We return to one of our favourite sites where we battle the usual long grass but still manage to turn up some nice WW2 relics, including a ‘Rising Sun’ General Service Badge, an ‘AUSTRALIA’ shoulder flash, and a small dump of medical bottles, along with the usual webbing items and live .303 rounds. We hope you enjoy this outing in relatively tough detecting conditions. Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.
During the NQ Explorers/Garrett Australia visit to the U.S. in November, Steve Moore, Reece Muru and I were privileged to visit the incredible private collection of Mr Charlie Harris in Ooltewah, Tennessee. Charlie has been a Civil War relic hunter for over 45 years and his outstanding collection has been meticulously researched and beautifully displayed. Please enjoy a look around the museum, as Charlie tells the stories of his many and varied relics, and shares with us his life-long love of history and relic hunting. A big thank you to Steve Moore (Garrett) for organizing the visit, and to Reece Muru (Garrett Australia) for his great camera work. Happy Fossicking! Warren & Colleen.
Following the cane harvest in Far North Queensland, we make our annual return to the site of an 1880s Canecutter’s Social Club (the ‘Illegal Casino). Hot, tropical conditions made for tough going but we manage to pull some more coins and relics from a site that has continued to produce for many years now. Colleen tops the board with a nice 1917 Florin, and her brothers Roy and Louie are also along with their Garrett ACE 250s making some great finds. A top day was had by all and we even managed a bit of trainspotting. Hope you enjoy the video. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.
The new Garrett Pro-Pointer AT is much more sensitive than the original Pro-Pointer. Shown is a 0.15 gram nugget which the new detector easily isolated in ‘maximum’ sensitivity mode. The Pro-Pointer AT has a real ‘sweet spot’ on the shaft approximately 1-2cm from the tip (where the nugget is resting), ideal for sifting through excavated soil in a ‘sweeping’ motion to recover those tiny sub-grammers.
A brief introductory video to the new Garrett Pro-Pointer AT, demonstrating underwater and field use and the three sensitivity settings. The Pro-Pointer AT is waterproof to 3 metres/10 feet, and uses a single 9V battery. It also has a lanyard attachment, and comes with a webbing holster for belt or digging pouch attachment. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.
Our new Garrett Propointer AT has just arrived, so we went straight down to the local creek for a test run. We will post a video shortly, showing the adjustable levels of sensitivity, and its ability to isolate small gold nuggets thus reducing recovery time.
Join with us deep in the Great Dividing Range of North Queensland at the site of a long-abandoned silver mining town and smelter. We did a lot of tea-drinking and chatting and exploring and not a lot of detecting, but nevertheless some nice finds came to light, and we meet up with 12-year-old Heath who picks up a nice silver sixpence with his Garrett ACE 150. George Mayer from the NQ Miners Den was also along on a great day out. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.
Join with us again prospecting in the Sierra Nevadas of California with Garrett ATX and AT Gold metal detectors. On this occasion we explored the Forks of Butte Creek. No nuggets came to light but we got some nice California gold in the pan and enjoyed the cameraderie of like-minded prospectors. As a bonus Dave shows us a half-ounce nugget he detected previously with his AT Gold. 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.
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.