Metal Detecting Goldfields Relics II: Victorian Silver: Garrett AT Pro: GTI-2500.

Part II: Our continuing adventure at an 1876 North Queensland Goldfields site, where we discover some more goldfield relics left behind by the ‘Old Timers’, including more Victorian silver, this time a beautiful little sixpence that has been through many, many, hands long ago! The hunt also turns up a Sheffield Silver Teaspoon Hallmarked 1866, and other historic relics. Thanks for watching and subscribing, please visit our blog www.nqexplorers.com

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75 thoughts on “Metal Detecting Goldfields Relics II: Victorian Silver: Garrett AT Pro: GTI-2500.

  1. Thanks Pete, hope to see you out again soon once the arm is back to full operational status. We are heading out west again soon for some goldfield hunts and more panning and rocker box action – Happy Hunting mate!

  2. [..YouTube..] Thanks Pete, hope to see you out again soon once the arm is back to full operational status. We are heading out west again soon for some goldfield hunts and more panning and rocker box action – Happy Hunting mate!

  3. What a fantastic video. What shame the pub site has been bulldozed but you recovered a beautiful old sixpence. I’m straining at the bit here Warren wanting to get out to the gold fields after watching your video. Keep ’em coming Mate. Cheers, Pete

  4. [..YouTube..] What a fantastic video. What shame the pub site has been bulldozed but you recovered a beautiful old sixpence. I’m straining at the bit here Warren wanting to get out to the gold fields after watching your video. Keep ’em coming Mate. Cheers, Pete

  5. Thanks for watching John, agree the surface finds are pretty amazing given they have been there over 100 years! But it is shallow rocky soil with little topsoil, and heavy rain washes the soil off even the shallow targets – sometimes you get the coins on top! Best wishes mate, hope you get out soon – GL and HH!

  6. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching John, agree the surface finds are pretty amazing given they have been there over 100 years! But it is shallow rocky soil with little topsoil, and heavy rain washes the soil off even the shallow targets – sometimes you get the coins on top! Best wishes mate, hope you get out soon – GL and HH!

  7. The old kettle repair looks like it’s still going strong lol. Another very interesting vid Warren and mrs NQ is still finding some great finds too. It’s amazing that you are finding so many surface finds. I’m finding them same 1800’s buttons at 7 to 8 inches down, must be something to do with all the rain we have over here in the Uk.
    Thanks for showing matey!!!.
    John.

  8. [..YouTube..] The old kettle repair looks like it’s still going strong lol. Another very interesting vid Warren and mrs NQ is still finding some great finds too. It’s amazing that you are finding so many surface finds. I’m finding them same 1800’s buttons at 7 to 8 inches down, must be something to do with all the rain we have over here in the Uk.
    Thanks for showing matey!!!.
    John.

  9. Thanks for watching Willo – thoroughly agree, especially the variety in the landscapes in the goldfields – as you would know from your own recent experience. Going back in a few weeks and hope really get into the gold cradling processing some gravel, as the grass is really too high to detect on the slopes, and Colleen will go hunting for the relics with the ATPro along the creeks and in the old campsites. HH mate!

  10. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Willo – thoroughly agree, especially the variety in the landscapes in the goldfields – as you would know from your own recent experience. Going back in a few weeks and hope really get into the gold cradling processing some gravel, as the grass is really too high to detect on the slopes, and Colleen will go hunting for the relics with the ATPro along the creeks and in the old campsites. HH mate!

  11. A fantastic few days away. Nothing beats it and with some nice relics thrown in it doesnt get any better. Thanks very much for taking us on the journey – its amazing how diverse the landscapes are throughout our big country!

  12. [..YouTube..] A fantastic few days away. Nothing beats it and with some nice relics thrown in it doesnt get any better. Thanks very much for taking us on the journey – its amazing how diverse the landscapes are throughout our big country!

  13. Thanks for your comments Magpie, I guess all the gold in Wales was ‘black gold’ LOL. All States of Australia have varying laws, most require Government Licences, in Queensland we have to purchase a “Fossicker’s License” (around $50 for a family licence for a year). Plus you need the permission of the land owner (or lease holder of Crown Land), to fossick. But generally there is no problem with access and permission, and there are literally thousands of square kilometres available! GL and HH!

  14. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Magpie, I guess all the gold in Wales was ‘black gold’ LOL. All States of Australia have varying laws, most require Government Licences, in Queensland we have to purchase a “Fossicker’s License” (around $50 for a family licence for a year). Plus you need the permission of the land owner (or lease holder of Crown Land), to fossick. But generally there is no problem with access and permission, and there are literally thousands of square kilometres available! GL and HH!

  15. Thanks for watching MrT, hope you enjoyed our outing, going back up there in the coming weeks and hope to post a Part III and Part IV (provided we find something LOL) GL and HH mate!

  16. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching MrT, hope you enjoyed our outing, going back up there in the coming weeks and hope to post a Part III and Part IV (provided we find something LOL) GL and HH mate!

  17. Thanks Jack, appreciate your comments mate, thoroughly enjoy your videos too – you get to some great old places over there in the West! HH mate!

  18. Thanks for commenting Lightpoacher, regarding snakes, the answer is yes we come across them occasionally, but I guess we make enough noise to scare most off – having said that, the world’s most deadly snake, the Western Taipan, lives in this area, and they are very aggressive snakes. A good first aid kit, good radios (and common sense) are always required though. We have had a few exciting encounters over the years. Our policy is if we spot a big snake, try another area LOL. GL and HH mate!

  19. [..YouTube..] Thanks for commenting Lightpoacher, regarding snakes, the answer is yes we come across them occasionally, but I guess we make enough noise to scare most off – having said that, the world’s most deadly snake, the Western Taipan, lives in this area, and they are very aggressive snakes. A good first aid kit, good radios (and common sense) are always required though. We have had a few exciting encounters over the years. Our policy is if we spot a big snake, try another area LOL. GL and HH mate!

  20. Thanks for commenting Mars, regarding snakes, the answer is yes we come across them occasionally, but I guess we make enough noise to scare most off – having said that, the world’s most deadly snake, the Western Taipan, lives in this area, and they are very aggressive snakes. A good first aid kit, good radios (and common sense) are always required though. We have had a few exciting encounters over the years. Our policy is if we spot a big snake, try another area LOL. GL and HH mate!

  21. [..YouTube..] Thanks for commenting Mars, regarding snakes, the answer is yes we come across them occasionally, but I guess we make enough noise to scare most off – having said that, the world’s most deadly snake, the Western Taipan, lives in this area, and they are very aggressive snakes. A good first aid kit, good radios (and common sense) are always required though. We have had a few exciting encounters over the years. Our policy is if we spot a big snake, try another area LOL. GL and HH mate!

  22. G’day Rich. All States of Australia have varying laws regarding prospecting, most require Government Licences, in Queensland we have to purchase a “Fossicker’s License” (around $50 for a family licence for a year). Plus you need the permission of the land owner (or lease holder of Crown Land), to fossick. In the goldfields we occasionally meet other fossickers, but rarely come across anyone metal detecting in the places we do, for relics. There is plenty of room for all of us! LOL. GL and HH!

  23. [..YouTube..] G’day Rich. All States of Australia have varying laws regarding prospecting, most require Government Licences, in Queensland we have to purchase a “Fossicker’s License” (around $50 for a family licence for a year). Plus you need the permission of the land owner (or lease holder of Crown Land), to fossick. In the goldfields we occasionally meet other fossickers, but rarely come across anyone metal detecting in the places we do, for relics. There is plenty of room for all of us! LOL. GL and HH!

  24. Thanks for watching MagicWands. Weather here is glorious in Autumn and Winter – as we are in the tropics (16 degrees south latitude). Daytime temps in Autumn are around 30 degrees C and down to around 22 C at night (sometimes as cold as 16 degrees C). So we don’t really suffer a ‘winter’ like you blokes! GL and HH!

  25. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching MagicWands. Weather here is glorious in Autumn and Winter – as we are in the tropics (16 degrees south latitude). Daytime temps in Autumn are around 30 degrees C and down to around 22 C at night (sometimes as cold as 16 degrees C). So we don’t really suffer a ‘winter’ like you blokes! GL and HH!

  26. Thanks for your comments 88, great to have you along with us – we well be back up in the goldfields in the coming weeks – and hope to post Parts III and IV! HH mate!

  27. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments 88, great to have you along with us – we well be back up in the goldfields in the coming weeks – and hope to post Parts III and IV! HH mate!

  28. [..YouTube..] I always enjoy it when you talk a little about the types of plants we see in your videos along with the history of the spot and finds. Now I know what Rubber Vine is. Just a thought, with all that high grass and scrub around I would think that is a great spot to run into snakes and poisonous spiders. Do you have any “encounters” or are they just not around that area? Congrats on the silver! She is well loved but still beautiful. HH

  29. [..YouTube..] A very exciting hunt in the gold fields with some cool finds. As always, I very much appreciate the history and photos of the gold camps, but I wonder, do you need a licence to purposefully hunt for gold in Aus? That buckle is a real beauty and in cracking condition too. The viccy coin maybe flat on one side, but the other is clear to id it as a silver coin. Aus is a very big continent, but do you ever meet other MDer’s out there? Thanks for the great video. GL & HH Warren. 😀

  30. Mate nice finds. Beautiful country . With regards to UHF radios. 5 watt handhelds are the go. Puxing from china are good little radios. $40 each. And last for years. Model. 777 . And your car should be running at least 100 watts . I run a 110 watt Motorolla 128 channel UHF. Most truckies do .. Remember. If your in need of help. 110 watts on top of a hill with a 6 or 9 db antenae will carry signal over 300 klms. Channel 5 is monitored around Australia for emergencies .. Every police car in Australia can transmitt and recieve on channel 5 UHF too. .. FYI. .. Regards Shane. Luv the vids.

  31. [..YouTube..] another great video NQ very interesting,love the history with it, christ mate wish we had your bloody weather over here,good luck on your next hunt,best wishes
    pat

  32. [..YouTube..] OK..got past the intro this time NQ…and as I suspected..another great adventure and presentation. Mrs NQ – well done. Nice to see you have good safety comms in use. Mrs NQ..please check batteries are in both walkie talkies before heading out. LOL. Amazing find that Vicky 6p. really enjoyed the video – great location. Check if Jim’s Mowing can help with that grass. LOL. I thought the camera work was particularly steady in this video too. Mate. Cheers guys GL & HH

  33. [..YouTube..] you would think that there would be many more coins lost in an area like that,,must have been a busy place in its hayday,still you had some great finds ,,another very good video

  34. [..YouTube..] I ticked the Like Button at 00:33…I know the rest of the movie is going to be great..but you won my vote at the intro…again. Back later after watching rest of movie. Cheers GL & HH

  35. [..YouTube..] NQE,
    Well done on the Vicky silver mate. A bit of backburning would probably help with the swing length. A beautiful spot to find your pot of gold and a bit warmer than Ballarat in the middle of winter.

  36. [..YouTube..] Love your video’s always informative and fun to watch .I have a vision of broken suspender belt’s lost trouser buttons and dropped coins lol .Sounds fun back then.
    Thanks again for sharing and HH.