Treasure Tim finds a Cambridge v Oxford University Boat Race Belt Buckle

One of Treasure Tim’s most interesting finds is a belt buckle representing the Cambridge v Oxford University Boat Race. A race which started in 1829 and continues today.

I Found the belt buckle in the remains of an old fireplace in an 1860’s early gold mining town in Central Victoria.

I was walking through the bush and I found some remains that looked like a miners hut and could see a lot of broken glass, that gave away that it was an old site. I decided to run the Minelab E-TRAC with an 11” coil around it and found the buckle in the fireplace of a stone chimney. It was about a foot deep into the rubble.

The buckle was gold gilded and in good condition although it was missing its centrepiece.
If you would like to find out the history behind the Boat Race which still occurs today visit

Cambridge v Oxford University Boat Race Belt Buckle

The Cambridge v Oxford Boat Race belt buckle discovered by Treasure Tim using the Minelab E-TRAC metal detector

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About Treasure Tim

Tim works at Miners Den Australia’s Bendigo store ‘BendigoGold’. Having an interest in both Gold Prospecting and Treasure Hunting he is available to offer Miners Den Australia customers advice and support in their pursuit treasure hunting adventures and Gold Nuggets. Tim will be sharing his finds and advice regularly on the Miners Den Australia blog, so make sure you check back to see some fantastic finds and valuable tips on getting the best out of your Minelab Gold, Treasure and Adventure metal detectors! Having uncovered 1000's of historic relics and many ounces of gold nuggets Tim is perfect person to help you hone your skills and get you discovering more of the good stuff more often. Tim can be contacted via email

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