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We all know as we gain experience as prospectors most of the trash is scattered all over on top of the ground and if you find a nail the audio usually gives you a double beep as it receives a signal from both ends of the ferrous steel.

Well I was looking for a new patch and wandering around the sides of some old gullies that had diggings on them and...

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Jul 10, 2019 8:57:27 AM By Shane Gold Nugget, Minelab Gold Detector Finds

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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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

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

 T...

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North Queensland Gold

In 2014 I had the great privilege of traveling to Forsayth, Nth Qld, with my mates for a 10 day detecting trip.

Forsayth is approximately 1900kms north from Brisbane- in the start of the beautiful gulf country, located near Georgetown- a historically rich gold mining area.

In recent years, a number of cattle stations have opened ...

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Sep 15, 2017 6:48:30 AM By Miners Den Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A Short Trip to Nth Qld

One of our regular customers was kind enough to show us the spoils of his recent short trip to North Queensland.

After several gold less days trudging through the hills in the hot, humid conditions, he was lucky enough to stumble on to a very nice patch. It was only a small patch but had some great weight. There were quite a f...

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Apr 27, 2017 9:46:11 AM By Miners Den Brisbane Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

The anticipation grew as our WA trip got closer! This year there would be 5 of us going to Murrin Murrin, Redcastle, near Swincers Well ( north of Laverton) and Burtville. We would be away for 6 weeks during July and August.

The planning, packing of 2 vehicles, a camper trailer and a trailer and research had all been done and we were off. The drive ...

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Dec 8, 2016 12:08:55 PM By David K Minelab Gold Detector Finds

I had been using a VLF machine for some time and had found no gold, only lead from bullets and some rusted iron. I was really struggling with the VLF’s inability to distinguish between hot mineralised ground and an authentic target, and was building up one Popeye-like arm from constant fruitless digging.

After watching the SDC 2300 videos and finds ...

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Jul 31, 2015 9:47:25 AM By Miners Den Adelaide Minelab SDC 2300 Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

Getting to know our new Minelab GPZ 7000 metal detector has been interesting and challenging, with small nuggets being won on most trips.

Last weekend I decided to try balancing the zed using the ferrite supplied by Minelab. A small area was checked for targets, the ferrite placed on the ground, and I began to swing quickly over the ground and ferri...

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Read below to discover more about the monster 177oz gold nugget discovered near Ballarat in 2013.


• The 177oz Gold Nugget was unearthed by a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector


• The gentleman cleared 4″ (10cm) of mulch from the surface and still had a good signal from his detector


• He proceeded to dig down, and after the signal becoming clearer and a de...

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Jul 17, 2015 9:49:51 AM By Miners Den Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds