7 thoughts on “Gold Prospecting: 6 Days in the North Queensland Goldfields: Garrett AT Gold.

  1. Hi Warren, I noticed you on the new Garrett ATX video. How do you rate their new machine? I am a member of the Prospecting Australia Forum and there is a lot of talk about it. They look like they are going to go ok here as people have been waiting for the release. Thanks, Rick

    • G’day Rick,

      As you probably know I was privileged to be involved in field testing the ATX here in Australia with the blokes from Garrett. Fantastic piece of kit, well suited to the conditions we encounter in the Aussie goldfields. I hope to give you more details on the ATX so you blokes on the forum are kept up to speed – I have just e-mailed Garrett for authority to do so and will get back to you ASAP.

      Happy Prospecting mate.

      Warren.

    • G’day Rick,

      Thanks for visiting our website mate. I was privileged to be involved with the Garrett team field testing the new ATX in Australia. Fantastic new piece of kit – built to military specifications (note that it is not the AML-1000, it just utilises the same casing)- it has been tested and tuned in Australia by the Garrett Engineers, with particular attention to performance in highly mineralized Aussie soils that we typically encounter in our goldfields. The unique new design of the stock DD provides a really sensitive ‘hot spot’ on the coil for detecting very small gold. All in all a very rugged, quality build that will be great in our goldfields – particularly with the larger 20″ monoloop coil which can cover a lot of ground as you would appreciate. The unit is well-balanced even with the big coil – it comes with a bungee sling so is very easy to swing. Fully water-proof so keep detecting when it is raining – and economical to operate with the 8 AA batteries. It has a built-in speaker or you can use the headphones if you so desire. Hope this helps mate – there will be more videos of the ATX coming soon with further details.

      Happy Prospecting mate

      Warren.

  2. G’day Warren and Colleen, another great video. Thanks for sharing you passion with the rest of us. We all have an incurable disease and I don’t think any of us are seeking a cure :). I love to see gold come out of the ground as well as the relics. The bush is a fantastic place to spend quality time doing what we love to do. Cheers, Rick

    • Thanks for watching and for your great comment Rick – the Aussie bush is a very special place indeed and the goldfields are also full of history along with the possibility of finding a few pieces the ‘old timers’ missed! Yes it is an incurable disease what we do – as soon as you are home, you are planning the next trip! All the best mate – Warren and Colleen.