It’s never too late to begin metal detecting. Recently a 99 year old man who had lost most of his hearing came into our BrisbaneGold store with his daughter and son in law to buy a Minelab X-TERRA 305 metal detector. His age and hearing loss weren’t going to stop him from giving metal detecting a go.
We wish him the best of luck in his hunt for treasure.
Read below to discover more about the monster 177oz gold nugget discovered near Ballarat.
• The 177oz Gold Nugget was unearthed by a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector
• The gentleman cleared 4″ (10cm) of mulch from the surface and still had a good signal from his detector
• He proceeded to dig down, and after the signal becoming clearer and a definite target he went back to his ute and got a crow bar and widened the hole out
• As he was looking in the bottom of the hole he saw a glint of gold and was thrilled he was going to dig a piece that was over 1oz.
• He’d only found small pieces of gold prior to this target
• Further careful digging and he realised he was onto the find of a lifetime
• The coil used on the Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector was a Nugget Finder Sadie 8″ x 6″ Monoloop Coil and part of his success was certainly created by Australia’s leading booster – The Rooster Booster
• Congratulations to the lucky finder who is now sitting on gold valued at $280,000+
To find out any further information about any of the products used for this once in a lifetime find visit www.minersden.com.au
I was detecting with my Minelab CTX 3030 treasure detector on the edge of a large gully which was known to be a Chinese camp in the mid 1850’s, hoping to find some lost Chinese coins and relics.
I could tell the area had been well detected before me but I would persist anyway. I Came across a visible hut site with chimney and wall remains and quickly dug up 4 Chinese coins amongst the rubble and also finding a matchbox with Chinese writing on it so I had a good idea this was a Chinese hut.
Finding mostly junk targets I got one more within the site which initially I couldnt tell what it was so I pocketed it and left the area for the day.
It wasn’t until I arrived home and cleaned the strange object to find it was a very old small brass whistle.
After a thorough cleaning i gave it a blow and found it to have a very loud ear-piercing tone!
Still works great after possibly 100 plus years underground. Was a great find and an old whistle is a first for me.