Australian Gold Rush Relics! Exploring Abandoned Mining Camps.

Our goldfields adventure continues with more evidence of the large number of Chinese Diggers who worked the remote Queensland goldfields in the 1870s and 1880s. Plenty of unique ‘pinfire’ rounds and a 370 year old Imperial Chinese Cash Coin are unearthed as we push deeper into the remote bush. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Colleen and Warren (and Beau and George).

Please check out Beau’s Channel ‘Aquachigger’ for his adventures ‘Down Under’.


Digging Gold Nuggets with Garrett ATX Metal Detectors.

Please join me, Warren, Colleen and Ben as we metal detect freshly excavated gold bearing dirt for gold nuggets. We do great and find some good gold and have a blast as usual. Special thanks to Ben of the Golden Spur Mining camp, Warren and Colleen of NQ Explorers, Garrett USA and Garrett Australia for making this metal detecting and exploring adventure possible for me. it was a trip of a lifetime and this day digging was one of the most fun. Come for the gold, stay for the giant flock of Cockatoos.


Goldfields Chinese Relics! Metal Detecting 17th Century Chinese Coins.

Join with Colleen and Warren as we detect a 1870s Chinese Goldfields Camp along with Beau Ouimette (Aquachigger) and George Mayer and unearth some great historic coins and gold rush history. Please take the time to watch Beau’s video on this site at

Happy Fossicking! Colleen, Warren, Beau and George.


Mega Long Metal Detecting WW2 Relic Adventure.

Metal detecting a World War Two Australian Army camp deep in the bush. Colleen, Warren and I find some really great relics and coins plus I explore the terrain around the Army camp. There is a massive chimney and hearth left over from those war years of long ago. Colleen finds a FANTASTIC digger’s tag (the same as an American dog-tag). Plus we all find really awesome relics in this very dry and parched land. Special thanks to Garrett USA, Garrett Australia and NQ Explorers for making this super fun trip possible.


Half an Ounce of Gold! Detecting and Highbanking the Golden Spur.

Join with us as we venture to the Golden Spur Mining Lease with Colleen, Warren of NQ Explorers, Beau (Aquachigger) Ouimette and Ben O’Reilly for a couple of days detecting and highbanking. This is our first stop on Beau’s Tour Down Under 2019, with lots more adventures ahead!

In this video we recover just over half an ounce (16 grams) of gold by detector, highbanker and pan. Detectors in use are the Garrett ATX and AT Max.

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Return to the Lost Valley: Cellar Silver!

Yes here it is – we make a return to the Lost Valley in what is now part 7 of a 6 part series! And be warned Part 8 is on the way. On this occasion some nice silver from the hotel cellar and Ross scores his first Victorian Shilling! Colleen scores some nice silver too and along the way we learn how to ‘rebark’ a pick just like the ‘Old Timers’ would have done. We hope you enjoy this continuing adventure back in time, please feel free to comment and subscribe! Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren.


Metal Detecting ‘The Gun Pits’ (First Sortie).

This foot reconnaissance video is the first of two sorties to the site of a remote Australian Army training camp where a lot of activity took place throughout WW2. Some nice finds come to light and the story develops with the finds as we journey deeper into the bush. Thanks for watching and subscribing! Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.


WW2 Relic Hunting: The Four Armies.

This video comprises two sorties to a WW2 camp area that produces unique relics from all four of the ABDA armies: American, British, Dutch and Australian. Some fantastic WW2 history comes to light through these historic relics left behind by the young men and women who fought and died for the Allied cause in the Pacific. Thanks for watching and supporting our channel and Happy Fossicking! Colleen and Warren, Queensland, Australia.


Gold Specimen! Old Timer’s Gold.

Join us in this short video of a recent trip to the goldfields where we unearth some ‘missed’ Old Timer’s Gold! Missed you ask? Yes it had been processed through a trommel or sieve long ago and left in the oversize pile, only for us to come along with our modern technology and recover it for a second time! Thanks for watching and subscribing! Warren and Colleen – Queensland, Australia.


Island Treasure: Boating and Beach Metal Detecting.

Join with us as we head out to Wavebreak Island on the Gold Coast, searching for lost coins and jewellery. As expected, Colleen tops the board with her Garrett AT Max with all the best finds, she should probably start her own channel really! A big thanks to Ben for the boat ride and a great day out! Happy Fossicking! Warren and Colleen.