Australian Gold Nugget Detecting

Awesome and inspirational Australian Gold Nugget prospecting video.

This has to be one of the best gold prospecting videos that I’ve seen. Not only is it well put together but it’s also instructional and informative for anyone considering hunting for gold nuggets with a metal detector.

Australian Gold Nugget Detecting

Australian Gold Nugget Detecting

Now, if you think you’ve seen way too many gold prospecting videos, take it from me watch the full video you’ll enjoy it and you’ll probably even learn a couple of things. Even if you’re a seasoned gold prospector, the gold nuggets found in the Australian Outback are what Prospectors dream about!

Gold nugget metal detecting is a popular activity in Western Australia, particularly in the arid regions of the state. The goldfields of Western Australia have been a source of wealth since the 19th century, and there is still gold to be found for those who are willing to put in the hard work.

There are a number of things to consider before you head out metal detecting for gold nuggets in Western Australia. Here are a few:

  • Get a permit: You will need a prospecting license to detect for gold on crown land in Western Australia. You can obtain a license from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS).
  • Do your research: There are a number of factors that can affect where you are likely to find gold nuggets. These include the type of terrain, the geology of the area, and the history of mining activity in the area. There are a number of resources available online and in libraries that can help you do your research.
  • Get the right equipment: You will need a metal detector that is designed for gold prospecting. You will also need a shovel, a pickaxe, a gold pan, and a classifier.
  • Be prepared for the conditions: The weather in Western Australia can be extreme, so it is important to be prepared for the conditions. Make sure to take plenty of water, sunscreen, and a hat. You should also be aware of the dangers of heatstroke and dehydration.

If you are looking for some additional tips on gold nugget metal detecting in Western Australia, there are a number of resources available online and in libraries. You can also join a gold prospecting club or group.

Here are some of the popular locations for gold nugget metal detecting in Western Australia:

  • The Pilbara region
  • The Murchison region
  • The Eastern Goldfields
  • The Kimberley region

Australian Gold Nugget Detecting


High Grade Silver Ore Slab

silver slab - Gold Prospector Holiday Unique Gifts

silver slab – example only

Nice sawn vein specimen of fresh, unaltered high grade silver ore from the world-class Cobalt Ontario deposits. Sawn on one side only.  The deposit was described in Mineralogical Record, Volume 43, Number 6.  In general, veins are predominantly composed of carbonates (calcite and/or dolomite) with arsenides and sulpharsenides of Co, Ni and Fe with native Ag and Bismuth.  Most of this material has been squirreled away in collections by now, although specimens do occasionally come to market.

silver slab

There are a few of these silver slabs available. The very bright silver really makes this piece stand out, but, unfortunately makes it all so hard to photograph. As an example the one pictured above is 66 grams for $45.

Silver, Bornite

Silver, Bornite

There are a few of these beautiful native silver w bornite specimens available. Here is a 2 inch x 1 inch, Apx. 17.5 grams – Native Silver on Bornite thumbnail specimen from San Martin, Mexico. As an example the one pictured above is 17.5 grams for $60. 

Avon Gold Rush Collectible stein

Avon Gold Rush Collectible steinGold Rush Avon brown ceramic beer stein with lid 1987 Brazil - Picture 6 of 10

1987 8 1/2” tall  San Francisco Gold Rush Handcrafted in Brazil for Avon. Each one of is individually numbered (#32017) this is the last one. $35.

For further information on these:

All the items shown here are very limited and subject to prior sale without notice.


Also see the most expensive type of gold nuggets, the Crystalline Gold Nuggets

Crystalline gold

Crystalline gold

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  • Keep in mind land use and land boundaries are constantly changing,  before going to a unknown location you must do extensive research not only into the current weather conditions, access and current land status.  Keep In mind private property owners and mining claim owners do not take kindly to trespassers and or claim jumpers. Always follow local laws and regulations related to prospecting and land use. Regulations and restrictions are constantly changing on BLM lands, State lands, National Monuments  and tribal lands. It is your responsibility to totally investigate any potential prospecting area  prior to heading out.  Failure to do so, could not only result in massive fines but also imprisonment and confiscation of all your equipment.


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