Metal Detecting: “Clocks”: Garrett At Pro.

Our visit to the site of an 1870’s North Queensland ghost town uncovers an inordinate amount of clock parts – clearly the ‘old timers’ were obsessed with keeping track of time out there! The town was established to service a large gold mine and stamper battery – which included a narrow-gauge railway from the mine to the stamp heads. By the 1920s, the place was all but abandoned. Nothing remains now but a few building stumps and the battery chimney. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.



Our Upcoming Adventures.

Thanks for stopping by our website – in upcoming adventures in the Aussie bush, we visit the site of an 1880s ‘ghost town’ where judging by what is unearthed, the ‘old timers’ were obsessed with timekeeping! Also on the way are more ATX ‘in the field’ videos where we look at some of the more advanced features of Garrett’s new flagship detector. Happy Hunting everyone! Colleen and Warren.



Garrett ATX: Australian Sub-Gram Gold Nuggets.

In this short demonstration video, we check the response of the Garrett ATX with it’s stock DD searchcoil on tiny gold nuggets in highly mineralized Australian ironstone clay/gravel which is typically encountered in our goldfields. The advantage that the ATX provides to Aussie prospectors over current PI machines is the ability to detect very low conductive, sub-gram nuggets with a DD coil.  Most prospectors will be utilizing monoloop coils for their sensitivity on small gold, the penalty is that in hot and variable ground, the monoloop will experience unstable and variable thresholds to the point where it may become unusable. With the ATX stock DD, you now get stable operation in very hot ground on sub-gram gold. All this with a single setting (no complex switch settings) and the option of two modes of operation: Motion, and Non-Motion.


Experienced prospectors will know that a test bed cannot fully replicate actual field conditions, such as varying mineralization, soil moisture content, soil air voids, ambient noise, ambient temperature, threshold settings, coil swing technique and the fact that the gold has been in the ground for many millions of years – but this test bed demonstration will serve to illustrate the usefulness of the ATX with the standard DD coil in adverse environments. The ATX is no re-badged Infinium or Recon-pro, it is new technology that provides a real advantage on small gold in hot ground. This comes with no sacrifice to the ability to detect large nuggets at depth. We hope you enjoy this short demonstration and find it informative. More ATX goldfields videos to follow soon! Happy Prospecting! Warren and Colleen.



Metal Detecting: “Egyptian Silver” – Garrett AT Gold and AT Pro.

Colleen returns to the site of her Gold Sovereign find with high hopes armed with her trusty Garrett AT Gold and turns up some great militaria, personal items and coins. Included are the remnants of an Egyptian silver filigree ‘panel bracelet’ – no doubt purchased in the bazaars of Cairo or Alexandria by an Aussie Digger on his way home from the Middle East. This site was established originally by elements of the Australian 7th Infantry Division, and was also occupied by 9th Division units later in the war. Thanks for watching and commenting – Colleen and Warren.