September 2011 Articles


The Perth Mint and Australia’s Biggest Nugget Collection
By David Lowe
Due to the usual mix of commitments, prospecting trips have been few and far between lately but I did have the good . [...]

Dog Day Afternoon
By NSC
My wife, Val, and I had planned a weekend trip into the South Australian country to visit Val’s cousin and from some ongoing research into that region. [...]

Rocky meets the Lord of the Rings
By Mike Gawley
I’ve been in Rockhampton for more than three years now and I’ve been metal detecting on weekends most of that time. [...]

The Gateway to Harts Range Gems
By Ken Ellis
My caravanning expertise was getting sharper each day and one of the quickest lessons I’d learned was to slow down. [...]

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’ [...]