I purchased a metal detector last night so I can take my boys. Looking for places that people have been before and have found gold. I have been to a few places as a child and hoping to get some new ones.

Posted anonymously, 5th May 2014

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  • Hope you had success – searching for treasure would be fun!

  • only when I went panning for gold years ago at Sovereign Hill!

  • Sounds like a lot of fun – hope you find some treasures.

  • You never know what you might find,l hear people finding gold even these days!

  • Sounds like a lot of fun! Hope you have had some luck.

  • A very long time ago my ex tried to find gold while we were travelling in Kalgoorlie but he found nothing lol

  • My nephew got a metal detector for Christmas one year. He used to go over his yard, found some interesting bits and pieces, mostly rubbish tho

  • Depends on we’re you live,my grandpa was a gold miner.There is a book about a place called Drake,up northern NSW,my grandpas pictures in the book ,he tells you where you can find gold up that way,he’s been gone for 18yrs now.

  • I was thinking of getting one always wanted as a kid. I don’t reckon find gold but would still be fun.

  • It sounds like a lot of fun; good luck!

  • I have a metal detector, I don’t use it that often but keep saying I should. I like rummaging around old sites and I’ve found stuff in our backyard in one area in particular, it obviously used to be a rubbish pit back in the 1920’s when our building was built. I’ve found bottles, loads of nails – some very old, and other bits and bobs. I don’t go looking for gold. You need to google or buy a book that will tell you some good sites for digging and make sure you follow the metal detecting etiquette.

  • Half the fun is in the looking and the strange things you find that aren’t gold!

  • I used to go with my dad as a child to be honest we had more fun with the surroundings as wheb your not finding gold it can drag on. We used to go out bush near Bendigo (Vic)

  • have you and your boys found any treasures yet?

  • that sounds like heaps of fun, i don’t know any places tho

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