The California Gold Rush

California Gold Rush

The True Story of California’s Gold Rush 1848 to 1855

This original documentary showcases the historical significance California’s Gold Rush played in launching the largest mass migration in U.S. history and establishing California as the 31st state.


Huge Gold Nugget

Huge Gold Nugget

Found a 3.9oz gold nugget  Gold Prospecting NZ


NZ gold prospectors have their best day ever!  They made a little mistake on the video in their excitement of weighing the nugget when we went from grams to oz and forgot to put it into troy oz , so the nugget was 3.98oz not 4 2oz. (more…)


Huge Volcanic GOLD NUGGETS

Metal detecting volcanic gold nuggets on the island of Papua New Guinea.

Up until 1970, there was little mineral extraction in Papua New Guinea. Since the 1970s, mineral extraction has dominated the national economy. With the exception of the Ok Tedy Mine (copper-gold) almost all of the mining in PNG has been gold mining. (more…)

Monster Gold Nugget

Monster Gold Nugget -Gold Metal Detecting

The Gold Gypsies are on the move believing a new 200-hectare lease will answer their prayers. When prospecting on their new lease for the first time, they hit the jackpot with an incredible 3-ounce nugget worth around $5000!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s. It led to a period of extreme prosperity for the Australian colony, and an influx of population growth and financial capital for Melbourne, which was dubbed “Marvellous Melbourne” as a result of the procurement of wealth. (more…)

Australian Gold Nuggets

Australian Gold Nuggets – Gold Nugget Detecting

We found an area in the Pilbara that has never seen a metal detector before! We just arrived in a new spot and expected having to prospect for several days before getting to a good spot but we found it after only two kilometers of walking on the first day. Screaming targets in a remote gully revealed plenty of chunky gold nuggets (and also a few bullet casings). (more…)

Gold Nugget Hunting

Gold Nugget Hunting Tools

When gold prospecting, you need good equipment to save time & help in finding gold nuggets by removing trash.

Many of the areas that we go to to prospect for gold are very remote. Actually, once we leave a paved road it could take some time before we reach our intended campsite. Most of the time, we are out of reach of cellular service. (more…)