By Steve Herschbach
Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree 2020
An annual two day event introducing gold panning and detector demonstrations on the Labour Day long weekend. Saturday, 07 March 2020 | 06:45 AM to Sunday, 08 March 2020 | 03:00 PM
Bring along the family for a fun filled prospecting weekend on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March and participate in all the activities to do with detecting and gold panning. Major gold detector draws, and many lucky draw prizes up for grabs.
Senior token hunt Saturday and Sunday Senior gold panning knockout Saturday Monster town garage sales Saturday Saturday evening entertainment Prizes this year are:
Senior token hunt - Minelab GPX 5000 valued at $5999.00
Junior token hunt - 1st prize Minelab GO-FIND 60 Detector valued at $399, 2nd price Minelab GO-FIND 40 detector valued at $299, 3rd prize Minelab GO-FIND 20 detector valued at $199
For a full list of events and running times click here
Please note that the Wedderburn Country Market has moved to Saturday 7 March from 9am-1pm at Jacka Park, High Street, Wedderburn.
Free entry for non-participants. Senior detector hunt: $50 for the weekend, $40 for one day. Seniors gold panning: $5. Junior detector hunt: $10 per child (8-16). Junior gold panning: $5 per child
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By Steve Herschbach
Come one come all to the Annual Gathering of Treasure Hunters from throughout the land. There will be fun, food, prizes and merriment for all at the Treasure Coast Archaeological Society (TCAS) 33rd Annual Hunt.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Where: Kiwanis-Hobart Park, Wabasso, Florida
Under the shade of the pines in Hobart Park. Only 5 min from the 1715 Spanish fleet wreck treasure beaches. Competition hunt, silver and reale hunts. Lots of prizes including metal detectors (AT Pro, Ace 350/400), scoops, headphones and a lot more. The cost is $125 for the whole day (all hunts) including lunch. No individual pricing. If you send payment before March 1st, 2019, the cost is only $99. The fun starts at 9am. See our website for maps, forms and more information.
COMPETITION HUNT - There will be several thousand painted tokens evenly distributed in the marked-off area, very close to the surface (within 1"). The goal is to locate and recover as many of the marked coins as possible in one hour. Trophies and prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Please feel free to gather at the border prior to the hunt, but please do not enter the area before the beginning of the hunt. Everyone will begin at the same time and end at the same time. Remaining time will be announced. Please do not share tokens. Once you leave the hunt field, you cannot return. This hunt will require speed, technique, skill and the ability to bend over and have good knees and back. This hunt is for bragging rights as the "Best Competition Hunter".
YOUTH HUNT (12 and under) - The smaller buccaneers among us will have an opportunity to strut their stuff. This is a mini version of the Competition Hunt. Yes, you can observe and give verbal help, but the smaller buccaneer is the only one who can operate the magic wand (metal detector) and retrieve the tokens. Remember the primary goal is to have fun.
THE SHOOT-OUT (PINPOINT) - This will definitely get you in the mood to pull some hair. The object is to locate and place an X on the specific location of a coin attached to the underside of a piece of plywood. The goal is to pinpoint the exact center of the hidden coin's location with your metal detector. You will have 30 seconds to make your mark. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
Then its break for LUNCH!
SILVER HUNT and REALE HUNT - Silver coins will be randomly distributed in the field. Recover as many as you can, and keep all that you find!!! The more that sign up, the more coins we will put in the ground! Prize tokens will also be planted and some will be for SPANISH REALES!
See our website for maps, forms and more information.
By Steve Herschbach
Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt / DIGGIN' TEXAS 2020
Weekend of March 27-29, 2020 (rain or shine)
First Monday (flea market grounds)
800 First Monday Lane
Canton, TX 75103
For RV Reservations: https://www.firstmondaycanton.com/rv-park
SIGN-UPS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED!
Basic Hunt Package:
Participation in several prize hunts: Lights Out Hunt, Free Range Hunt, and Kids Hunt (for those 12 and under). Three prize token games will be seeded throughout the weekend, including tokens for the Gold Coin Challenge. One Charles Garrett Memorial/Diggin' Texas Hunt T-shirt (if hunt fee is paid before February 1, 2020). Free First Monday park admission and tent camping (RV camping requires additional fee). Hunters are free to search throughout the park grounds for native coins and relics. In addition, special prize tokens and caches will be seeded throughout the park grounds. Optional Silver Hunt and Relic Hunt also available.
Plenty of Fun for All Ages!
Meet other treasure hunters and find some treasure! Or explore Canton's historic district and local museums. Free Kids Hunt for ages 12 and under. All prizes will be awarded! A random drawing will be conducted for unclaimed prizes. Special guests, more details to be announced! Picnic and coolers allowed. Concessions available in Civic Center building on Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Garrett website for more information and to sign up!
We had a great club outing at Rye Patch, NV. I tell you the heat was on, fighting lite hangovers, extra full stomachs from the great foods and the open vastness of Rye Patch to find a nugget. Robin & I, finally got to meet "Doc" after years of phone conversations and many other new friends. Well enough of the mushy stuff...the hunt was fun and we all found some color. I've said it before and I will say it again! The SDC 2300 will put up a fantastic fight against his bigger brother the GPZ 7000. But my choice is the GPZ and my Wife Robin's is the SDC, the best of both worlds. I did a couple of test with both detectors. One of my tones with the GPZ is a guaranteed sound of a nugget. This was a hardly audible one but good enough to call Robin over with her SDC for a listen. Well she couldn't hear it, I had to kick the dirt down a couple of inches before she heard it and on the GPZ it was now a solid nugget tone. Now, I didn't reverse this test with the detectors. But in one tight spot, another partner pulled 5 nuggets out with his SDC and swiping it very slow with my GPZ, I could hear little nugget tones but could not get them in my hand...got tired of chasing them around. I told another fellow to hit that spot with his GoldBug 2 and he ended up with a smile on his face! Bottom line is, learn your detector they all will find what your looking for...I hunt for gold and here is our hunting parties pokes. Until the next hunt
Ill keep sending out apps, but its likely the few spots are taken and this will be reserving your spot in the wait list Que..
We have a few Western States Prospecting Association openings available.
PM me with your email address and Ill send you information and an application.
Were a limited membership capped at 100 paid members.
Dues are a family membership for $135 a year, seniors pay $100 after the first year.
The claims are proven to hold detectable gold with locations in 3 western states CA, NV and AZ.
Like big gold?
This one came from one of our NorCal claims!