Unfortunately i didn’t get to do as much treasure hunting as I would have liked to have done last year with the birth of my first child, but I did manage to find a few interesting items, which I will share with you here.
I struck GOLD
This is the biggest piece of gold I have found since using the Garrett AT Pro as my primary detector. I was camping on a block of land in rural Queensland (just north of the dams) and decided to do some detecting in the dried up river bed. At first all I kept finding was old horse shoes, a couple of bullet casings and even a few old 1 and 2 cent pieces.
Anyway towards the end of the day I decided to check over near some rocks and the AT Pro started going off. I didn’t have to dig very far down (perhaps 10 – 15cm) and this is what I came up with.Previously my best gold finds had been when I had been actually searching for gold, this was a great surprise though. Needless to say, I kept checking for more for about another 2 hours after I had planned to leave (in the dark no less) and nothing. Not even a hint of any more gold. I’m not sure how it ended up there, but I’m glad it did 🙂 Next time I’m out that way I will try climbing the hills in the area a little bit further up to see is anything else shows up.
Some Old Coins
I also found a couple of old coins which I believe are worth a bit of money to coin collectors. I’m not really big into selling stuff though, so I have no idea how much these would fetch.
Australia 1925 Florin Coin
I found this when hunting with a friend down by my usual fishing spot. I was sick of not catching any fish, so I decided to switch things up. The tide was low and I managed to walk out a fair way to where the water normally would have been. I suspect someone threw this into the lake a very long time ago.
Australia 1914 Threepence Coin
This one was found when I was looking for an engagement ring. We didn’t find the ring – I don’t think the woman lost it where she thought she lost it as we spend a VERY long time looking for it 🙁
I would love to hear about what you have found recently – feel free to comment below.