By Steve Herschbach
I was just updating links and realized I have been posting adventures to Steve’s Mining Journal for over twenty years now.
The Journal started when the internet was new, and information about metal detecting and prospecting for gold was new and rare. Metal detecting was still an obscure activity and gold prospecting even more so. I started posting the stories on my old company website as a way to show people this stuff really works and to help promote the business.
It was one of my better decisions, as documenting these adventures has turned out to be far more important to me than anyone else. Memories fade with age, and I can’t do this stuff forever, so it is great now to have all these adventures to look back on.
Anyway, many people never leave the forums and explore the rest of this website, so I thought I would post this to celebrate the unofficial 20th anniversary of Steve’s Journal for those who have never wandered across it.
Every year some of us have an 'opportunity' to go to Australia and prospect for a few weeks. Some of us pull the trigger and some of us don't. (I'm not talking 'Paul' type of trip where you outfit yourself for months.)
Now is the time to book that type of trip. I'm sure many Australians book trips also.
Which tour has the 'best' three week or so, all in or tag along trip and to what part of Australia? We'd be bringing our own detector, a 7000 and just want to get put on or near a gold patch or two.
If you have been there and done that recently it would sure help to know your story. Maybe this is the year to pull the trigger.
I had seen a movie called "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" pop up on Netflix and then saw Reg W comment on PA that he had seen it and mentioned there was some 'loaming' in it.
Sat down to watch it tonight and it is a series of short stories. 4 stories in so far and they are all 'old west' themed. Some funny, some weird, some sad.
Well, the last one we watched was called "All Gold Canyon" and about 5 minutes in I thought to myself "I know this story".
I read it here on a thread that JW started - there is a link to the story in his first post.
It is well worth a read and the short film does the story good justice too.
Enjoy the read and if you get the chance enjoy the film - there is some very nice fake gold in it 👍
By Rivers rat
Hello to all !
I may be able to sneak in my wife luggage in February when she will be training for her new Job in Australia .I believe she will be based in Perth.Is there any Gold rich field around there?????
I dont want to stay indoor and i got the green light to go detecting.
Any infos will be welcome.