Join with us for a four-hour detecting excursion to an outback ‘ghost town’ that was first settled in the 1880s. We have been to the site on several occasions previously, but on this trip the finds come in thick and fast – a ‘buckle day’, as we recover two magnificent ‘Cricket Buckles’, plus two other ornate Victorian dress buckles, a Victorian Halfpenny and various other historic relics. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
A short video illustrating our latest nugget find with the Garrett ATX, a lovely folded ‘gold leaf’ nugget (the ‘Baby Eagle’), although quite a respectable size it weighed in at a modest 1.85gm due to its very flat and thin, folded leaf gold configuration. The nugget was unearthed on a creek bank bordering a highly mineralized zone comprising ironstone and quartz rubble. Of interest was the fact that there were no ‘old timers’ workings anywhere near the find, so the area warrants more attention. Due to the ancient geology of the area, many of the quartz reefs themselves are long gone, leaving just mineralized rubble and the occasional gold nugget. We have added some scenery from the goldfield to put the find in context. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren.
Join with us deep in the Great Dividing Range of North Queensland for our third visit to the site of a long-abandoned silver mining town and smelter. On this trip our faithful Land Rover stayed at home and we hitched a lift with our brother-in-law Peter in his Patrol. Once again we did a lot of tea-drinking and chatting and exploring along with the detecting – the finds are always a bonus when you have such a great day in the Aussie bush! Resident local Heath makes a return with his Garrett ACE150 and makes some nice finds too. Thanks for watching. Colleen and Warren.