Join us in the spectacular Sierra Nevadas of California as we try our hand at underwater detecting with ATX and AT Gold metal detectors in the Feather River Canyon. No nuggets came to light on this occasion but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. A big thank you to Joey Wilson, Adventures in Prospecting of Oroville, CA, for organizing this great adventure. Also thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett, and Recce Muru of Garrett Australia for his great camera work.
During our visit to the Garrett Metal Detectors Production Facility in Garland, Texas, we next spoke to Garrett’s Senior Design Engineer, Brent Weaver. Brent is responsible for the design and development of the AT series of detectors, the AT Pro, AT Gold and ATX. Brent outlines the extensive field testing that was undertaken in Australia with the ATX as part of the engineering design process, and also discusses and explains the limitations of single-pulse detectors as opposed to high-end multiple-pulse machines.
Hidden deep in the Australian bush is an abandoned settlement that serviced a molybdenum mine during the period of the First World War. Molybdenum from the mine was exported to England for use in armour plating – the early British tanks were clad in molybdenum steel armour. Scant surface remains and the occasional broken bottle mark the site of this small town which probably had a population never exceeding 50 people. Some nice old relics come to light during the day. We hope you enjoy sharing this experience with us – Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.
On the first detecting adventure of our US tour, we join with veteran relic hunters Steve Moore, Sham Bonner and Randy Schuh on ‘Artillery Hill’ in beautiful East Tennessee. Some great Civil War finds come to light, including Union coat buttons, knapsack brass, buckles, shell frags and some nice dropped bullets and ‘camp lead’. We also visit the historic Holston River Bridge, Strawberry Plains, which changed hands between Confederate and Union forces several times during the war. We hope you enjoy our first day detecting in the field in the U.S.A. A big thanks to Steve Moore from Garrett for organizing this hunt, and to Sham and Randy for allowing us on their permission. Also a big thank you to Reece Muru from Garrett Australia for his great camera work. Please set your YouTube viewer to 720 HD for this video. www.garrett.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au
Our next stop on the U.S. tour is the Garrett Factory in Garland, Texas. Here we have a look around the Garrett Museum before being shown around the production facilities by Mr Vaughan Garrett and Mr Bob Podhrasky. The full range of Garrett metal detectors are manufactured here under one roof, from initial concept and engineering design through to development, production and shipping worldwide. We hope you enjoy this tour as much as we did. www.garrett.com www.garrettaustralia.com.au
On the first leg of our U.S. tour, we visit the Garrett Metal Detectors factory in Garland, Texas. Senior Vice President Mr Vaughan Garrett outlines the history of the company and demonstrates the historic prototype detectors developed by Mr Charles Garrett that lead to the first Garrett Hunter in 1964. In further episodes, we will be visiting the factory floor to see how the detectors are manufactured, and speak to Mr Brent Weaver, Senior Engineer at Garrett. Brent is responsible for the design and development of the AT series of detectors, the AT Pro, AT Gold and ATX.
These holidays join with us as we search for Civil War relics in Tennessee, and prospect for gold in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. We will also be visiting the Garrett Metal Detectors factory in Garland, Texas and speaking with key personnel, along with a tour of the factory floor where all the Garrett detectors are manufactured. We hope you enjoy this upcoming series of videos from our visit to the USA with Garrett Australia.
Colleen returns to the editors desk with this 11 minute extravaganza as we join with fellow relic hunter Glen at the site of a WW2 Australian Army Heavy Coastal Defence Battery. Some nice old military relics come to light in a very scenic seaside location.
In Part 3 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. On this outing we unearth some interesting relics and coins and return to the nearby bottle dump to see what lies hidden. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.
In Part 2 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. On this outing we unearth some interesting relics and coins, in addition to a pristine pre-Federation Queensland Colonial Forces Mounted Infantry tunic button. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen.