Garmin TOPO Maps - Your reliable friend on the trail

Publised on July 28, 2013. Article written by admin.

Garmin, the world class leader in GPS supplies has a lot to offer for prospectors. From Automotive Maps (on the road navigation) to Marine Charts (on the water navigation) to Recreational Maps (on the go navigation), the TOPO maps are the ones that should have your attention.

A wide range of high resolution TOPO maps are available in different formats: as Download, as CD/DVD or as (micro)SD Cards.

The Origin of Gold

Publised on July 11, 2013 - Article compiled and rewritten by admin.

Have you ever asked yourself: "Where does gold come from?"  "Has gold always been present on our planet?"  "Are meteorites the reason that there's gold out there?". Did you know that the oceans contain an enormous amount of dissolved gold? - - - Curious?  Keep reading and find out more about the origin of gold.

Cygnus Loop Supernova - Photograph courtesy J. J. Hester (Arizona State University)/NASA

Supernovae, or collapsing stars, provide the extremely hot conditions necessary to create dense atoms like gold. The Cygnus Loop supernova (above), was a colossal stellar explosion that occurred 15,000 years ago. Atoms inside supernovae collide forcefully and create intense heat — hundreds of millions of degrees.

Lasseter's gold reef. The legend continues...

Published in Mail Online, 30 June 2013, Updated 01 July 2013. Article written by Mark Duell.

Explorers use Google Earth to restart hunt for Australian El Dorado that gold-seeker claimed he found more than a century ago.

  • Men have been five times to area in remote Gibson Desert, Australia
  • Harold Bell Lasseter said in 1929 that he had discovered reef in 1911
  • Received backing to find the gold again - but died 'after he located it'
  • His diary was found in cave and it showed route he took to get there
  • Jeff Harris and Brendan Elliott have tracked journey on Google Earth

Explorer: Harold Lasseter claimed to have found an El Dorado in Australia in 1911.

Seventeen tons of gold and silver coins recovered

Published in Mail Online, 25th February 2012. Article written by Daily Mail reporter.

Seventeen tons of gold and silver coins recovered from sunken galleon touch down in Spain.

Sovereign claim: These are among nearly 600,000 coins recovered from a sunken Spanish galleon which are due to be returned to Spain today after a long legal fight.


Sunken city gives up its treasure

Published in Mail Online, 6th June 2013. Article written by James Rush.

Ancient Egyptian metropolis lost for 1,200 years below Mediterranean sea set to go on display

  • Heracleion was submerged by the sea and sands 1,200 years ago
  • Was discovered during a survey at the beginning of the last decade
  • Archaeologists are now preparing to show some of the objects found


The ghost fleet of Chuuk Lagoon

Published in Mail Online - 4th June 2013

World's biggest ship graveyard lies at site of WW2 battle where US crushed Japanese fleet.

Explore: It may look like a tropical paradise, but this stunning South Pacific masks a dark secret as under the clear blue waters lies the biggest graveyard of ships in the world.


A £10 Million Haul for Treasure Hunters

Published in Mail Online, 30 June 2012 (Article written by Jane Fryer)

''Although the article was hot news last summer, I was not aware of it. I think this discovery is important enough to pop-up here again.'' (admin)   

So, Reg, how did it feel to find £10m? One man and his mate spent 30 years searching  for a hoard of hidden silver. JANE FRYER hears how they finally struck lucky.

Can she coin in too? Reg Mead shows Jane Fryer how he found the 2,000-year-old cache.


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Lucky prospector finds huge gold nugget

ABC News  - Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:46pm AEDT

A gold nugget with an estimated value of more than $300,000 has been unearthed near Ballarat in Victoria's west.

177 ounce gold nugget found near Ballarat, 10.30am January 16, 2013


An amateur prospector found the nugget weighing 177 ounces, or 5.5 kilograms, with a metal detector just outside Ballarat in a popular area for prospecting.

Gold hunters rush to southern Myanmar river stream

Eleven - No. 1 Newsmedia in Myanmar

Published on Wednesday, 14th November 2012, 22:04

People searching for gold in Bawlu creek, Taninthayi Region// Photo - Zaw Moe Oo (Myeik)/EMG


Hundreds of people thronged the Bawlu creek, a tributary of Taninthayi River in southwestern part of the country, in search of gold.



Ice Cold Gold - Season 2. Watch the new episodes here!

Article published on March 31, 2014. Written & compiled by admin. An Animal Planet production.

The first season of ICE COLD GOLD was but a glimpse of Greenland's power and potential. This season, the threats and rewards are multiplied.  Nothing about Greenland is implied; a new world is about to be defined. In the ruby-packed second season of ICE COLD GOLD, our spirited team of American miners returns to the most remote mining location on the planet with its eyes on a prize. With possibly the world's largest ruby in the Arctic glinting within reach, Sixty Degree Resources stretches the logistical challenge of returning to its deposit to life-threatening, thin extremes.

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