Join is in the final instalment of our Western Queensland adventure where we visit an Australian Ghost Town with a difference. This site has two distinct periods of occupation, which is reflected in the targets recovered. Featured are a couple of ‘sunbaking’ silver coins, including a 1956 ‘Two Bob’ (Florin). This will be our last video filmed with the Panasonic Lumix FT-10 at 720HD. All future video will be filmed with the new Lumix FT-6, and uploaded in full 1080HD. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren, Queensland, Australia.
Join with us for the next chapter of our Outback Queensland adventure as we detect an abandoned copper mining township for coins and relics. Colleen is on the board early with a ‘sunbaking’ Chinese Half Cash coin, while a lovely 1873 Victorian Sterling Silver Shilling comes to light late in the afternoon. A short prologue features some nice finds from an 1870s Overland Telegraph Station. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
In this video we make our fourth visit to the site of ‘Malaytown’, which dates from the 1880s. Some great relics and coins come to light once again on a site that has produced many relics in the past – ‘keep going back!’ Thanks for watching and subscribing. Colleen and Warren.
Join with us for a four-hour detecting excursion to an outback ‘ghost town’ that was first settled in the 1880s. We have been to the site on several occasions previously, but on this trip the finds come in thick and fast – a ‘buckle day’, as we recover two magnificent ‘Cricket Buckles’, plus two other ornate Victorian dress buckles, a Victorian Halfpenny and various other historic relics. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
A short video illustrating our latest nugget find with the Garrett ATX, a lovely folded ‘gold leaf’ nugget (the ‘Baby Eagle’), although quite a respectable size it weighed in at a modest 1.85gm due to its very flat and thin, folded leaf gold configuration. The nugget was unearthed on a creek bank bordering a highly mineralized zone comprising ironstone and quartz rubble. Of interest was the fact that there were no ‘old timers’ workings anywhere near the find, so the area warrants more attention. Due to the ancient geology of the area, many of the quartz reefs themselves are long gone, leaving just mineralized rubble and the occasional gold nugget. We have added some scenery from the goldfield to put the find in context. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
Join with us deep in the Great Dividing Range of North Queensland for our third visit to the site of a long-abandoned silver mining town and smelter. On this trip our faithful Land Rover stayed at home and we hitched a lift with our brother-in-law Peter in his Patrol. Once again we did a lot of tea-drinking and chatting and exploring along with the detecting – the finds are always a bonus when you have such a great day in the Aussie bush! Resident local Heath makes a return with his Garrett ACE150 and makes some nice finds too. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.
If you are in Mackay this weekend, drop in and see us in the big yellow and black Garrett Australia marquee – lots of great show specials on Garrett Detectors Friday, Saturday and Sunday (22, 23, 24 May) at the Mackay Home Show and Caravan, Camping Expo. Say g’day and share a few of your bush adventures and stories with us. We will be happy to demonstrate any of the range of Garrett Metal Detectors. See you there!
Gold nuggets and .925 silver recovered with the Garrett ATX in the Golden Triangle, Victoria, Australia. The video includes a ‘start to finish’ live dig on a lovely 2.3 gram solid gold nugget (recovered at a depth of 20cm/8 inches – plus the leaf litter & deadfall), a Sterling Silver 1891 Victoria Threepence, and a second nugget weighing in at 1.0 gram. Thanks for watching and subscribing.
Our commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC continues as we make a return visit one of our favourite WW2 camp areas, and are rewarded to find some recent clearing activity has opened up a hitherto ‘undetectable’ area.
As we both have close relatives who fought in both World Wars, military relic hunting, and the preservation of the relics and the memories of those conflicts, are very close to our hearts. LEST WE FORGET. Colleen & Warren, Queensland, Australia.