October 2013 Articles


Long Gully Gold Aplenty
By Trusty
Early winter must be every north Queensland gold fossicker’s favourite time of year. After spending the hottest time of the year from November through to early March sitting at home reading past issues of Gold Gem & Treasure magazine in a desperate [...]

On Tour in Western Australia
By Go West
In May of this year I joined up with a group of 15 other keen prospectors to go on a gold prospecting tour in Western Australia. I chose to join a group led by Darren Kamp of The Gold & Relics Company which is based in Victoria. Why join a WA tour run by    [...]

First Blood at Eureka…Lest We Forget
By N. A. Kirk
The Eureka Stockade massacre on the Ballarat goldfield was without doubt a watershed moment in our history though sadly, the average Australian is probably totally ignorant of its significance. It’s not taught in schools and it’s simply too long ago.  [...]

Detecting an 1830s British Army Camp
By Dave (Jarhead) Holland 
The British soldiers who formed part of the ‘lonely garrison’ – as duty in the colony of Australia was known – were as far from Mother England as it was possible to be (save for a posting to New Zealand) and had been assigned a duty that some   [...]

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’ [...]