting is sure to do is spark an interest in Australian history. I was never much of a history buff but at school but when you unearth an unexpected item ... [...]

Snakes in the grass
By Dig
Most readers would be familiar with the sayings ‘a snake in the grass’ and ‘there’s nothing new under the sun’ but when it comes to gold, no truer words have ever been spoken.. ..... [...]

Not just another cricket buckle
By NSC
A sudden knee injury had caused me to miss some prime time detecting time and though winter was fast approaching, I was itching to get back into it after the operation and rehab period. ..... [...]

Fossicking for Greenstone in the Shaky Isles
By Ann O’Driscoll
After attending a family wedding in Auckland we had the opportunity to try our hand at fossicking for gemstones in the South Island of New Zealand and our base was to be Hokitika, the home of greenstone....[...]

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’ [...]