We spend a couple of hours detecting an area of a WW2 Hospital site which was hitherto inaccessible due to very dense lantana undergrowth. A fire had cleaned the area up so in we went — but right from the start Colleen was hitting the finds one after the other and so my detector was put away and I just followed here around with the camera! Amazing surface finds for a WW2 site that has lain undisturbed for 70 years, a “Rising Sun”, possibly from an AANS Nurse’s uniform, and a ‘sunbaking’ ‘AUSTRALIA’. We hope you enjoy this short video and the associated historical information. Happy Hunting! Colleen and Warren.
A short explanation of the Discrimination feature on the Garrett ATX, and how it will effect detection of low-conductivity targets at depth. Setting any level of discrimination advances the time delay that the detector will read the return pulse from a detected target. The return pulse on small, low conductive targets (such as small gold nuggets) quickly decays and setting any discrimination may result on the loss of detection of these targets. We hope you find this short video informative, and look forward to bringing you goldfields prospecting videos in the coming months. Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.
We make another visit to the site of an early 20th Century Canecutter’s Social Club – widely known as an illegal “Casino”. The original building was constructed in the late 19th Century for the large numbers of migrant canecutters employed on the North Queensland canefields. During one wild New Year’s bash it burnt down early on the morning of January 1st, 1928 – but was quickly rebuilt and continued to operate as “The Casino”! Happy Hunting everyone! Colleen & Warren
We head into the deep rainforest of North Queensland on the trail of the ‘Old Timers’ who discovered alluvial gold in the area in the late 1800s. Although the stream is only known to produce fine alluvial gold, we nevertheless give the ATX a run in the fresh water fitted with the sensitive 8” monoloop coil. No targets come to light so out comes the prospecting pan and a trace of ‘colour’ shows we are in the right area. The intriguing thing about this alluvial gold is that the source has never been found – possibly an undiscovered reef upstream or perhaps the area has been isolated geologically from the source tens of thousands of years ago? In any event, a great day out in idyllic country and a good way to waste a few hours! Thanks for watching and subscribing.
A recent trip to the North Queensland goldfields with the new Garrett ATX unearths a complex mineral ore specimen in some ‘Old Timer’s’ gold workings from the 1870s. The specimen is principally Galena with Native Copper and Native Silver evident. The target gave a very strong repeatable signal on the ATX (stock DD coil) and was located at approximately 8 inches depth. Shortly after, Colleen and her AT Gold go on to discover an ‘Old Timer’s’ camp (possibly associated with the gold workings where the mineral specimen was unearthed) where she recovers some lovely relics from the 19th Century. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
Our next adventure is a return to the site of an early 1900s Cane Cutters Social Club, widely regarded as an illegal ‘casino’. We have been visiting this site for many years and it rarely fails to deliver. This is the last year of the ratoon cane crop, so next harvest the field will be deeply cultivated, bringing more coins and relics to the surface. Our video will be uploaded in the coming days. Happy Fossicking everyone! Colleen & Warren.
We return to the abandoned coal town of Mt Mulligan in Far North Queensland for a family outing. It has been over 12 months since we have visited one of our favourite locations. After a brief training session, NQ style, family members armed with no less than 6 Garrett detectors (2 x AT Pros, an AT Gold, 2 x ACE 250s and an ACE 150) join us for a great day out to a very historic location in the remote Australian bush. Colleen’s sister Barbara digs her very first coin — a .925 Threepence, her husband Rob goes on to unearth a 1925 Shilling, Louie picks up a beautiful 1939 Shilling and a 1916 Shilling also comes to light. Thanks for watching and subscribing! www.nqexplorers.com www.facebook.com/nqexplorers www.garrettaustralia.com.au Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.
Not all metal detecting outings come up with the ‘goodies’ — this video presents a day out in the Australian bush searching for a WW2 campsite. Our research had lead us to a rugged mountainous area where we hoped to be the ‘first in’. The day didn’t turn out that way so we fell back to one of our old favourite sites in the hope of saving the day with a few nice relics. Thanks for watching and subscribing! www.nqexplorers.com www.facebook.com/nqexplorers www.garrettaustralia.com.au
We would like to thank everyone who watches our metal detecting adventures and comments on our videos – we hope that we have replied to all your great comments and we have plenty of expeditions planned for 2014 including gold prospecting trips, visits to long-forgotten historical sites and remote WW2 camp areas. We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a great 2014! Colleen and Warren.
Our very good YouTube mate, Hugh – or farenheit1100 as he is known on YouTube, sent us a fantastic Christmas present. The U.S. Flag was actually flown over the USS Arizona Memorial, and the item on the right is the front grip from the famous Australian Owen sub-machine gun. These items will take pride of place in our military collection.
Please take the time to visit Hugh’s channel: www.youtube.com/user/farenheit1100 – he has a wealth of information on there for ‘new chums’ to the hobby, and he is an expert on weapons and munitions from all periods of history. So if you can’t identify that mysterious piece of ammunition you have dug up – contact Hugh!