September 2012 Articles


Beginner's luck! and then some
By Ron (Bocka) & Jessie
Around Christmas 2008 we decided to get serious about prospecting and purchased a new GPX 4500. We’d read quite a bit about detecting and it sounded like fun so we figured why not ... [...]

A Real Spanish Treat
By NSC
I’d been lucky. The land owner was agreeable to me detecting on his land but he told me there would soon be a building erected on the site so I’d better take advantage of his generosity now rather than later. I thanked him for his hospitality, shook his hand and was off. ..... [...]

A History Lesson at the end of a New CTX3030
By Mark Williams
Recently while doing what I call some reconnaissance work, I was fortunate enough to meet a lovely land owner by the name of Doris. We spent half an hour chatting about the history of the area as she pointed..... [...]

Winter Safaris to the Willows
By John Menadue
There is nothing more relaxing than sitting amongst the trees at the Gem Air Village Caravan Park at the Willows Gemfields in Central Queensland. The peace and tranquillity of the place simply lifts one’s spirit...[...]

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’ [...]