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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

A Miners Den Bendigo customer recently stopped by the store and showed us a lovely 194.2g gold nugget he had found using a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector.

I went to a new spot and detected the old diggings for awhile. I decided to detect a flat area above the diggings where possibly a house had been built.

I got numerous targets but using the GPX 5...

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Nov 9, 2016 1:13:37 PM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds


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

Recently my work mate, David Turner, informed me a customer had bought in some great but unusual gold found with his Minelab GPX 5000, including a very large and heavy rock with some colour showing through. Well today was my lucky day as our customer came back in to show me the pieces!

Within the first hour came the small clean 1 grm nugget, the cus...

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May 25, 2014 6:40:41 AM By Miners Den Brisbane Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A Miners Den Bendigo customer recently showed us a collection of stunning gold nuggets he and his wife had found over the past 3 years with a Minelab GPX 4000 and GPX 5000. Most of the nuggets were found using a Nugget Finder 12” x 7” Mono coils.


May 11, 2014 6:44:13 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

We were recently shown some great finds by a Miners Den Bendigo customer-

I was out detecting with the Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector with the 11” Commander Mono Coil in a spot near a quartz reef. We found a small piece of gold on the Saturday, it was the only piece we found but decided to return on Sunday for a more thorough look, as we thought th...

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May 4, 2014 6:54:00 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A Miners Den Bendigo customer recently showed us some of his great finds.

One was a 222.6 gram gold nugget.

The nugget was found using a Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector with a Nugget Finder 14" x 7" Elliptical mono coil.

It was found at a depth of around 12". The ground was very hard  & dry, it was virgin ground.

The nugget was very dirty when pulled o...

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Apr 27, 2014 6:57:10 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A customer from Miners Den Bendigo recently showed us a beaut 138.8 gram gold nugget. It was discovered in South Gippsland Victoria at the start of February.

Found in an old workings area the prospector shovelled dirt into a gold pan first and then detected it with a Minelab GPX metal detector.

What a fantastic Find!

Mar 13, 2014 7:04:31 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A Miners Den Bendigo Customer found a beautiful 22.3 gram specimen with quartz still attached.

It was found using a Minelab GPX 5000 Metal Detector using a 12" x 7" Nugget Finder Mono Coil.

The ground was highly mineralised and the specimen was found at a depth of about 10”.

Due to the high mineral level of the ground there was only a faint signal but...

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Mar 7, 2014 7:08:14 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds

A customer came into the Miners Den Bendigo shop recently showing us his 256 gram nugget (8.2ounces).

It was found on the side of a hill. The customer had stopped and seen a likely looking spot and decided to have a search with his Minelab GPX 5000 metal detector and Nugget Finder 17” x 11” mono coil and found a couple of tiny bits of gold. He then ...

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Jan 9, 2014 7:15:10 AM By Miners Den Bendigo Minelab GPX Metal Detector Finds Minelab Gold Detector Finds