Gold Prospecting a Rainforest Stream.

We head into the deep rainforest of North Queensland on the trail of the ‘Old Timers’ who discovered alluvial gold in the area in the late 1800s. Although the stream is only known to produce fine alluvial gold, we nevertheless give the ATX a run in the fresh water fitted with the sensitive 8” monoloop coil. No targets come to light so out comes the prospecting pan and a trace of ‘colour’ shows we are in the right area. The intriguing thing about this alluvial gold is that the source has never been found – possibly an undiscovered reef upstream or perhaps the area has been isolated geologically from the source tens of thousands of years ago? In any event, a great day out in idyllic country and a good way to waste a few hours! Thanks for watching and subscribing.

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Garrett ATX: High Grade Ore Specimen (Galena/Copper/Silver).

A recent trip to the North Queensland goldfields with the new Garrett ATX unearths a complex mineral ore specimen in some ‘Old Timer’s’ gold workings from the 1870s. The specimen is principally Galena with Native Copper and Native Silver evident. The target gave a very strong repeatable signal on the ATX (stock DD coil) and was located at approximately 8 inches depth. Shortly after, Colleen and her AT Gold go on to discover an ‘Old Timer’s’ camp (possibly associated with the gold workings where the mineral specimen was unearthed) where she recovers some lovely relics from the 19th Century. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.

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Back to the “Casino”.

P1030512Our next adventure is a return to the site of an early 1900s Cane Cutters Social Club, widely regarded as an illegal ‘casino’. We have been visiting this site for many years and it rarely fails to deliver. This is the last year of the ratoon cane crop, so next harvest the field will be deeply cultivated, bringing more coins and relics to the surface. Our video will be uploaded in the coming days. Happy Fossicking everyone! Colleen & Warren.

 

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Metal Detecting Abandoned Coal Mining Town: Garrett AT Pro.

We return to the abandoned coal town of Mt Mulligan in Far North Queensland for a family outing. It has been over 12 months since we have visited one of our favourite locations. After a brief training session, NQ style, family members armed with no less than 6 Garrett detectors (2 x AT Pros, an AT Gold, 2 x ACE 250s and an ACE 150) join us for a great day out to a very historic location in the remote Australian bush. Colleen’s sister Barbara digs her very first coin — a .925 Threepence, her husband Rob goes on to unearth a 1925 Shilling, Louie picks up a beautiful 1939 Shilling and a 1916 Shilling also comes to light. Thanks for watching and subscribing! www.nqexplorers.com www.facebook.com/nqexplorers www.garrettaustralia.com.au Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.

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