Metal Detecting Reconnaissance: WW2 Army Camp: Garrett AT Pro

Not all metal detecting outings come up with the ‘goodies’ — this video presents a day out in the Australian bush searching for a WW2 campsite. Our research had lead us to a rugged mountainous area where we hoped to be the ‘first in’. The day didn’t turn out that way so we fell back to one of our old favourite sites in the hope of saving the day with a few nice relics. Thanks for watching and subscribing!


Merry Christmas!

Creek crossing - ghost town track.

We would like to thank everyone who watches our metal detecting adventures and comments on our videos – we hope that we have replied to all your great comments and we have plenty of expeditions planned for 2014 including gold prospecting trips, visits to long-forgotten historical sites and remote WW2 camp areas. We hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a great 2014! Colleen and Warren.


A Christmas Present from Virginia!


Our very good YouTube mate, Hugh – or farenheit1100 as he is known on YouTube, sent us a fantastic Christmas present. The U.S. Flag was actually flown over the USS Arizona Memorial, and the item on the right is the front grip from the famous Australian Owen sub-machine gun. These items will take pride of place in our military collection.

Please take the time to visit Hugh’s channel: – he has a wealth of information on there for ‘new chums’ to the hobby, and he is an expert on weapons and munitions from all periods of history. So if you can’t identify that mysterious piece of ammunition you have dug up – contact Hugh!


WW2 Relic Hunt: Australian Infantry Battalion: Garrett AT Pro & AT Gold.

We spend a day hunting the 1943/44 camp area of one of the most famous Infantry Battalions of the 9th Australian Division, 2nd A.I.F. On this sortie Colleen leads the way once again, unearthing a pristine General Service Badge (Rising Sun) along with a Captain’s identity disc. Additional “Rising Sun” collar badges, officer’s rank ‘pips’ and other militaria come to light along the way. We hope you enjoy sharing our day out in the Aussie bush. Thanks for watching and Happy Hunting! Colleen and Warren.


ATX Gold from Victoria!

David K, from Victoria, contacted Colleen and I with a great story regarding his new Garrett ATX.  David has struck gold immediately with the new machine working an old patch he had previously ‘hunted out’, David picked up a lovely 0.39g nugget, and the following day topped it with a 2.43 grammer from the same patch. Congratulations David! Awesome ATX! Warren and Colleen.ATX NUGGETS-600DPI



NQ Explorers is now on Facebook.

We have finally opened a Facebook account, where we will also be posting links to all our YouTube videos. We would also love to see what our fellow hobbyists are digging up – so feel free to share your finds on our Facebook page.

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Happy Hunting!

Colleen & Warren.


Garrett ATX: 20″ Deepseeker Monoloop Coil.

In this short demonstration video, we check the response of the Garrett ATX with the optional 20″ x15″ Deepseeker Monoloop Coil on larger, deeper targets. For this purpose we bury a 300gm lead ‘nugget’ (we didn’t have an actual 10-ouncer to hand!!) in mineralized Australian soil. This is purely for illustrative purposes and is not meant to be a “will detect target X at depth Y” demo — there are too many variables in the field for tests of this nature to be definitive. The big mono will, of course detect targets of 300gm/10oz at much greater depths, dependent on field conditions and control settings, and operator technique. In addition to the target response segment, we also demonstrate the use of the Garrett sling and do a ‘real time’ coil change.

We hope you enjoy this short demonstration and find it informative. More ATX goldfields videos to follow soon! Happy Prospecting! Warren and Colleen.