Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting Australian Goldfields Ghost Town. Land Rover Defender.

Metal detecting in the Far North Queensland goldfields. We turn up some lovely old goldfields relics including buttons, bottles, mining tools and a beautiful silver threepence. The video was made over a three-day period metal detecting in the goldfields.

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101 thoughts on “Metal Detecting & Gold Prospecting Australian Goldfields Ghost Town. Land Rover Defender.

  1. Thanks for your great comment Antocolbo – always appreciated mate! Those creeks are very old and as you point out, very warn quartz seams – where the ‘old timers’ chased the alluvial gold! Happy Prospecting mate! Warren.

  2. What I was told about all those broken top bottles was they seldom had a bottle opener handy, just crack the top off with what ever they had handy…especially interesting seeing the depth of the layers at the side of the creek and how worn the quartz was. For a dry spot, it must have taken a long time to wear down those rocks.

  3. Thanks for your great comment madgoldnz, history is a very important part of the hobby and puts all the finds in context. Appreciate you watching mate – Happy Hunting!

  4. I enjoy the fact that you know some history and stories on the area you are searching. Many other detectorists don’t, and that’s probably the reason a lot of them don’t seem to do very well…

  5. No nuggets Alexsusik, just the fine gold at the end of the video – thanks for watching mate and Happy Prospecting!

  6. Thanks for watching and commenting, yes very dry out west at the time, the first of the ‘wet season’ storms usually start in November before the onset of the true ‘wet’ around Christmas, at that time most of the country in the video is inaccessible as all the creeks flood and the tracks are impassable. Best wishes and HH.

  7. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching and commenting, yes very dry out west at the time, the first of the ‘wet season’ storms usually start in November before the onset of the true ‘wet’ around Christmas, at that time most of the country in the video is inaccessible as all the creeks flood and the tracks are impassable. Best wishes and HH.

  8. [..YouTube..] @NeatComposition
    Thanks for watching and commenting, yes very dry out west at the time, the first of the ‘wet season’ storms usually start in November before the onset of the true ‘wet’ around Christmas, at that time most of the country in the video is inaccessible as all the creeks flood and the tracks are impassable. Best wishes and HH.

  9. [..YouTube..] @NeatComposition
    Thanks for watching and commenting, yes very dry out west at the time, the first of the ‘wet season’ storms usually start in November before the onset of the true ‘wet’ around Christmas, at that time most of the country in the video is inaccessible as all the creeks flood and the tracks are impassable. Best wishes and HH.

  10. Good video, get a real feeling for the search area, pleasant story line and certanly a million times dryer where you are than here, lol.
    HH m8

  11. LOL thanks mate. The hat is getting too big for its head, with all this attention its getting. May head off and have its own adventures LOL. Thanks for watching mate HH.

  12. [..YouTube..] LOL thanks mate. The hat is getting too big for its head, with all this attention its getting. May head off and have its own adventures LOL. Thanks for watching mate HH.

  13. [..YouTube..] LOL thanks mate. The hat is getting too big for its head, with all this attention its getting. May head off and have its own adventures LOL. Thanks for watching mate HH.

  14. Thanks Iroc, the great thing about YouTube is that you can watch yourself find stuff all over again LOL. We love getting out in that country. Theres always a lot of wandering about and exploring, occasionally interrupted by some metal detecting LOL. HH mate.

  15. [..YouTube..] Thanks Iroc, the great thing about YouTube is that you can watch yourself find stuff all over again LOL. We love getting out in that country. Theres always a lot of wandering about and exploring, occasionally interrupted by some metal detecting LOL. HH mate.

  16. [..YouTube..] @IrocOn2
    Thanks Iroc, the great thing about YouTube is that you can watch yourself find stuff all over again LOL. We love getting out in that country. Theres always a lot of wandering about and exploring, occasionally interrupted by some metal detecting LOL. HH mate.

  17. [..YouTube..] @IrocOn2
    Thanks Iroc, the great thing about YouTube is that you can watch yourself find stuff all over again LOL. We love getting out in that country. Theres always a lot of wandering about and exploring, occasionally interrupted by some metal detecting LOL. HH mate.

  18. You had me at INXS…and then there was a Detecting movie…without one bit of “padding” [LOL Mrs NQ]. What a great trip – and it just goes to show how much excitement / enjoyment can be had. Haven’t been in that area for 45 years. great to see it today. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us all. Cheers mate.

  19. [..YouTube..] You had me at INXS…and then there was a Detecting movie…without one bit of “padding” [LOL Mrs NQ]. What a great trip – and it just goes to show how much excitement / enjoyment can be had. Haven’t been in that area for 45 years. great to see it today. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us all. Cheers mate.

  20. [..YouTube..] You had me at INXS…and then there was a Detecting movie…without one bit of “padding” [LOL Mrs NQ]. What a great trip – and it just goes to show how much excitement / enjoyment can be had. Haven’t been in that area for 45 years. great to see it today. Thanks for sharing the adventure with us all. Cheers mate.

  21. Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment. We’ll be back out there next month and will make another video. HH and best of luck on your next trip out.

  22. [..YouTube..] Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment. We’ll be back out there next month and will make another video. HH and best of luck on your next trip out.

  23. [..YouTube..] @hellsmetaldetecting
    Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment. We’ll be back out there next month and will make another video. HH and best of luck on your next trip out.

  24. [..YouTube..] @hellsmetaldetecting
    Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment. We’ll be back out there next month and will make another video. HH and best of luck on your next trip out.

  25. This was some of an adventure and a great video! I like the way you give info about the place and finds. Keep those nice vids comming my friend! HH

  26. Thanks for watching RRR, we seem to have a lot of the metal matchboxes in the goldfields over here, actually as they break down into smaller pieces of flat tin, they are a real menace at times when coin hunting LOL. Cheers mate and Happy Hunting.

  27. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching RRR, we seem to have a lot of the metal matchboxes in the goldfields over here, actually as they break down into smaller pieces of flat tin, they are a real menace at times when coin hunting LOL. Cheers mate and Happy Hunting.

  28. [..YouTube..] @realredrebel
    Thanks for watching RRR, we seem to have a lot of the metal matchboxes in the goldfields over here, actually as they break down into smaller pieces of flat tin, they are a real menace at times when coin hunting LOL. Cheers mate and Happy Hunting.

  29. [..YouTube..] @realredrebel
    Thanks for watching RRR, we seem to have a lot of the metal matchboxes in the goldfields over here, actually as they break down into smaller pieces of flat tin, they are a real menace at times when coin hunting LOL. Cheers mate and Happy Hunting.

  30. Great adventure… Well Done… Interesting history… Congrats on the finds.. I have never seen a metal match box before.. I think I would call that the find of the day… Best of luck.

  31. [..YouTube..] Great adventure… Well Done… Interesting history… Congrats on the finds.. I have never seen a metal match box before.. I think I would call that the find of the day… Best of luck.

  32. [..YouTube..] Great adventure… Well Done… Interesting history… Congrats on the finds.. I have never seen a metal match box before.. I think I would call that the find of the day… Best of luck.

  33. Thanks for taking the time to watch the video John, unfortunately for all you viewers YouTube has allowed me to go past 15 minutes LOL. HH mate and best of luck.

  34. [..YouTube..] Thanks for taking the time to watch the video John, unfortunately for all you viewers YouTube has allowed me to go past 15 minutes LOL. HH mate and best of luck.

  35. [..YouTube..] @OLDGOLD1100
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video John, unfortunately for all you viewers YouTube has allowed me to go past 15 minutes LOL. HH mate and best of luck.

  36. [..YouTube..] @OLDGOLD1100
    Thanks for taking the time to watch the video John, unfortunately for all you viewers YouTube has allowed me to go past 15 minutes LOL. HH mate and best of luck.

  37. Thanks Ian, yep we really love those Victorian coins, and they are what we predominantly get on the goldfields up here. Best thing about making a video is that you can relive the moment yourself when you get home LOL. Thanks for watching mate, really enjoying your current series. HH.

  38. [..YouTube..] Thanks Ian, yep we really love those Victorian coins, and they are what we predominantly get on the goldfields up here. Best thing about making a video is that you can relive the moment yourself when you get home LOL. Thanks for watching mate, really enjoying your current series. HH.

  39. [..YouTube..] @Janhyooz
    Thanks Ian, yep we really love those Victorian coins, and they are what we predominantly get on the goldfields up here. Best thing about making a video is that you can relive the moment yourself when you get home LOL. Thanks for watching mate, really enjoying your current series. HH.

  40. [..YouTube..] @Janhyooz
    Thanks Ian, yep we really love those Victorian coins, and they are what we predominantly get on the goldfields up here. Best thing about making a video is that you can relive the moment yourself when you get home LOL. Thanks for watching mate, really enjoying your current series. HH.

  41. Thanks for watching Kmac and glad you found it interesting. Looking forward to our next trip too. Best wishes and HH.

  42. Thanks for watching Visby, I like your suggestion, we will be going our there camping on the spot for 8 or 9 days next trip, looking forward to it too. Happy hunting mate, keep the great videos coming.

  43. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Visby, I like your suggestion, we will be going our there camping on the spot for 8 or 9 days next trip, looking forward to it too. Happy hunting mate, keep the great videos coming.

  44. [..YouTube..] @Visby87
    Thanks for watching Visby, I like your suggestion, we will be going our there camping on the spot for 8 or 9 days next trip, looking forward to it too. Happy hunting mate, keep the great videos coming.

  45. [..YouTube..] @Visby87
    Thanks for watching Visby, I like your suggestion, we will be going our there camping on the spot for 8 or 9 days next trip, looking forward to it too. Happy hunting mate, keep the great videos coming.

  46. Yet another cracking video, mate, really neat finds, congrats on the vickie thruppence, I really like those. All the best & HH, Ian.

  47. That was so interesting, I watched it twice. Loved the finds, looking forward to seeing what else comes out of that area.
    Good luck for next time matey!!!.

  48. [..YouTube..] That was so interesting, I watched it twice. Loved the finds, looking forward to seeing what else comes out of that area.
    Good luck for next time matey!!!.

  49. [..YouTube..] Another great video – looking forward to the next and your return to the gold fields. Good geology tip about checking out gullies to see what the rock is doing.
    Great song at the intro also. K

  50. [..YouTube..] Another great video – looking forward to the next and your return to the gold fields. Good geology tip about checking out gullies to see what the rock is doing.
    Great song at the intro also. K

  51. [..YouTube..] Hi NQE, good video and fine rellics, wonder if there is some nuggets there? 😉 You going back to check hu? I would camp 24/7 one week and get the gold 😉

    Loking forward to the next video, and i will check under the buches more often! Best of luck mate!

  52. [..YouTube..] Hi NQE, good video and fine rellics, wonder if there is some nuggets there? 😉 You going back to check hu? I would camp 24/7 one week and get the gold 😉

    Loking forward to the next video, and i will check under the buches more often! Best of luck mate!

  53. [..YouTube..] Once again, a great video NQ. I like the commentary and tips.
    I especially like the way you can find an old rusty object and make it talk – make it tell us it’s story; how it got there, who was using it, the tall tales it overheard.

    Well done.

  54. [..YouTube..] @NQExplorers thanks for the encouraging words, i really think this is going to be for me 🙂 but tell me, are you more excited when you find gold or silver? and yes i do realise gold is a lot more expensive. I think the money is going to be in silver in the long run myself, from what im hearing.