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Angus James

Angus James Gold Prospector

Growing up in country South Australia, Angus James was lucky enough to get into metal detecting from a young age. "It was my favourite pastimes with my old man, along next to fishing and camping". His first metal detector was the Minelab Sterling, and with it he made many memories, finding a good amount of pocket money while coin and relic hunting in his spare time.

Angus says "One of my most vivid moments I can recall as a 12-year-old was receiving my first gold detector, the XT 17000. The excitement of a gold detector couldn’t have me any more determined. With its technology and enough luck, I was able to find my first nugget on the first outing, weighing at 1.2 grams. However, the moment that had truly struck me was only a week later, finding a 12.4 gram slug! From the time I had first uncovered it out of the ground, feeling the weight of the solid nugget in my hands, it was then I was struck by gold fever".

Since he was only young, many had said to him it was purely beginners luck, but over the years, experience and patience has reaped its rewards. Angus has upgraded with all the Minelab gold detectors from the SD 2000, SD 2100, GP Series and to now operating the GPX 5000.

Since that time, he has won the Ararat Gold Dig Token Hunt three years in a row and has found many beautiful gold nuggets over the years. His biggest nugget to date is a 4oz piece he found on a recent trip in the Golden Triangle. Angus says "prospecting is a great way to spend time in the outdoors'.

Angus is very passionate about this pastime and wants to continue to enjoy sharing his experiences with others.


Pay Dirt DVD

November 01, 2013 03:56pm

G'day everyone!

For those who don’t know me already, my name is Gus James and I’m a Gold and Relic hunter! Getting into this passion at a young age, I have been able to grow and adapt my skills to maximize my results using Minelab’s amazing technology. Now having the world’s best metal detector technology is a great start, but there are certain things as operators we can do that will help track down and find more of what we are looking for! 

Posted by Angus James on November 01, 2013 03:56pm | 0 Comments

Renewing my one ounce membership for 2013

April 12, 2013 02:20pm

Whenever I hear the term ‘’every man and his dog has been there” I am always up for the challenge as to see what they have left behind for me. On a recent trip to the Goldfields I decided to spend my time working some old diggings located in a gully that over the years has been well known to many prospectors. Including myself as a 12 year old where I found my very first nugget operating the XT 17000.

Every detector operator approaches an area in their own unique and individual way. Whether that be deciding to venture off in a certain direction because something in the distance catches your eye. Things like a certain type of tree or shrub, quartz and ironstone, rabbit warrens presenting the deeper ground mineralisation or even something as simple as a web containing a big spider in the centre of it. Resulting in the prospector detecting in another direction as to what they normally would. As long as you are out moving that coil around you are in with a chance of finding something that has been missed by others.

Posted by Angus James on April 12, 2013 02:20pm | 2 Comments

Back to the Golden Triangle

December 19, 2012 03:20pm

The time had finally arrived! I was on the plane flying back to the Victorian Gold Fields all the way from far North Queensland, meeting up with my old man to spend some time hunting down that elusive yellow metal. I had spent a lot of time gold prospecting around the triangle with my father over the years with both of us uncovering many great finds, so I was very excited to be going back to my old stomping grounds. To add to the excitement I would be swinging a brand new GPX 5000 as I recently traded in my GP 3500. I was also very keen to try out the new Fine Gold Timings on the GPX 5000 after hearing so many great things about this new Timing.

Posted by Angus James on December 19, 2012 03:20pm | 1 Comment
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