Centenary of ANZAC: Military Relic Hunt.

To commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC we visit one of our favourite WW2 camp areas, and are rewarded to find some recent clearing activity has opened up a hitherto ‘undetectable’ area.

Following the hunt we visit the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour, recently established in memory of the Diggers who have fallen in Australia’s most recent conflict.

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.

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Gemboree 2015 – Horsham, Victoria.

If you are in Horsham, Victoria, over the Easter long weekend, we will be at the Gemboree 2015 with Garrett Australia & Cordell Kent from The Mining Exchange Gold Shop, Ballarat. Drop by and 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! Warren.
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Metal Detecting WW2 Australian Army 2/21st Camp: Garrett AT Pro International.

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.

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The Civil War Collection of Charlie Harris.

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.

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Metal Detecting the “Illegal Casino” – The Return: Garrett AT Pro International.

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.
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Garrett Pro-Pointer AT.

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.

The 'sweet' spot' on the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT with a 0.15 gram nugget.

The ‘sweet’ spot’ on the Garrett Pro-Pointer AT with a 0.15 gram nugget.

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Garrett Pro-Pointer AT: Australian Field Test.

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.
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1880s Australian Ghost Town & Silver Smelter. Garrett AT Pro.

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.

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Prospecting The Sierra Nevadas (Part 2): Garrett ATX/AT Gold.

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.

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