WW2 Relic Hunting Australian Army Camp: Garrett GTI2500.

We make our first visit to a site initially established by elements of the 9th Australian Infantry Division, 2nd AIF in 1943, and later utilized in 1944 by the 7th Division upon it’s return from heavy fighting along the Kokoda Track and the north coast of New Guinea. We pick up some great military relics and unearth a Digger’s “Coin Spill”! Apologies for the inordinate length of this video – principally due to the excessive number of ‘live’ digs performed! Thanks for watching and please take the time to visit our site www.nqexplorers.com. Happy Hunting everyone!

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75 thoughts on “WW2 Relic Hunting Australian Army Camp: Garrett GTI2500.

  1. love collecting coins.would love and appreciate it even more if i knew how to search and find them!!
    Are all detectors the same or do some find different objects better than others?
    cheers!

  2. [..YouTube..] love collecting coins.would love and appreciate it even more if i knew how to search and find them!!
    Are all detectors the same or do some find different objects better than others?
    cheers!

  3. Thanks for watching and commenting Rob, the place could probably stand a few more visits LOL. Sure to be more coins and relics lying in wait! Best wishes and HH mate!

  4. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching and commenting Rob, the place could probably stand a few more visits LOL. Sure to be more coins and relics lying in wait! Best wishes and HH mate!

  5. Thanks for your great comments Jimmy, and glad you enjoyed the video mate, as we also enjoy yours – you are doin’ us Aussies proud too mate, YOU BEAUTY! LOL. GL and HH!

  6. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your great comments Jimmy, and glad you enjoyed the video mate, as we also enjoy yours – you are doin’ us Aussies proud too mate, YOU BEAUTY! LOL. GL and HH!

  7. Thanks for watching Jack, I have been to the site again, and realized that what you say is correct, the “eroded gullies” are more than likely old slit trenches. HH mate!

  8. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Jack, I have been to the site again, and realized that what you say is correct, the “eroded gullies” are more than likely old slit trenches. HH mate!

  9. with the 1943 hospital i detect, the army museum local one, says the drains i finding are part of the slit trenches built in case of a attack. around the 200 odd tents their is dozens of slit trenches mostly filled in eroded soil but still good for coins, buttons

  10. [..YouTube..] with the 1943 hospital i detect, the army museum local one, says the drains i finding are part of the slit trenches built in case of a attack. around the 200 odd tents their is dozens of slit trenches mostly filled in eroded soil but still good for coins, buttons

  11. Thanks for your comment Mr T, hope you are right about the Iroc Two Up style of site LOL. Will be going back on a few trips there soon to see what other treasures we can uncover! GL and HH mate!

  12. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comment Mr T, hope you are right about the Iroc Two Up style of site LOL. Will be going back on a few trips there soon to see what other treasures we can uncover! GL and HH mate!

  13. Well Warren, it looks like you finally stumbled on to one on Iroc’s 2-Up game sites, judging by the coin ‘spray’ that you found there. Lovely florin and other silvers and those bronze coins really were in great condition. Well done, and best of luck on your next dig on the site.

  14. [..YouTube..] Well Warren, it looks like you finally stumbled on to one on Iroc’s 2-Up game sites, judging by the coin ‘spray’ that you found there. Lovely florin and other silvers and those bronze coins really were in great condition. Well done, and best of luck on your next dig on the site.

  15. Another enjoyable video as always! kick back and just enjoy love them NQ you do us Proud mate.Lovely silvers and relics top job. GL&HH Jimmy

  16. Thanks for your comments Ole, always look forward to your views – hope to see a new video from you soon mate, Best Wishes and HH!

  17. Thanks for your kind comments Alan, sorry I wasn’t subbed – fixed that, and will add your channel to my list to return the complement mate – GL and HH!

  18. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your kind comments Alan, sorry I wasn’t subbed – fixed that, and will add your channel to my list to return the complement mate – GL and HH!

  19. Thanks for your comments Magpie, I actually thought about the bronze coins you find when those in the video came to light – amazing, given that most came from the same mint, how time has treated them – I believe you are right, constant moisture and soil mineralization will eat them away! Fortunately the grainy, granite soils tend to preserve them ‘as dropped’. Look forwart to your next video – GL and HH mate!

  20. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Magpie, I actually thought about the bronze coins you find when those in the video came to light – amazing, given that most came from the same mint, how time has treated them – I believe you are right, constant moisture and soil mineralization will eat them away! Fortunately the grainy, granite soils tend to preserve them ‘as dropped’. Look forwart to your next video – GL and HH mate!

  21. Thanks for watching GC, we have been back to the site already – will have a follow-up video up in the coming weeks! GL and HH mate!

  22. Thanksf for watching the video – we have already been back and dug that army bottle dump – and a couple of surprises came to light! Will have another video from the site up in the next week or so. GL and HH!

  23. [..YouTube..] Thanksf for watching the video – we have already been back and dug that army bottle dump – and a couple of surprises came to light! Will have another video from the site up in the next week or so. GL and HH!

  24. Brilliant video once again mate, you should have your own tv show. I put you on my featured channel list 😉 HH mate, keep em coming. Alan.

  25. [..YouTube..] Brilliant video once again mate, you should have your own tv show. I put you on my featured channel list 😉 HH mate, keep em coming. Alan.

  26. Another enjoyable video as always. Enjoyed all the coins showing up especially the silvers, the old camp sure had some hidden treasures and a lot of fascinating history. Maybe the coin spill site might have been the camp watering hole (pub) lol All your coins come out in near perfect condition unlike my area where the ground is wet most of the time and eats away at the copper pennies. Nice area, nice finds and thanks for sharing. HH mate and GL on your next trip.

  27. [..YouTube..] Another enjoyable video as always. Enjoyed all the coins showing up especially the silvers, the old camp sure had some hidden treasures and a lot of fascinating history. Maybe the coin spill site might have been the camp watering hole (pub) lol All your coins come out in near perfect condition unlike my area where the ground is wet most of the time and eats away at the copper pennies. Nice area, nice finds and thanks for sharing. HH mate and GL on your next trip.

  28. Thanks Iroc, this video is too long – but rather than break the day out into two parts – the result was 25 minutes (down from over 35 LOL). I hope this has not used up too much of your monthly internet plan (or your stock of Pepsi Max) LOL. When your ‘Silver Park’ is finally laid to rest – perhaps rather than combining all the hunts into a 4 hour detect-a-thon, you may consider releasing a DVD LOL. Going back to this site soon – plenty more relics and coins await hopefully! GL and HH mate.

  29. [..YouTube..] Thanks Iroc, this video is too long – but rather than break the day out into two parts – the result was 25 minutes (down from over 35 LOL). I hope this has not used up too much of your monthly internet plan (or your stock of Pepsi Max) LOL. When your ‘Silver Park’ is finally laid to rest – perhaps rather than combining all the hunts into a 4 hour detect-a-thon, you may consider releasing a DVD LOL. Going back to this site soon – plenty more relics and coins await hopefully! GL and HH mate.

  30. NQ – for this feature length video – I saved it for the Saturday Night feature movie. Wanting to watch it fully loaded with popcorn and pepsi-max. First thing I say…the balance of detecting and “tour” of the hunt area was brilliantly done and very engaging. The live digs – totally engrossing. Your research had provided you with great dividends and the “determination to detect” in such rough terrain is to be admired. The Florin find was sensational as were all the finds. Awesome. Cheers GL & HH

  31. [..YouTube..] NQ – for this feature length video – I saved it for the Saturday Night feature movie. Wanting to watch it fully loaded with popcorn and pepsi-max. First thing I say…the balance of detecting and “tour” of the hunt area was brilliantly done and very engaging. The live digs – totally engrossing. Your research had provided you with great dividends and the “determination to detect” in such rough terrain is to be admired. The Florin find was sensational as were all the finds. Awesome. Cheers GL & HH

  32. Thanks for your great comment Smurf, I hope to get to some more remote WW2 sites in the coming weeks and put some videos up! Appreciate your assistance mate – GL and HH!

  33. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your great comment Smurf, I hope to get to some more remote WW2 sites in the coming weeks and put some videos up! Appreciate your assistance mate – GL and HH!

  34. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comment Rich, we will be going back to that camp in the near future. The flies, are part of the wildlife we have here too, which includes the snakes and spiders. As you point out, Two Bob is quite a bit of cash in 1943 – so it would have been missed! Best wishes and HH mate!

  35. [..YouTube..] Good luck in the Ghost Town where your GGG Grandfather settled – maybe you will find a coin or two he dropped! Look forward to your first metal detecting video! Keep up the train videos too – GL and HH!

  36. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comment Dave, big silver coins are always a bit of a surprise in the Army Camps, where you expect bullets and buttons – but we will take them when we can get them! HH to you and Greg!

  37. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Dan, much appreciated mate – your 3 live bombs must have kept you on your toes for sure! Will be doing more army camp and old airfield videos in the coming months. Best wishes and HH mate!

  38. [..YouTube..] Thanks for commenting Willo – at 25 minutes, I realize that the video is probably too long – too long for my attention span anyway – thanks for sitting through it LOL. Rather than break it into two parts, I decided to present the whole day’s hunt as a single video. I remember your Tiger snake encounter – forgot to mention Tiger snakes! LOL. HH mate!

  39. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your great comments Pete – no ProPointer – it is actually Colleen’s – I’m not allowed to get it ‘dirty’ LOL. Should buy my own – wasn’t until I got home and watched the video that I realised what a bungling idiot I was LOL – on most occasions, the coin was long out of the hole and I was looking elsewhere! Hope you get out soon mate – GL and HH!

  40. [..YouTube..] GemQ, I was thinking that may have been the “Two Up” tent when all the coins were turning up – bit I’m no Iroc LOL. Going back very soon, lots more country to hunt yet. GL and HH mate!

  41. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching DiggingDeepSouth, come on over, your are more than welcome, and there is plenty of country to hunt in these camps, acres of it! Hope to see you walk into an ‘untouched’ Civil War camp soon mate! GL and HH!

  42. [..YouTube..] G’day John, thanks for watching. Regarding the weapons, we do find live ammunition, and hull casings, but as yet no weapons – I assume as these are training encampments, not battle sites, all those blokes were hanging on to their rifles/pistols pretty tight, they were about to be sent to battle – but we live in hope someone mislaid a weapon or bayonet somewhere – we are going back soon for another hunt. GL and HH mate!

  43. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Dogahog – the tubes I think were antiseptic or tinea cream – they are all over the place! And yes, the GTI makes a lovely belltone on the silver coins, really gets the heart going LOL. Going back to that site soon mate, GL and HH!

  44. [..YouTube..] Thanks for your comments Hugh, we were happy with the coins and relics that site produced, and has the potential to produce. The snakes – have to be treated with respect of course – the Taipan, for example (the worlds deadliest land snake), is very agressive, and will strike repeatedly, as will the King Brown. I have actually been chased by a King Brown who I disturbed LOL. Cranky bugger he was! Going back to the site soon – will hunt it over the winter while the snakes are sleeping! GL and HH!

  45. [..YouTube..] Thanks for watching Pat, will take up your suggestion and dig that dump the next trip to the site – that’s a great idea. If we hunt the site over the winter, the snakes should all be asleep LOL. GL and HH mate!

  46. [..YouTube..] Thanks Mr J, the silver is always a surprise and a bit of a bonus in the Army Camps, as we generally expect ammunition, buckles and such things – but we will take it when we find it LOL. Best wishes and HH!