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The West Australian Adventure Video Blog - Part 2

December 22, 2011 10:23am

 Detecting a Gully/Wash

Our first week ‘Out Bush’ was an eye opener for everyone, for me because I was seeing my homeland through the eyes of others and for Chris and Steve because even though metal detecting is a familiar pastime the world over, Australia’s particular brand of geology is pretty unique due to the sheer age of our rocks and more particularly the oxidisation of those rocks through eons of weathering.

Posted by Jonathan Porter on December 22, 2011 10:23am | 1 Comment

The Lost Bullet Boat Incident

December 15, 2011 03:08pm

Being a good relic hunter also means being good at conducting investigative historical research. The two go hand in hand, especially when you’re tracing the steps of battle lines that moved around the countryside frequently.

During the Civil War, both armies utilized natural waterways as a means of transporting troops, supplies, and equipment...

Posted by David Shackleton on December 15, 2011 03:08pm | 1 Comment

Your best metal detecting critic

December 12, 2011 02:24pm

Video cameras are pretty inexpensive these days. I just bought an underwater camera capable of depths up to ten feet for under $150.00 which I plan to mount on the stem of my Excalibur II the next time I am surf detecting. I think it will be a bonus to see how good my underwater coil control is in the surf.

If you really want to improve your detecting technique...

Posted by on December 12, 2011 02:24pm | 1 Comment

Demystifying the Excalibur - Simplicity is the ultimate form of elegance

December 09, 2011 04:25pm

As a former officer with an Army Infantry Unit I learned the Mantra, "keep it simple and waterproof". The Minelab Excalibur metal detector exemplifies this lesson and so I will cover the basic settings that will get the new detectorist up and running with this excellent machine.

Posted by Tony Diana on December 09, 2011 04:25pm | 0 Comments

Are you hearing what the gold is saying

December 02, 2011 02:44pm

A few months back, I was flipping through the channels on the television, when up came a guy gold prospecting in what appeared to be Western Australia (it was). Now this is an unusual thing to see on American television, so it caught my attention. That segment of the show was about a new prospector trying to find his first nugget. He had a fairly new Minelab GPX metal detector, so he was well equipped to be finding gold...

Posted by Chris Ralph on December 02, 2011 02:44pm | 1 Comment
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