3.2 oz Gold Nugget Discovered in Central Victoria with Minelab GPX 4000

BendigoGold had a customer stop by last week to come in and show us a 3.2 ounce gold nugget found earlier in the week in Central Victoria.

This great little nugget was found using a Minelab GPX 4000 gold detector and a Nugget Finder 17” x 11” coil. It was found at at depth of around 14 inches.

The two lucky finders were travelling from interstate and were only stopping by to detect in Central Victoria for a couple of days.

Congrats to the finders!

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7oz Gold Nugget Found in WA with Minelab GPX 5000

A regular customer came into the Miners Den Sydney Shop recently.  He was using his Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector over in WA and found some nice gold nuggets for his efforts.

He’d just returned from Kalgoorlie where he took a short paid trip with a guy who recently set up a day-trip company.

The larger nugget was pretty much right on the surface and weighs a little over 7 ounces.

He saw the soil shift just as his pick went into the ground and glimpsed the gold colour of the nugget as it moved slightly.

One of his other smaller nuggets was also a sunbaker (the second largest of the smaller ones).  This is his second 7+ ounce nugget found on his second trip over there.

Great Finds!

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First Nuggets

Here is a great success story for one of our BendigoGold customers who had hired a Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector.

Hi guys just thought you might be interested to know that when I hired the Minelab GPX 5000 the other weekend my son and I found our first nuggets.

Third time hiring and looking and was worth it. Nugget weighs in at 4.5 grams so we were pretty happy.

Thanks for your help!

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10 grams of Gold in 2 Hours!

Here is a great little story from Cory at our BrisbaneGold Store:

My mate Bruce heard a tale of a 4oz piece coming from an area on Glendon’s property many years ago.

I would think many many detectors have been over it since but the area has no detector holes and was full of screaming targets.

Bruce dug a number of shotgun pellets and bits of wire and then out popped a nugget of 1.2 grams. And so it went for the next 2 hrs for a total of 10 grams with the biggest being just over 5 grams.

There are still many big targets left to uncover and he has invited me to help him work the area on the weekend.

He was using a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector with a Rooster Booster and a 14″ Coiltek mono coil.

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50.7 gram Gold Nugget Find!

We just had a customer bring in a fantastic 50.7 gram nugget that he found. Read his story below about this great find.

“Wandering across a hillside in the Golden Triangle last Friday (and just ready to return home without any gold) I investigated a screaming signal, expecting it to be a sizeable piece of junk.

Three inches under the surface appeared a 50.7 gram nugget – my best find for some time on the Victorian goldfields.

A few years ago this slope produced a few small pieces, including a 4 grammer, but nothing substantial. I plan to work this hillside VERY carefully on the next cool day!”


What a fantastic Find! Congratulations to the finder!

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100 Gold Nuggets Found!

Here is a great story a BendigoGold customer recently shared with us –

I pulled up at an old spot of mine not far out of Bendigo. Picked a few pieces up over the years in this spot.


Walked down from the car, at about 20m from the car I picked up a resonable signal.


I dug down to the bed rock and saw a yellow line of gold.


All up in the next 3 hours I pulled up 25 grams out of the old river bed.


In total there was over 100 pieces.

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Fantastic BendigoGold Customer Gold Finds!

A local prospector and BendigoGold customer called into the store to show us some great gold nugget finds he had found in a spot at the base of a hill.

He was propecting with his partner and they were using a Minelab GPX 4000 and a Minelab Extreme metal detector. The GPX 4000 was using an 11DD coil and the Extreme had a 14″ Mono coil.

In total 13 nuggets were found within about 150 metres of each other at the base of a slope weighing a total of 26.2 grams.

The largest nugget was 5.5 grams found in hard ground aproximately 1 foot down.

Great Finds!

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