In Part 1 of a 3-part series, we visit the scant remnants of ‘Malaytown’, which existed up until the late 1880s. In June 1888, following 3 brutal murders, this was the scene of violent anti-Asian race riots where all Asian immigrants were driven from the area and ‘Malaytown’ was burnt to the ground and completely destroyed. The local constabulary held around 80 immigrants, mostly Malays and Chinese, on a prison hulk for their own safety while the riots continued for 3-4 days. We make some interesting initial finds on the site, with more to come in Parts 2 and 3. Apologies for the wind noise on the audio – we need to upgrade our recording equipment! Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.
Join us in glorious North Queensland winter weather for a visit to a tiny silver mining town which existed for just a few years in the 1890s. Pocket watch relics, harmonica reeds and old buckles are just a few of the finds. The real ‘prize’ of the outing was an incidental find – a pristine Hamilton Patent ‘torpedo’ soda bottle, manufactured by Ross’s, Belfast, in the 1880s. We hope you enjoy our day out and the excessively lengthy ‘drive-in, drive-out’ sequences. Happy Fossicking everyone! Colleen and Warren. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
We make a return visit to an 1880’s hotel site and following a spot of metal detecting with the Garrett AT Pro, discover an ‘undiscovered’ bottle dump where we unearth some nice 19th century bottles and relics. On the journey out, we explore some abandoned Victorian-era steam relics left over from the gold rush. We hope you enjoy this outing in the beautiful Gulf Savannah of North Queensland. Happy Hunting! Colleen and Warren. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
Join with Warren from NQ Explorers with his Garrett ATX and Professional Prospector Campbell with his Minelab GPX under power transmission lines in very highly mineralized W.A. goldfields conditions. As a professional, until recently Campbell has been a long-time Minelab user but now uses the ATX as his principle prospecting detector. The ATX operates with characteristic stability and easily detects sub-gram gold directly under power lines. We also use the ATX in a pit on an active mining lease detecting reef gold alongside operating excavating plant. Once again the ATX demonstrates superior shielding to EMR. www.nqexplorers.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au www.outdoortactical.com.au
Join with us for a couple of beers around the campfire with two Western Australian Professional Prospectors – Matt and Campbell, who now use the Garrett ATX as the primary pulse induction metal detector in their arsenal. Matt and Campbell explain their reasons for converting to the ATX, discussing such features as threshold stability in the highly mineralized W.A. goldfields, detecting W.A. salt lakes, EMR shielding and the usefulness of the Iron Check feature. This is Part 1 of a series of videos filmed entirely on location in the beautiful Eastern Goldfields of W.A.
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Join with us on our second sortie to a 1943/44 tent encampment area of the Australian Army’s 25th Brigade, 7th Infantry Division. Colleen unearths ‘find of the day’ — a Sterling Silver Florin, along with some other nice military relics and pieces of Australian history. Thanks for watching and commenting and Happy Fossicking everyone! Colleen and Warren.
Although we have been coin and relic hunting for many years, it wasn’t until March 2011 that we joined YouTube and uploaded our first NQ Explorers video. Since that time we have amassed over 1,000,000 views on our metal detecting videos. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our many good mates and subscribers from all over the world who share in our adventures. As this video is only just over 3 minutes in length, we have uploaded it in full High Definition 1080p, so please adjust your YouTube settings accordingly, and re-live some of our finds from the last 3 years. Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.
Join with us for a spot of relic and coin hunting at the site of a 1880s ‘ghost town’ in North Queensland. We have a look at a bit of the unique history of the site and also interesting fossils dating back some 400 million years. We hope you enjoy our day out on a (relatively) wintery North Queensland day. Please note that some areas of this site are heritage listed, and that no relic hunting was carried out in these designated zones. Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.
Join with us on our 8th and final sortie to a WW2 R.A.A.F. Operational Air Base. We have done well over 100 hours metal detecting the main camp area and the finds in this video reflect all that prior activity. To this end, we have included some ‘bonus footage’ after the outing, highlighting some of the ‘live digs’ and looking back at our time on the site. We hope you enjoy this last trip to a spot which we have enjoyed exploring over the last 2 years or so. Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.