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The problem with worn skid plates.

Worn Skid plates

Hi all!

We’ve all heard the motto of go low and slow, when we go metal detecting – which is one of the ways that we can increase our finds. This can be hard to do for novices to metal detecting – but with a little practice, it becomes second nature. If you raise your coil four inches off the ground for instance – th...

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Sometimes you can get in a rut with your detecting – heading back to the old workings from the
1800’s to find a few small nuggets here and there. There has definitely been a lot of gold found from
some of these areas – and advances in coils/detectors has allowed us to revisit those areas time and
time again, with more nuggets found – but do you ever d...

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Goldies in The Grass....


Ok it’s Saturday morning – up at 7am – as it’s going to be a hot summers day. Vegies watered, the mandatory coffee consumed – what will I do next !!

I know – I will go and try to find enough one and two dollar coins with my Equinox 800 to buy breakfast at McDonalds!!

I decided to go to a small sports ground in town, to try my...

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The Usual Tasks of a Shop Keeper

I opened the shop as per normal on December 31st, ready for a busy day supplying detectors, pin-pointer & sand scoops to everyone hitting the parks & beaches after the New Years Eve revellers had left at midnight. There’s always good finds after a big party if your early enough.

Anyway, about 10.00 am, a father with a...

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Jan 24, 2019 10:36:11 AM By Ian Aitken Metal Detecting, Gold Monster1000,

On The Hunt for Goldies....

During a recent Expo that Miners Den Australia attended in Sydney I had a spare day to go and do a bit of coin hunting around the area. Wayne from Minelab Electronics was there to assist during the event. My usual approach is just to target the $1 & $2 coins at these event sites

We found a closed bar with a grass patch wit...

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Why it pays to be thorough……

I quite often see beginners and new detectorists lacking in quantity of finds, so I often ask how are you working the areas? The usual response is just walking around swinging.

A good example of this was a few weeks ago at a local sports field, there was a fellow detecting there already when I arrived. Watching him, I cou...

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Oct 24, 2018 11:40:44 AM By Cory Dale Minelab Treasure Detector Finds,

Knowledge is everything, don't be afraid to ask!

After detecting another park for an hour with nothing historical turning up I started talking to a local and they mentioned a park down the road had quite a bit of history.

I immediately changed spots.

After criss crossing the park i found a hot spot and picked up a 1920 silver shilling and an 1898 Brit...

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Jun 15, 2018 2:24:10 PM By Rachel Hunter Minelab Treasure Detector Finds,

Queensland Gold with the Minelab Gold Monster 1000 Metal Detector

One Queensland customer has had some great results with his Minelab Gold Monster metal detector

Just got back from a 4 day prospecting trip in Durikai Warwick Queensland using the so called toy machine Gold Monster 1000 and had some solid results with 5 Nuggets weighing in at 6.86 gram...

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May 11, 2018 8:34:25 AM By Miners Den Brisbane Minelab Gold Detector Finds,

As you all may have heard, there has much excitement around the release of Minelab’s new Equinox detectors. I have been seeing customers having great success so far, and was absolutely chuffed when one of my gold detecting buddies invited me to go for a beach hunt over Easter. Not only was it my first beach hunt for a couple of years but it was my ...

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Apr 18, 2018 2:45:37 PM By Miners Den Brisbane Minelab Treasure Detector Finds,

Minelab SDC 2300 and GPZ 7000 Strike Gold

Our staff in Miners Den Brisbane had the recent privIledge to see a couple of amazing pieces of gold found in Queensland.

Using the Minelab SDC 2300 metal detector and Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector our customer was able to find a couple of great pieces.

The smaller nugget, 4.5oz was found with the SDC 2300


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