September 2013 Articles


370 OUNCES OF YELLOW!
By Gavin Fennell
In late May this year the four of us headed bush to either find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or at least cover all our expenses and then some. We started off in some old ground we’d walked a few years back which had been productive but  [...]

SLUICING ON THE TURON
By John ‘Nugget’ Campbell
If you live in Sydney and want to do a bit of fossicking at a location not too far away, the Turon River near Sofala, NSW, is a popular destination. The quaint historic town is well worth a visit even if you don’t find any of the elusive yellow  stuff.   [...]

An unusual double-header
By Fossicking Jim 
After visiting the WA Mines Department offices to obtain maps of likely places to detect for gold as well as coins and relics, I eventually settled on a location and made plans. [...]

The Latest Mods for Detectors
By Woody 
Modifications (mods) to metal detectors have come a very long way since the early modifications done to the Minelab SD2000 that consisted of selectable frequencies and a small audio booster. Now we update the older components and add variable  [...]

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’ [...]