Australian Gold Nugget patch

Australian Gold Nugget patch

Yes, there’s still plenty of gold left in Australia.

The Australian Outback has the very harsh climate,  lots of bugs,  and the worlds most deadly snakes.  But, even with these challenges,  gold prospectors with  high-tech gold detectors,  are finding lots of gold nuggets. (more…)

Gold Nugget Patch

Gold Nugget Patch Australia

Nugget patches like the one found in this video, are exciting to find: almost every target under her metal detector is gold.! There are even two nuggets in the same hole, twice!

For your average weekend prospector in the United State, when out gold metal detecting, finding even one nugget during the day is cause for celebration! But, on those very, very rare occasions, sometimes the gold prospector is extremely lucky and fines a number of nuggets in a relatively small area. This is called finding a patch! (more…)

Aussie Gold Metal Detecting

Aussie Gold Metal Detecting Australia Gold Nuggets

Huge gold nuggets found metal detecting. A deadly snake falls into the hole where the Victoria Diggers are prospecting for gold, setting off a panicked attempt of relocating the snake whilst trying not to get bitten.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

On 1 July 1851 Victoria became a separate colony and, on the same day, James Esmond in company with Pugh, Burns and Kelly, found alluvial gold in payable quantities near Donald Cameron’s station on Creswick’s Creek, a tributary of the Loddon, at Clunes, 34 km (22m) north of Ballarat. Esmond and his party found the gold after Esmond had been told by George Hermann Bruhn of the gold that had been found in March 1850 on Cameron’s property at Clunes and that in the vicinity were quartz reefs which were likely to bear gold.[60] Esmond rode into Geelong with a sample of their discovery on 5 July. News of the discovery was published first in the Geelong Advertiser on 7 July and then in Melbourne on 8 July. (more…)