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New A DEAD MAN'S DREAM: Lasseter's Reef Found. S/C (Angie Testa and Bill Decarli)  2005. 104pp. 

Many expeditions over the past 70 years or so have been conducted in the hope of locating 'Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef'.

It appears that the original map drawn by Harold Lasseter was technically correct, but all the landmarks and details were reversed.

This then suggests that the location of Lasseter's Reef was actually to the east of Alice Springs rather than to the west as previously thought. All the geographical features mentioned by Lasseter now seem to line up.

For some years now, Vietnam Veteran Mr. Bill Decarli has undertaken much research into the famed 'Lasseter's Lost Gold Reef' and now believes that he has found the location.

When he applied for an exploration licence for 155 square kilometers around the reef and a syndicate was formed with a plan to mine it, the Lands Council declared the area to be sacred.

 

18.00
 
New A FORTUNE IN THE DESERT: Mountains of wealth can be yours. S/C    (David L. Markiewitz)  1985. 82pp. The author in this book describes how to prospect for gold in desolate country with a view to hard-rock mining. He explains in detail the methods used to be successful. Even though this is an American book, all the information given is still the same and relevant and applied here in Australia. 

A Fortune in the Dessert 

9.50
 
A MANUAL FOR THE NOVICE GOLD PROSPECTOR: A basic manual for those with no idea. Spiral bound. (Stephen Barnham & Wendy Harland-White) 2000. 22pp. This publication describes the various equipment used for gold prospecting whether it is a gold pan, gold sluice or metal detector. It gives you information where to look for gold and how to use the equipment. Colour photographs. Excellent condition.  SOLD
 
  A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE VICTORIAN GOLDFIELDS. H/C + D/W  (James Flett) 1st Edition, 1977. 118pp. A magnificent book containing many early drawings and photographs of the Victorian goldfields.  A few "foxed" spots but otherwise in good condition.  SOLD
 
  A YANKEE MERCHANT IN GOLDRUSH AUSTRALIA. H/C + D/W 1st Edition, 1970. 204pp. This book contains the letter of George Francis Train 1853 -1855 with introductory notes by: E. Daniel & A. Potts. In essence, this enterprising young man from the USA conducted a lucrative business in Melbourne as an agent for the famous White Star Line of Liverpool, UK who threw himself into community affairs, and visited Geelong and the surrounding goldfields, Sydney and Tasmania. The editors present a fascinating facet of the gold rush, for as many fortunes were made and lost in the counting-house as on the diggings.  Ex lib. This book has tape marks inside the front and back covers but the pages are in good condition. Special.  6.50
 
ADVANCED PROSPECTING & DETECTING FOR HARDROCK GOLD. S/C (Jim Straight) Revised Edition April 1996. 30pp. A booklet that describes the way metal detectors and techniques are used in locating gold nuggets and gold deposits.  Signed by author. SOLD
 
ADVANCED PROSPECTING & DETECTING FOR HARDROCK GOLD. S/C (Jim Straight) Revised Edition April 1998.. 46pp. A booklet that describes the way metal detectors and techniques are used in locating gold nuggets and gold deposits.  Signed by author.  SOLD
 
  AND THERE'S GOLD OUT THERE. H/C (E. Waller) 1st Edition, 1966. 230pp. This is possibly one of the best books ever published on the subject of gold prospecting within Australia. Lots of tips and techniques. Now scarce. Good condition.  SOLD
 
  AUSTRALIA, VISITED and REVISITED. S/C (Samuel Mossman & Thomas Banister) A facsimile of the 1853 edition. Reprinted 1974. 323pp. A narrative of recent travels and old experiences around Victoria and New South Wales. There is many details of the gold diggings in both states contained in this most interesting book. Good condition.  12.00
 
AUSTRALIAN GOLD PROSPECTORS' HANDBOOK. Paper covers. (C. Barclay Smith) 1st Edition 1931. 112pp. This early Australian book was published during the depression in the hope that gold would be a saviour to families in need of money to live. It goes into the equipment required, how and where to go gold prospecting in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland & Western Australia. A lot of information in this book which still applies today. A most scarce and collectable book. Good condition except for a torn back cover.  SOLD
 
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New BACK O'CAIRNS.  Paperback   (Ion Idriess)  Angus & Robertson 1994. 328pp. This is the story of the author who went to North Queensland prospecting at a time when the fabulous country back of Cairns was being opened up and when new towns were springing up as mineral wealth was being discovered. Men like Mulligan, Doyle, Atherton and Palmerston - and of the search for a route from the coast to the hinterland, bound up with the rivalry of the three ports of Cardwell, Port Douglas and Cairns. All the colour and excitement and hard, courageous struggle of the era have been captured by the author who found more than gold, he found the true beauty and fascination of the North, and makes it come alive in his stories of the unforgettable men and women who were its pioneers. 

Back of Cairns  

15.00
BATTLING FOR GOLDS/C (John Marshall) 1984 reprint of 1903 edition with new material. 206pp,  John Marshall, adventurer, journalist, public figure and Digger’s leader on the Coolgardie - Kalgoorlie goldfield wrote of early days on the fields in what is the best collection of goldfields’ stories. Illustrated. Shop soiled copy. Special.  15.00
 
  BENDIGO'S MINING HISTORY: 1851 - 1954.  S/C  (James A. Lerk)  1991.  79pp. An excellent illustrated with numerous black & white photographs as well as a  history of gold mining in Bendigo, Victoria. Good condition.  16.00
 
  BILL PEACH'S GOLD. S/C (Bill Peach. Australian Broadcasting Commission)  1st Edition 1983. 192pp. This book follows the famous ABC Television programme on Gold to all the goldfields around Australia. Good condition.  12.00
 
New BOWYANGS AND BOOMERANGS. S/C (M. "Mulga Mick" J. O’Reilly) 1984 reprint of 1944 edition with new material. 167pp. Mulga Mick’s account of life in Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania and his mining of gold, wolfram, opals and osmiridium. Swagging, Afghans, camels, mica mines and life from the 1890s in the Australian bush are also described. 12.00
 
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  CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS OF VICTORIA. H/C (Howard Tanner. Photography by: David Woodhead) 1978. 73pp. This book provides an historic look at the history, the towns and buildings in this goldfields area from Ballarat and north to Bendigo in Victoria. A "Golden Fleece" Regional Heritage Guide. Good condition. SOLD
 
New CHASING THE WEIGHT: 1836-1912. S/C (F. W. P. Cammilleri) 1986. 84pp. From the Kimberley in 1886 to the Pilbara, Ashburton, Murchison, Kalgoorlie, Greenbushes and Donnybrook. “FWP” was a pioneer prospector and the first man to dig and peg on the Golden Mile lodes. 17.50
 
CLERMONT GOLDFIELD - Queensland. Card covers. 15pp. This photocopied report consists of geological reports from various sources including location maps of this goldfield in Central Queensland.   5.00
 
New COOLGARDIE GOLD. H/C (Albert Gaston)  1984 reprint of 1937 edition with new material. 228pp. The discovery of gold at Coolgardie filled thousands of young men with eagerness to try their luck on the new field. Illustrated. 15.00
 
  COSSACK GOLD: The Chronicles of an Early Goldfields Warden.  H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (W. Lambden Owen) 1st Edition 1933 216pp. This book contains vivid reminiscences of the life in the North West of Australia from the 1880s to the 1930s. The subjects include gold, pearling, Aborigines, diamonds, murder and madness in the great but empty North. Illustrated. Ex lib. Good condition. 30.00
 
  COSSACK GOLD: The Chronicles of an Early Goldfields Warden. H/C  (W. Lambden Owen) 1st Edition 1933 216pp. Four marked / "drawn in - coloured in" pages with a marked cover and some foxing. Special. SOLD
 
New COSSACK GOLD. H/C (W. Lambden Owen) 1984 reprint of 1933 edition with new material. 154pp.
Vivid reminiscences of the life in the North West of Australia from the 1880s to the 1930s. Gold, pearling, Aborigines, diamonds, murder and madness in the great but empty North.
15.00
 
COSSACK GOLD. H/C (W. Lambden Owen) 1984 reprint of 1933 edition with new material. 154pp. Shop soiled copy. Special.  SOLD
 
CYANIDING FOR GOLD: A complete, simple, and detailed account of the process written especially for the working miner and the small syndicate. Ion Idriess) Angus and Robertson, Original 1st Edition. 1939. Hardcover. 270 pp including appendices, fold out charts and diagrams, some B&W photographs. The Cyanide or Macarthur-Forrest Process is used to extract gold and other precious metals, such as: silver copper & zinc, from low grade ore. This is an ex New Zealand library copy which is in quite good condition except the red/brown cloth cover is worn and has a wide red cloth strip on the spine with the title hand-written in black ink. No dust cover. A photocopy of the original cover (when published) is also included. There are a couple of library stamps in the book. However the general book condition is sound with the pages in very good condition. The book could be re-bound to make it quite attractive. (This most rare and collectable book now brings up to $4000 in new condition or up to $2500 in second-hand condition).   1750.00

or near offer

 
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New

DIGGER ..... One Man, One Pan and a Million Square Miles of Outback.   S/C  (Max Anderson)  3rd Edition  2013.   344pp.  This book is a true story of a naïve Pom who stops at a pub in a Goldfields ghost town. He’s equipped with a shovel, a suitcase of books and a dog with a stupid name. 

For full information on this title please scroll down to the bottom of this page.

 
 
New DIVING AND DIGGING FOR GOLD.  S/C (Mary Hill)  48pp. In this book the author looks at the various types of places where to find gold, what to take when hunting, the types of equipment used. A good introduction.  Illustrated.  3.00
 
  DIVING AND DIGGING FOR GOLD. S/C (Mary Hill)  48pp. Good condition. SOLD
 
New DOLLYPOT. S/C (Edited by: Peter J. Bridge) 1987, 168pp. A magnificent collection of prospectors' and miners stories. Humour, sadness, thirst, booze, hard luck, life, people and poetry of the goldfields - from the Kimberley in the North to Ravensthorpe in the south east of Western Australia. Illustrated. 15.00
 
  DOLLYPOT. S/C (Edited by: Peter J. Bridge) 1987, 168pp. New copy with a faded spine. Special.  10.00
 
  DREAM MILLIONS. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (Fred  Blakeley) 1st Edition, 1972. 187pp. This book puts new reflection on the whereabouts of Lasseter's Reef (supposedly in the Northern Territory) contains new information coming to light.  Near mint condition.  SOLD
 
  DREAM MILLIONS. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (Fred  Blakeley) 1st Edition, 1972. 187pp.  This book puts new reflection on the whereabouts of Lasseter's Reef (supposedly in the Northern Territory) contains new information coming to light.    Ex lib.    Reading copy In good condition.  5.00
 
DRY WASHING FOR GOLD.    S/C  Revised Edition 1994.  89pp. Covers modern electronic prospecting and current equipment. Describes Dry Washing (Dry Blowing), a profitable means of extracting gold in regions where water sources are not available. Also gives information on building one of these Dry Washers which in Australia, are referred to as Dry Blowers. Illustrated.

Dry Washing for Gold  (Klein) 

9.50 
 
DUNOLLY: The Story of an Old Gold-Diggings Town. H/C - Large Format.  (James Flett) 1st Edition 1956. 160pp. This most sought after book, illustrated with many historical photographs and maps plus descriptive lists of property occupiers of Dunolly and surrounding towns are all here. It also describes fully the gold rush eras for which this area is noted for. Scarce. Unfortunately, the cover is badly damaged but the pages are in good condition. Special  SOLD
 
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ELDORADO COLOMBIAN GOLD. S/C (No author) 1978. 160pp. A well presented illustrated book on the Columbian gold artefacts which travelled around Australia. Also includes details of mining and the techniques of manufacture.   Mint condition. 5.00
 
ELECTRONIC PROSPECTING.   S/C  (Charles Garrett, Bob Grant & Roy Lagal) 1st Edition 1979. 78pp. This book provides all the information you need to know in using a VLF/TR metal detector for gold prospecting. Much other information is included for the prospector. Good condition. 

    

SOLD
 
  EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOLD AND OTHER PRECIOUS METALS INCLUDING SILVER, PLATINUM AND PALLADIUM. S/C  (Russell Burkett) 1975. Revised Edition March 1988. 104pp.This book provides invaluable techniques used in the evaluation of jewelery, objects of art, coins, precious metal substitutes, silver and gold hallmarking world-wide, assaying and recovery methods. A good reference work for the serious investor, dealer, collector, hobbyist or non-professional seeking profit or protection in precious metals. Mint condition.  22.00
 
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New FABULOUS GOLD and where to find it.   S/C  (Wallace Brazzeal & Mark T. Ballstaedt) 1st Edition, 1975. This book provides the reader with much information on gold. It deals with the Lore - legends, Alchemy and Buried Treasure, the Law, the market of gold - past and present- Past & Present, and instructions for finding gold in the field.  6.50
 
FABULOUS GOLD and where to find it. S/C (Wallace Brazzeal & Mark T. Ballstaedt) 1st Edition, 1975.   Good condition.  4.00 
 
New FINDING GOLD NUGGETS WITH A METAL DETECTOR. S/C (James "Jimmy Sierra" Normandi) 1990. 86pp. This well known gold prospector who is part of the White's Electronics team gives the reader all the information that is required to become a successful gold prospector using White's metal detectors. Here, he discusses Ground balancing, coil sizes, motion and non-motion modes, sensitivity and target identification and lots more.  15.00 
 
FIRST GOLD: A history of Australia's first goldfield - Ophir, New South Wales. H/C (Robert Bartlett) 1st Edition 1999. 116pp. This excellent and well researched book provides the reader with all the historical information of this most famous goldfield. It also provides an Appendix listing many of the past residents of Ophir and its surroundings. Mint condition. Collectable. 75.00 
 
New FOLLOW THE DRYWASHERS  - Volume 3: The Nuggetshooter's Bible".    (Jim Straight)  6th Edition, Revised, 1996.  265pp.  This book just about covers everything you wanted to know about using various metal detectors for gold prospecting. Signed by author. Brand new condition.  SOLD
 
New FOLLOW THE DRYWASHERS  - Volume 3: The Nuggetshooter's Bible".  (Jim Straight)  5th Edition, Revised, 1994. 240pp.     Brand new condition.      3 copies left. 18.00
 
New FOOLS GOLD: Myths and Legends of gold seeking in Australia.    S/C  (Barry McGowan)   2006.    294pp.  This book covers the gold-seeking sagas from around Australia and sheds new light on some of the legends from fabulously unsuccessful rushes in Queensland to the famous saga of Lasseter's Reef.   35.00
 
FORGOTTEN COUNTRY. S/C  (Isabel Wilkinson) 1980.  291pp. The story of the Upper Clarence Goldfields in Northern New South Wales. This book provides a lot of information on the gold mining activities and the location of the mines and their locations. Good condition. SOLD
 
FOSSICKER'S GUIDE. Booklet - Card covers.  (Malcolm Drinkwater, Hill End, NSW) 1984. 14pp. This interesting booklet is mainly about Hill End in New South Wales. It gives information on the geology of the area, a map showing the town, river and tracks, where to go prospecting and find gold, the likely areas and how to go gold panning. Good condition except for 2 marked pages and cover. Special.  

SOLD

 
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GETTING GOLD. H/C (J. C. F. Johnson) Revised - 6th Edition  1920. 197pp. The book title also states: "A practical treatise for prospectors, miners and students". This book was written for Australian prospectors - chapters include: Introductory - the history of gold and interesting information; Gold prospecting; Lode or reef prospecting; Gold extraction (washing); Gold extraction (amalgamation); Gold extraction- Secondary process (concentration and chlorination); Gold extraction (cyaniding); Calcination or "Roasting" of ores; Rules of thumb Tips); Rule of thumb (mining appliances and methods); Rule of thumb (surveying); Rule of thumb (engineering); Weights, measures and tables. Good condition except for some slight foxing and marks on some pages and cover. Scarce.  SOLD
 
GOLD.  - Mineralogical Record.  Bulletins We have available one (1)  copy each of:  Volume 13, Number 6 - November / December 1982 (91pp.) & Volume 18, Number 1 - January / February 1987 (112pp.). These two bulletins cover GOLD as the subject with numerous articles and exceptional colour photographs of gold specimens. These books are now extremely rare to find even second-hand and virtually never come up for sale as they were "snapped up" by collectors when they "hit the deck" and were never reprinted. Now rare and collectable. Excellent condition.  SOLD
 
GOLD.    H/C + D/W   (Brian Kettell) 1st Edition, 1982.  283pp. The history of gold, The great gold rushes, Historical role, Investments, World gold markets, The future of gold. Good condition with a marked Dust Wrapper. 9.50
 
New GOLD: A Guide to Alluvial Gold and Dry Blowing Patches in Murchison - Peak Hill Region, Western Australia - Volume 2.    S/C   (T. E. Johnston)  1980. 33pp. An account of the locations, dry blowing patches, mud maps and references. A great little book showing the places where you can go and use a metal detector over these spots.    5.00
 
New GOLD: A Pictorial History of the Australian Goldrush.  S/C  (Geoff Hocking)  2006.  256pp. An most enjoyable book dealing with the early gold-rush days around Australia. Many black & white photographs & sketches plus colour photos as well.  An excellent presentation.  35.00
 
New GOLD:  ABC's OF PANNING.  S/C  (E. S. "Rocky" Le Gaye)  4th Edition, Revised & Enlarged 1975. 90pp. A reprint of an old classic, this book illustrates how to find placer (alluvial) gold, the necessary equipment required, how to use a gold pan, plus a lot more information for the beginner in this relaxing hobby.  Special.

Gold:  The ABC's Of Panning (E.S. LeGaye) 

7.50
 
GOLD: The Romance of its Discovery in Australia. S/C Paper covers. (Charles Barrett)  Published by: United Press - 1st Edition 1944. 96pp. This copy is a small saddle stapled booklet (12cm wide x 18cm high) with illustrations by S. T. Gill. Accounts of Mount Morgan, Lasseter's Cave, Morley's Find, the Golden Mile and much more. Foxed with a loose page and cover repaired. Now very hard to find. Special.        SOLD
 

GOLD & GHOSTS - Volume 1 - Western Australia. S/C (D.W. De Havelland) 326pp. A Prospector's & Metal Detecting Guide with maps. (1st Edition)   WA     This copy is in mint condition.

This book contains 326 pages, 27 chapters and over 100 maps. The first four (4) chapters of this volume deals with: (a) Gold in History (b) What is gold? (c) Origin of gold nuggets (d) Types of gold found (e) Prospecting methods (f) New innovations (g) Metal Detectors (h) Where to prospect.

Details of the following goldfields are covered: Kimberley , West Kimberley, Pilbara, West Pilbara, Ashburton, Gascoyne, Peak Hill, Yalgoo, Murchison, East Murchison, Mount Margaret , Coolgardie, North Coolgardie, North-east Coolgardie, East Coolgardie, Yilgarn, Broad Arrow,  Dundas , Phillips River , plus a general rundown on the State. A chapter is devoted to survival in the bush. A further chapter contains notes for interstate and overseas visitors and the final chapter lists references and indices.    It also includes the Addendum.

700.00

Last copy

 

GOLD & GHOSTS - Volume 2 - Western Australia. H/C + D/W   (D.W. De Havelland) 382pp. A Prospector's & Metal Detecting Guide with maps.   WA     This copy is in mint condition.

This volume is a continuation of Volume 1 and is designed to be used in conjunction with same. It contains 382 pages 20 chapters with and over 130 maps. The first chapter deals with gold in Western Australia followed with information on the following goldfields: Kimberley, West Kimberley, Ashburton, Gascoyne, Murchison, East Murchison, Mount Margaret, Coolgardie, North Coolgardie, North-east Coolgardie, East Coolgardie, Yilgarn, Broad Arrow, Dundas, Phillips River, North Dandalup, Donnybrook plus a further rundown on many other miscellaneous goldfields. The final chapter lists further references and indices. It must be noted that the information in Volume 1 is not repeated in Volume 2.

 SOLD
 

GOLD & GHOSTS - Volume 3 - South & Central Queensland.  S/C  (D.W. De Havelland) 435pp. A Prospector's & Metal Detecting Guide with maps.    Qld      

This book contains 435 pages, 19 chapters and over 170 maps covering the central and southern districts of Queensland from the Queensland / New South Wales border to Bowen and more or less diagonally to the corner of the south-west of the State. The author has divided the goldfields into 22 Mining Districts which are as follows: Southport, Brisbane, Ipswich, Warwick , Stanthorpe, Toowoomba, Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Gympie, Nanango, Eidsvold, Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mount Morgan, Rockhampton, Clermont, Mackay and Bowen. Each of the Mining Districts is then divided again into each known goldfield.

 SOLD

 

 

 

GOLD & GHOSTS - Volume 4 - North & North-western Queensland. H/C (D.W. De Havelland) 616pp. A Prospector's & Metal Detecting Guide with maps.    Qld  

This volume contains 616 pages, 13 chapters and 215 maps covering the area northwards from the south-west corner of the State and more or less diagonally to Bowen (being the balance not covered in Volume 3). This massive book follows the same format as Volume 3 covering 19 Mining Districts which are as follows: Charters Towers (including Ravenswood), Cloncurry, Mt. Isa, Townsville, Ingham, Innisfail, Herberton, Georgetown, Cairns, Mareeba (including Croydon), Mossman, Cooktown (including the Palmer River and areas north) and finally Thursday Island. Each of the Mining Districts is then divided again into each known goldfield.

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GOLD  & MINERAL LOCALITIES OF NEW SOUTH WALES. Stiff board (Arranged & edited by: Frank Hannan) 1965. 131pp. This now scarce book provides a brief introductory and informational guide to the types of gold, mineral and gem deposits found in New South Wales. Some 2,000 mines, prospects and localities are listed under district headings with a comprehensive index.  Excellent condition.  SOLD
 
GOLD - BLACK GOLD & INTRIGUE: The Story of Mount Morgan. S/C (Cyril Grabs) 1st Edition 1982. 163pp. This is the story of the Mount Morgan gold and copper mine in Central Queensland which was known as "Ironstone Mountain". It is also the story of the town and the company of the same name, and the working men and women who turned it into a familiar word on the Stock Exchanges of the world in the early 1900's. It also tells of a group of men whose influence reached as far as Persia. Good condition.   12.00
 
New GOLD:  Bulletin No. 7 - Department of Mines, Geological Survey, New South Wales.  S/C  (E. J. Kenny)  1924. Reprinted 1980. 60pp. This book is based largely upon the article on "Gold" by Mr. E. F. Pittman which was published in the 1st edition of "Mineral Resources of New South Wales". It provides historical notes on the discovery of gold, its occurrences, the operation of mines working in the state and production details. Illustrated with black & white photographs. 

This title is now OUT OF PRINT .... Hurry while stocks last !

25.00

SPECIAL PRICE:

7.50

 
GOLD:  Bulletin No. 7 - Department of Mines, Geological Survey, New South Wales.  S/C  (E. J. Kenny)  1924. Reprinted 1980. 60pp. Good condition.   5.00
 
GOLD DEPOSITS OF QUEENSLAND. Card covers. 54pp. This photocopied report consists of the gold section taken from the "Queensland Mineral Index & Guide" by Benjamin Dunstan. Geological Publication No. 241 published in 1913. It also includes relevant information taken from "The Mineral Wealth of Queensland"  by Robert L Jack in 1888.  Ideal for those who would like to research this information further to find their own goldfield ! 15.00
 
GOLD DEPOSITS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.  S/C  (A. Gibb Maitland)  94pp. Reprint. Ninety years on this is still the best overview of gold in WA for the general reader and prospector. The maps, drawings and photos explain the distribution and geology of gold throughout WA. 

gold-deposits

 

 

30.00

Last copy 

 
GOLD DISCOVERIES IN THE WARWICK AREA - Queensland. Card covers. 33pp. This photocopied report consists of geological reports from various sources including a location map of this goldfield in South-east Queensland.  SOLD 
 
GOLD ESCORT.   H/C + Damaged D/W   (L. J. Blake) 1st Edition, 1971. 228pp. The story of the Gold Escort Route from Mount Alexander in Victoria to Adelaide in South Australia during the 1850's in order to keep South Australia from bankruptcy. It paved the way for thousands of pounds of gold were despatched in the escorts' wagons, despite many difficulties. It is also the story of Alexander Tolmer, the Police Commissioner an impulsive and quick-tempered man who made powerful enemies. This copy has been signed by the author. Good condition. 18.00
 
GOLD FEVER. H/C + D/W (Kenneth J. Kutz) Gold Fever Publishing. Limited Edition 1987. 400pp. History of the gold rushes all over the world. Illustrates many items such as: postal covers, post cards, cancellations, postal markings, stamps and labels, postal stationery, letters and more. Mint condition

Gold Fever, by Kenneth J. Kutz, Mining & Philately, HB       

 

95.00

 
GOLD FEVER: Voices from Australian Goldfields. S/C - Paperback  (Edited by: Nancy Keesing) 1989. 412pp. When Edward Hammond Hargraves found himself "surrounded by gold" near Bathurst in 1851, he sparked off the most exciting, and most chaotic, period in Australia's history. Gathered together in this book are over 120 eye-witness accounts of the colourful, turbulent gold-rush years. Here are stories of fabulous "finds", of terrible privations in the digger's camps, of police brutality and anti-Chinese riots, of bushrangers and the lure of the gold escort. Here, you will find the truth about the "Eureka Stockade"; tales of Lola Montez; fascinating revelations about the legendary "Lasseter's Reef"; and first-hand descriptions of incredible feats of courage and endurance by men in the desperate grip of "gold fever". Good condition.  8.00
 
New GOLD FEVER: The Art of Panning and Sluicing.  S/C  (Lois De Lorenzo) 80pp. This book is a favourite among beginners as it shows you what type of country and where to look for gold;  how to build a sluice box and how to operate. It describes the separation of gold from sand.  Making gold jewellery is also covered. Glossary of terms. Contains numerous full-page illustrations on the mechanics of panning and sluicing. 

 

9.50
 
GOLD FINDING SECRETS. S/C (Edwin P. Morgan)  1966 - 5th Edition. 80pp. This USA written book provides a lot of historical information on how to go gold prospecting and mining as well as providing diagrams on how to construct gold rockers, sluice boxes, vibrating table and much more. Signed by author. Good condition.   22.00
 
New GOLD! GOLD!  A Beginners Handbook. S/C  (Joseph F. Petralia) 2006. 148pp.   A very popular beginners guide and recreational handbook. Includes historical and geographical background as well as traditional and modern recovery methods wherever you are. Includes where you can still find gold even in the US  today.  

Gold! Gold!  A Beginner's Hand Book  (Petralia) 

12.00
 
GOLD IN A CAMPGROUND.  Paper covers (Jerry Keene)  Circa 1970 ? 41pp.  This is a collection of articles that reveal - How, where and what equipment to use for: Gold panning, Sluices and Dredges, Concentrators, Diving for gold, Hookah diving, Recovering fine gold. Good condition. Special.  The forerunner of "Gold Prospector's Digest" .... Now scarce !  3.00
 
New GOLD IN THE GASCOYNE. S/C (Rhonda McDonald) 2000 reprint of 1985/1986 edition with new material. 140pp. The story of Mangaroon Station and its development by the McDonalds from 1923, including the discovery of the magnificent Star of Mangaroon Goldmine.  SOLD
 
New GOLD IN NEW SOUTH WALES.   Brochure / Chart  (Department of Mines, New South Wales)  This coloured chart shows you the locations of gold found in New South Wales.  2.75
 
GOLD IS WHERE YOU FIND IT: Book 1. S/C (L. Robinson & C. Frost) 1981. 218pp. This book covers most of the gold areas in New South Wales with all the historical information and maps. Now extremely scarce.  Very good condition.
Please note:  This was the only volume  -   Book / Volume 2 was never printed.
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New GOLD MINER'S SECRETS TO REFINING GOLD AND SILVER - Firing, Recovery & Purifying.  Booklet (Nola May Carter) 1982. 52pp. A booklet that describes the techniques in cleaning gold with Nitric acid, Aqua regia, as well as data on collecting fine gold with mercury. Covers the dangers, equipment and ingredients for firing, purifying and recovering.

Gold Miners Secrets On Gold & SIlver  (Carter) 

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New GOLD MINING IN THE 21st CENTURY: The Complete Book of Modern Gold Mining Procedures. S/C (David McCracken)  2005. 280pp. This massive reference book deals with everything !  Subjects covered are: What gold is; Where it comes from; Where to find it; Panning gold; Sluicing; Suction dredging; Lode mining; Electronic prospecting; selling gold and everything else you know to know about how to succeed at a modern-day gold prospecting adventure. 

Gold Mining In The 21st Century  (McCracken) The cover is now lime green in colour.

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GOLD NUGGETS WHERE TO FIND THEM.  A4 size- S/C  (Dusty Malone) 1st Edition 1984. 60pp. A book with mud maps on where gold nuggets can be found. It consists of 25 locations for New South Wales, 8 for Queensland and 10 for Victoria. This is now a very scarce book as it had a very limited print run. Good condition.  SOLD
 
GOLD ON THE MURCHISON. H/C (P. R. Heydon) 1986. 213pp. This book is the story of Cue, Day Dawn and Big Bell in Western Australia and the part these towns and their people played in the development of Murchison gold. From the first rushes in the 1880's and the hardships of the pioneers to Cue's status as the "Queen of the Murchison", the decay to ghost towns, oblivion and eventual rebirth. Contains information on gold mining in the area. Cover is slightly faded but the book itself is in excellent condition.  SOLD 
 
GOLD PANNER'S MANUAL. S/C (Garnet Basque) 4th Edition, Revised & Enlarged May 1976 - Reprinted August 1979. 110pp. This (Canadian produced)  interesting book has been around for some time. The contents include: Gold throughout the ages; Some facts about gold; How to locate Placer gold; The ABC's of gold panning; How to recover fine gold; methods of placer mining; Dowsing; Equipment required  and a Prospector's Dictionary. Good condition except the front and inside covers are foxed.   18.00
 
GOLD PANNING IS EASY. S/C (Roy Lagal)   

Please see:  "The New Gold Panning is Easy"    listed below.

 
 
GOLD PROSPECTING LOCATIONS

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

If you go to main headings at the top of this page just click on to:

GOLD PROSPECTING LOCATIONS

You can download for FREE for your own personal use only all the information on all the goldfields where gold has been found (and could still be found) in the above States.  

This information has taken me over 40 + years research .... plus I typed it all myself (without any help) for this web-site just for you !

If there is anything you would like me to add ... please email me.

Please Note:    Anyone found copying this information and re-selling it, will be subject to the Australian Copyright   ©   laws.  They will be subject to prosecution, sued, as well as fined accordingly. Please be warned !

 

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New GOLD PROSPECTOR'S DIGEST.  Paper covers (Jerry Keene .... looking much older !) 1996.  51pp. This version is the latest update (from the original title: "Gold in a Campground")  being a collection of articles that reveal - How, where and what equipment to use for: Gold panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Concentrators, Diving for gold, Hookah diving, Dry Washing (Dry blowers), Rock crushing and Electronic prospecting.

The New Prospector's Digest (Jerry Keene) 

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New GOLD PROSPECTOR'S DIGEST.  Paper covers (Jerry Keene .... looking much older !)  Reprint 1996  51pp. This version is the latest update (from the original title: "Gold in a Campground")  being a collection of articles that reveal - How, where and what equipment to use for: Gold panning, Sluicing, Dredging, Concentrators, Diving for gold, Hookah diving, Dry Washing (Dry blowers), Rock crushing and Electronic prospecting. 12.00
 
GOLD ROCKER HANDBOOK. A4 size - Booklet (Tron Miller) Exanimo Press, 1st Printing November 1980. 39pp. This (now out of print) booklet provides complete operating instructions and building plans for a highly efficient old-fashioned gold rocker. A low-cost machine that needs no expensive power or mechanical attachments to be profitable. use it on weekends or full-time.  Good condition. SOLD
 
GOLD SEEKERS OF THE 1890's. H/C (Australia Post)  1992.  40pp.   A special 'Limited Edition' book of the Western Australian Goldfields  -  produced by Australia Post.   Now scarce.  Excellent condition.  12.00 
 
GOLD SEEKING: Victoria and California in the 1850's.  S/C (David Goodman) 1994. 302pp.  Both the Californian gold-rush of the late 1840's and the Victorian rush that followed in the early 1850's have attracted some outstanding historical writing. Here, the two events at opposites sides of the Pacific are brought together in a cultural history of remarkable acuity. The author's comparative examination of the meaning of gold, its languages and categories of understanding, opens up a new dimension in Australia's colonial history. An excellent account of the gold mining activities at that time. Ex lib. Good condition.   SOLD
 
New GOLD TO GRASS. S/C (A. Ashwin) 2002. 222pp. Prospecting in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia through the 1870s, 80s and 90s. Destined to become a bush classic. 20.00
 
New GOLDEN DAYS. S/C (Jules Raeside) 1996 reprint of 1929 edition. 280pp. The early goldfields and the men who shaped the politics of mining. Illustrated.  20.00
 
GOLDEN ERA.  S/C (Australian Publishing Co)  No date - Circa 1970's ?   123pp.  This is an interesting book that gives information on the gold-rushes within Australia. Good condition. Special.  4.00
 
GOLDEN GULLY: A Story of the Australian Goldfields. (No date - circa 1920 ?) 24pp. This stapled booklet provides an historical account of this goldfield set within the Hill End Goldfield, New South Wales. A little foxed but in generally good condition. Special.    SOLD
 
New GOLDEN RULES TO CYANIDE, LEACHING & RECOVERY.  Booklet  (Nola Carter) 1984. 30pp. This booklet provides information so the average man can safely and efficiently learn how to make and use leaching and recovery systems. A straight forward booklet with east-to-read diagrams.  10.00
 
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New HELL'S AIRPORT and LASSETER'S LOST LEGACY. S/C 3rd and Edited Edition, 1981. This is the story of Errol Hampton Coote the pilot who flew the reconnaissance plane for the famous 1930 expedition in search of Lasseter's Reef in the Northern Territory. Mint condition.  SOLD
 
HELL'S AIRPORT and LASSETER'S LOST LEGACY. S/C 3rd and Edited Edition, 1981.  Good condition except for a little foxing on some pages. Special.  SOLD
 
HILLENDIANA. H/C 1st Edition, 1956. 82pp. This is a collection of facts and a considerable amount of fiction concerning the Goldfield at Hill End in New South Wales which includes notes, quotations, Verses and Ballads etc.. Ex lib. Scarce. 17.50
 
HILLENDIANA. H/C + D/W in plastic cover. Reprint 1973. 82pp. Some tape marks inside the front and back covers otherwise the book is in good condition. 12.00
 
HISTORIC KIANDRA.  S/C  (Edited by: D. G. Moye) First published 1959. Reprint - date unknown. 90pp. This book is a guide to the history of the Kiandra district in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. It provides much information on the gold rushes as well as the development of the region. Near mint condition.  20.00
 
HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSHES. H/C (Edited by: Nancy Keesing) Reprint, 1971. 412pp. When Edward Hammond Hargraves found himself "surrounded by gold" near Bathurst in 1851, he sparked off the most exciting, and most chaotic, period in Australia's history. Gathered together in this book are over 120 eye-witness accounts of the colourful, turbulent gold-rush years. Here are stories of fabulous "finds", of terrible privations in the digger's camps, of police brutality and anti-Chinese riots, of bushrangers and the lure of the gold escort. Here, you will find the truth about the "Eureka Stockade"; tales of Lola Montez; fascinating revelations about the legendary "Lasseter's Reef"; and first-hand descriptions of incredible feats of courage and endurance by men in the desperate grip of "gold fever". Good condition.  10.00 
 
HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSHES. H/C (Edited by: Nancy Keesing) Reprint, 1981. 412pp.  Near mint condition.   10.00
 
HISTORY OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD RUSHES. H/C (Edited by: Nancy Keesing) Reprint, 1987. 412pp.  Good condition.   10.00
 
New HOW TO BUILD AND USE YOUR OWN MINI ROCKER. Spiral booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) revised 1990. 32pp.  Learn how to build your own mini rocker, and learn how to use it successfully to prospect for gold.  8.00
 
New HOW TO FIND GOLD. S/C (James Klein & Jerry Keene) 1996. 119pp. This helpful book provides much information on prospecting for gold; Equipment required; Gold pans and instructions; Hand sluices and instructions; Gold dredging and diving for gold as well as hookah gear; Dry washers / Dry Blowers; Electronic prospecting; Assaying and Refining and more. In all - a good "all-round" book. 

How To Find Gold (Klein & Keene) 

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New HOW TO MAKE PROSPECTING FOR GOLD A BUSINESS. Spiral booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) Revised 1990. 38pp. Turn a hobby into a business. Covers production, terms of leases, and other helpful information regarding the business of prospecting.  8.00
 
New HOW TO PROCESS BLACK SAND CONCENTRATES. Booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) Revised 1990. 32pp. This booklet provides valuable information on how to clean the concentrate and separate by amalgamation, then to separate the gold from amalgam. It also explains the various methods and the types of equipment used in this type of operation. 10.00
 
New HOW TO PROSPECT FOR HARD ROCK GOLD. Booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) Revised January 1990. 34pp.A guide to assist the gold prospector in locating hard rock gold deposits. An excellent first-time book for the would be "Lode miner".  8.00
 
New HOW TO PROSPECT FOR POCKET GOLD.  Booklet  (Verne H. Ballantyne) 1990.  23pp. Where to locate pockets of gold deposits. Recovery methods. Learn some of the best secrets of the old-time prospectors and gold pocket hunters.  8.00
 
New HOW TO PROSPECT WITH A MINI ROCKER. A4 Booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) 1987. 25pp.  This book explains how the mini rocker works, looking for locations and how to prospect for gold using the "mini rocker".  Special. 5.00
 
New HOW TO PROSPECT WITH A MINI ROCKER. Spiral booklet (Verne H. Ballantyne) 1990. 36pp.  This book explains how the mini rocker works, looking for locations and how to prospect for gold using the "mini rocker".   7.50
 
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INTO THE WORLD. S/C (Mate Alac) 1st Edition, 1992. 229pp. This is the story of young man who left Jugoslavia when he was 18 years old and emigrated to Western Australia believing that he was coming to a land where there were easy fortunes to be made - what he found in Australia was vastly different. This story of a 40 year struggle against poverty, corruption, deceit and a harsh environment and set himself to conquer adversity, refusing to give in until at last he earned his place in the sun. This is a gritty, uncompromising story, peopled with colourful characters, some likable - some objectionable. Through all the hardships, the tragedy and the setbacks, be never lost his humanity, sense of humour and love of life. Good condition.  12.00
 
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New KANOWNA'S BARROWMAN: James Balzano - The Early History of Kalgoorlie ’s Goldrushes.   S/C  (Edited by George Compton and Ron Manners) 1993, 400pp. The diary of Balzano’s wheelbarrow journey through the 1890s gold-rushes is a unique record, detailing the men and women he met, their successes and tragedies, his own life and experiences.  Illustrated. 

This title is now OUT OF PRINT .... Hurry while stocks last !

27.50
 
New KIMBERLEY SCENES. H/C (Edited by C. Clement & P.J. Bridge) 1991. 310pp. Accounts of: A. Lucanus, P. Saunders, D. Swan, J. Collins, E. Hardman, A. Forbes, R. Wolfe, W.E. Routledge, A.G. Layman, F. Markusson, C.D. Price, P. Leahy, P.M. Durack and their times in the Kimberley. A magnificent collection of reminiscences of the early days of Kimberley : the gold rush, droving and police work in the Northern Territory with 100 illustrations of the period. Illustrated.  32.00
 
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LETTERS FROM A MINER IN AUSTRALIA. S/C (Antoine Fauchery. Transferred from the French language by A. R. Chisholm) Originally published 1857. Reprint 1969. 105pp. This French writer provides us with his wit and perception with an unparalleled account of Melbourne and the Victorian goldfields at the height of the gold rush in the 1850's. During the two years stay, he accumulated considerable experience as a miner and a goldfields storekeeper. He also becomes a proprietor of a French cafe in Melbourne for a short time. Highly interesting. Good condition.  15.00
 
New LEAVES FROM A PROSPECTOR'S DIARY. S/C (J. E. Tregurtha) 1996. 225pp. Reminiscences of prospecting in Western Australia from the 1890s to the 1930s. With Billy Frost, Tregurtha opened up many areas. He recounts his desert expeditions and his time in the Klondyke and New Guinea. Illustrated.  20.00
 
New LIFE ON THE AUSTRALIAN GOLDFIELDS.   H/C + D/W  (Derrick I.Stone & Sue Mackinnon)  1st Edition 1976. 224pp. Much research was taken prior to the publishing of this magnificent book which describes the history of day-to-day living in the goldfields in the 1800's together with a considerable amount of black & white photographs. Near new condition.  15.00
 
New LIST OF GOLD NUGGETS FOUND IN VICTORIA. S/C (E. J. Dunn. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Victoria. Publication No. 12. Department of Mines, Victoria).  First published 1912. . Facsimile Reprint Edition 1979.  69pp. This is the best book ever published on the gold nuggets found in Victoria. There is nothing else like it. It provides information on each nugget found as to whether it was found with quartz or as an alluvial nugget; the weight; Where it was found; Depth at which it was found; The name of it (if named); The date it was found; the finder; plus other relevant information. In this report it lists 1327 gold nuggets ranging from 2,520 ounces right down to 20 ounces.  Smaller nuggets than these are not recorded. Illustrated.

  

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LITCHFIELD'S GOLD. S/C (Janet Dickinson) 1988. 93pp. This is the story of the life of Fred Litchfield who arrived in the colony of South Australia as a young lad. He was known for his valuable contribution to the knowledge of the Northern Territory as he made several expeditions around the Adelaide and Daly Rivers. He knew and had great faith in the possibility of workable gold deposits being found in the country over which he passed. Signed by author. Good condition. SOLD
 
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New MAN FROM ARLTUNGA.  S/C ( R.G. Kimber) 1996 reprint of 1986 edition with new material. 193pp.  The biography of Walter Smith (1893-1990), drover, prospector, dogger and bushman, one of the identities of the Northern Territory. Illustrated.  SOLD
 
New MATES AND GOLD. S/C (N. K. Sligo)  1995 reprint of 1980 edition with new material. 259pp. The greatest of the Western Australian 1890’s gold rush reminiscences and the most popular among prospectors and those with an interest in how it was.  20.00
 
New MEEKATHARRA: End of the Earth. H/C (P.R. Heydon) 1994. 438pp. The history of Meekatharra, its people, mines, stations, bushmen, drovers, prospectors, townspeople and more. Illustrated.  35.00
 
MEMOIRS OF AUSTRALIAN GOLD DIGGING IN AUSTRALIA.   H/C + D/W (Seweryn Korzelinski. Translated from the Polish language & edited by: Stanley Robe. Foreword & notes by: Lloyd Robson) 1979. 160pp. This is an account of the author's life in Australia in the 1850's who worked his way round the Victorian goldfields and reflects on the unrest and rebellion on the goldfields and draws a picture of the Aboriginal he encountered and their reaction to the intrusion of white men on their lands. It is fascinating to read a first-hand account with such a wealth of detail.  Mint condition. 12.00
 
METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Revised Edition 1985. 175pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: D-Tex Search King; Garrett A2B Groundhog; Fisher 1260X; Garrett Master Hunter ADS 7; Goldseekers 3D 12000 VLF/TR; White's Goldmaster Series 3. Excellent condition.  40.00 
 
METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS IN AUSTRALIA. S/C ( Douglas Stone, Bob Sargent & Sharman Stone) Revised Edition 1991. 182pp. This book is the complete guide to metal detecting in Australia. It teaches you the techniques necessary for finding gold, coins and relics on the goldfields. it shows you exactly where to go and what to do with your finds. The 40 maps provides details to the Australian goldfields together with historical information on the gold nugget producing areas. This book also details the actual operation of the following models of metal detectors: Fisher Gold Bug I; Garrett Scorpion Gold Stinger; Garrett GTA 1000; Minelab FT 16000; Minelab Sovereign; Tesoro Lobo; Tesoro Diablo II; White's Goldmaster II. Inscription and signed by: Douglas Stone. Excellent condition.  40.00 
 
New

METAL DETECTING FOR GOLD & RELICS. H/C (Douglas M. Stone) 4th Edition 2009. 424pp. 

This ever popular title has been out of print for many years …. however since then the author Doug Stone, well known Australian author, prospector, geologist and gold-field tour guide has devoted the interim 30 years or so researching, prospecting and field mapping Australia's goldfields.

The first edition released in July 1980 was at the time when two local high school students from Wedderburn in Victoria found the 'Beggary Hill Nugget' weighing 2.65 kg when gold reached a peak of $800 per ounce in Australia .... now it's double that !

A lot has changed since those days with gold now reaching over AUD $1,600.00 per ounce and still rising. It is predicted that gold will most likely hit $2,000.00 per ounce within the next 12 months. Coupled with this, Minelab Electronics with their research, development with current technology have produced the world's best gold prospecting metal detectors.

This massive new hard cover edition of "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia" which measures 280mm x 210mm with 424 colour pages weighing 1.75 kg is crammed full with over 300 pages devoted to detailed maps covering all mainland states.

Many new maps have been added to this new edition covering the "Top End" such as Barkly Tableland and East McDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory; the Pilbara in Western Australia; additional maps for Victoria's 'Golden Triangle'. A large section on the Tibooburra and Milparinka goldfields in north-west New South Wales is also included as well as many of the important goldfields of South Australia from Echunga in the south to Teetulpa in the north just off the Barrier Highway from Broken Hill..

Other chapters in "Metal Detecting for Gold & Relics in Australia " include an excellent history of metal detecting in Australia , information on the current models of metal detectors presently available in Australia , excellent instructions on their use as well as some of the pitfalls and differences on detectors. Also included are hundreds and hundreds of colour photographs.

This book is arguably one of books which should not be missed by the serious prospector.

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New METHODS OF PLACER MINING.  S/C (Garnet Basque) 1999.  88pp. This book provides details on alluvial (placer) gold recovery methods from the rocker box, gold pan, sluice box, hydraulic concentrator, gold dredge and spiral gold spinners. Plans of some of these are included. Special. 

Methods of Placer Mining 

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New MODERN ELECTRONIC PROSPECTING.  S/C (Roy Lagal & Charles Garrett)  1st Edition 1988. 81pp. This book follows its predecessor "Electronic Prospecting" providing information on the use of later model Garrett metal detectors designed for gold prospecting.

 

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New MODERN PROSPECTING: How to find, claim and sell mineral deposits.   S/C.  (R. McPherson) 2003. 303pp. In this book, an experienced U.S. prospector passes on information acquired through 20 years of classroom study, field work in the western states and Alaska, and trial and error. Chapters include descriptions of the major types of deposits: interviews with professional geologists; how to obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper claim.  29.95
 
New MODERN PROSPECTING FOR PLACER GOLD: The Goldspear Method. S/C (Lars Guldstrom) 48pp. This book deals with the use of the Goldspear, a device which locates fine gold in alluvial stream beds, ancient stream beds, mine tailing dumps and similar situations.  5.00
 
MODERN PROSPECTING FOR PLACER GOLD: The Goldspear Method. S/C (Lars Guldstrom) 48pp. Inscription and signed by author. Very good condition. 10.00
 
MOUNT ALEXANDER GOLDFIELDS - CASTLEMAINE (Victoria). S/C (Harry Ottery) 1986. 112pp + 32 pp Photographs + 2 Maps. An excellent account of the surrounding mines, the townships and their people bounded within this Victorian Goldfield.  A good local history book with details on gold mining. Good condition.  SOLD
 
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NEW GOLD PANNING IS EASY.   S/C  (Roy Lagal)   Reprint 1995. 134pp.   

Please see:  "The New Gold Panning is Easy"   listed below. 

 
 
NICKEL COUNTRY - GOLD COUNTRY. H/C + D/W plus Paperback copies. (Norma King).  

Please see:      Mining, technical & reference     web-page. 

 
NOBLE METALS. H/C (Jeffrey St. John. Time-Life Books) 1989. 176pp.  

Please see:    "Planet Earth: Noble Metals"    listed below.

 
NOTHING BUT GOLD: The Diggers of 1852. Paperback (Robyn Annear) 1st Edition 1999. 329pp. This is a fascinating account of the Australian gold rush era in the early 1850's is so lively and descriptive, you will think that you are there or reading a novel. All factual but brought to life today !  Ex lib. Good condition.  7.50
 
NUGGET SHOOTING: Prospecting for Gold with a Metal Detector. S/C - Booklet. (James A. McCulloch) 1997. 38pp.This book provides much information on the use of a metal detector, not specifically for any particular brand as this information is "general information" for all brands. It is easy-to-read with no technical jargon. Brand new condition. 8.50
 
NUGGETS: GOLDEN AND HUMAN - Characters and Icons of Central Victoria. S/C  (John Gascoigne)  2001.  193pp.  The writer contrasts the history of panning, 'puddling' and underground drilling through dust and heat, with a tunnel journey he took deep beneath Bendigo, Victoria. Good condition. 12.00
 
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OLD GOLD TOWNS OF VICTORIA. H/C (Paintings by: J. Darbyshire. Text by: C. E. Sayers) 1st Edition, 1970. 32pp. This book contains early mining information and activities on the early gold mining towns within the state. Good condition. 8.00
 
OLD GOLD TOWNS OF VICTORIA. H/C + D/W in plastic cover.  (Paintings by: J. Darbyshire. Text by: C. E. Sayers) Reprint, 1972. 32pp.  Good condition.  SOLD
 
OLD GOLD TOWNS OF VICTORIA. H/C (Paintings by: J. Darbyshire. Text by: C. E. Sayers) Reprint, 1974. 32pp. Good condition. 7.00
 
OLD MINING TOWNS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. H/C (Paintings by: J. Darbyshire. Text by: C. E. Sayers) 1st Edition, 1974. 26pp. This book contains early mining information and activities on the early mining towns within the state. Ex lib. Reading copy. Special.  SOLD
 
OLD WALHALLA: Portrait of a Gold Town. S/C  (Raymond Paull)  Reprint 1980. 148pp. This book tells how the alluvial gold workings at Stringer's Creek in the remote mountains of Gippsland in Victoria grew into the busy mining town of Walhalla in the late nineteenth century. In its hey-day, the town supported numerous hotels and churches, a brewery, its own newspaper, cricket team and brass bands. This town sometimes referred to as a "ghost town"  has the romantic touch - even today. The book details in depth on some of the mines including the most famous "Long Tunnel"  Good condition.  17.50 
 
New ON GOLD. S/C (Edited by: Peter J. Bridge) 1993. 128pp. A collection of prospectors’ and miners’ stories with magnificent photographs of mining life now long past. Illustrated. 15.00
 
ON GOLD. S/C (Edited by: Peter J. Bridge) 1993. 128pp. Slightly foxed but in good condition. SOLD
 
New OLD TIMER'S GUIDE TO ASSAYING GOLD AND SILVER.   Booklet  (Nola Carter)  1984. 34pp. Learn the old timer's way of assaying, firing and cupeling. How to safely and efficiently use nitric acid and aqua regia in separating gold and silver. A quick to the point guide of 'How to D. I. Y. 

   

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PAN YOUR OWN GOLD WITH THE NEW GARRETT "GRAVITY TRAP" GOLD PAN. (E. S. "Rocky" LeGaye. 1976. 40pp. This book provides good basic information on how to pan for gold and the associated techniques in the recovery of it.  Good condition. Scarce.   SOLD
 
PLACER GOLD RECOVERY METHODS. Paper covers (Michael Silva. California Department of Conservation - Division of Mines & Geology. Special Publication Number 87) 1986. 32pp. This booklet describes the various "old-time" and "today's modern" types of placer (alluvial) recovery equipment including separators and concentrators. New condition.  10.00 
 
New PAVED WITH GOLD.  S/C  (Miller)    (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia)  SOLD
 
New PLACER GOLD: WHERE TO FIND IT.   S/C  (Gregory V. Stone)   1982. 61pp. In this book the author imparts his expertise to find a placer (alluvial) gold pay streak a fine possibility who heeds his advice and exerts sincere effort. The chapters are detailed as follows: Chance of finding placer gold; Researching for potential gold placer areas; Tools required; Panning & sluicing techniques; Recognition of a mineralized area; Gold Placer deposits; assaying potential placer gold and more.  9.50
 
New PLACER MINER'S MANUAL - Volumes 1, 2 & 3. Paper covers (Edited with additional new material by: Karl von Mueller) 1971. These volumes originally written by E. D. Gardner & C. H. Johnson are most helpful to both gold miners and gold prospectors as this information and the techniques provided remain the same wherever you are around the world.  Volume 1 - 99pp. This volume covers: the History of placer mining (USA, geology, sampling, surf washers, classification, panning, sluicing, dry washers plus a weight conversion table, tables. Illustrated. Volume 2 -111pp.  This volume covers: Hydraulic & placer mining equipment, sluice boxes and riffles, canals, ditches, flumes, operation of sluice boxes, cleaning up, separation of gold from concentrates, amalgamators & amalgamation, weighing & smelting gold, sampling, and all of the closely related processes and procedures. Volume 3 - 10pp.. This volume covers: Excavating, dredging, screening, gold saving, dredges, re-soiling, safety, drift mining, breasting, representative mining practices, recent & ancient gravels, milling, tables, sections and layouts, mine maps & flow sheets. All of the volumes are illustrated with black & white line drawings and sketches. Good condition.  

Special price for the 3 volumes.

SPECIAL PRICE FOR THESE

 3 VOLUMES 

 

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New PLACER MINER'S MANUAL - Volume 1.   Paper covers (Edited with additional new material by: Karl von Mueller) 1971. 99pp. Details as above. 7.50
 
New PLACER MINER'S MANUAL - Volume 2. Paper covers (Edited with additional new material by: Karl von Mueller) 1971. 111pp. Details as above. 7.50
 
PLACER MINER'S MANUAL: Volume 2.  (K. Von Mueller) 3rd Printing, Revised, 1980. 111pp.  Reasonable condition. Special.  6.00
 
New PLACER MINER'S MANUAL - Volume 3. Paper covers (Edited with additional new material by: Karl von Mueller) 1971. 99pp. Details as above. 7.50
 
PLANET EARTH:  NOBLE METALS.   H/C (Jeffrey St. John. Time-Life Books) 1989. 176pp.  This magnificently illustrated volume provides the reader with the early history of gold, artefacts, plus details on the geology, mining, processing and uses. It also includes other precious metals such as platinum. The best photographs I've seen in ages. Mint condition. Special.  12.00
 
PROSPECTING FOR LODE GOLD. S/C (Gregory V. Stone) 1st Edition 1975.   50pp. The author who discovered a potential gold lode himself has written this clear, easily understood guide book for the amateur prospector. He presents the background in geology and mineralogy which will enable the reader to search out likely areas for lode deposits and to recognise the clues to their exact locations. He advises on the most useful tools for prospecting, how to judge the value of the ore discovered, and, if gold is found, how to proceed from here. Detailed illustrations and pictures combine with the text to give a practical and worthwhile background to all who find pleasure and profit in searching for gold. Excellent condition.  17.50 
 
PROSPECTING, PANNING & METAL DETECTING. A4 - Stapled Book (Des Stroud) Circa 1985 (?). Approx. 300 photocopied pages.  This book provides an introductory guide to finding Australia's golden treasures, and covers such subjects as: Prospecting, metal detecting, gemstones, bush activities, gold locations, gold dredging, bush survival, gold panning, hidden treasures, old mines, divining, bush cooking and lost gold.  Good condition. SOLD

 

 
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QUEST FOR GOLD: The Western Australian Goldfields 1886 - 1985.  S/C (Mike Wattone) 1st Edition 1985. 103pp. The first part of this book relates the discovery of Coolgardie in 1892 and the prospecting of the surrounding country up until 1985. The second part contains descriptions of different gold areas within the State, which started with the discovery of gold near Cue in 1892 together with modern dry-blowing in the district. Many other stories are related here by some modern-day prospectors and their finds using metal detectors. Mint condition. This title is now extremely hard to find. Special price. SOLD
 
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New RECREATIONAL GOLD PROSPECTING FOR FUN AND PROFIT.    S/C  (Gail Butler)  206pp. Learn about the basic geologic properties of gold and the terrain where it is found; become familiar with the various techniques and equipment used by prospectors and get tips on how to plan a family gold prospecting adventure. An excellent book on the whole aspect of hobby gold prospecting.  SOLD
 
REDISCOVERING VICTORIA'S GOLDFIELDS. H/C + D/W (John Bechervaise) 1st Edition 1980. 120pp. The author tells the story of the Victorian goldfields from the roaring days of the 1850's to the present, and gives a valuable guide to those now wishing to rediscover these goldfields again from a prospecting or an historical view. Illustrated. Good condition.  SOLD
 
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SEND THE BOY TO SEA: The Memoirs of a Sailor on the Goldfields.  S/C (James Montagu Smith; Edited by Peter Cuffley)  2001   322pp. Includes memorandums of adventures on the Victorian goldfields July 1853 to November 1854.  The author also relates his experiences of shipboard life on a convict transport,  Hobart town in the early 1850's and hardship in Melbourne, Sydney and the bush. Good condition. 18.00
 
New SILVER AND A TRACE OF GOLD: A History of the Aclare Mine. (South Australia).  S/C (J. K. Chilman) Department of Mines & Energy, South Australia. Special Publication No. 1  1982. 212pp. This is a history of the Aclare Mine situated in the Kanmantoo & Callington Mining District, South-east of Adelaide, South Australia. Also includes information on other mines within the State. Illustrated with some historical photographs.  19.95
 
New SITES OF WONDROUS TREASURE: The Story of Hill End.  S/C - Large format. (National Parks & Wildlife, New South Wales)  1989.  48pp. This is complete history of this early goldfield town in New South Wales, detailing and illustrating the mines and buildings and much more. Most interesting and informative. 8.00
 
New SOFALA DAYS AND TURONITES. S/C  (John Rule)  1980. 60pp. This book relates to the early history of the gold-diggings in the Sofala district near Bathurst, New South Wales. Includes a map showing the gold locations plus other information. This book is now out of print - limited stock available.  19.95
 
New SOVEREIGN HILL. S/C (Brian Carroll & E.R. Rotherham) Reprint, 1981. 32pp. This is a pictorial book with some text on the Sovereign Hill Goldmining township which recreates everyday life in early Ballarat, Victoria. 2.00
 
New SPINIFEX AND SAND. S/C (David W. Carnegie) 1989 reprint of 1898 edition. 275pp. A first hand account of the Coolgardie gold rush, the suffering of the prospectors, great gold discoveries, his own long march with typhoid fever, desert tribes, the constant search for water, the death of one of his men, and the vastness of the surrounding desert. All are woven together in one of the most readable accounts of exploration in Australia. Illustrated.   25.00
 
New SPINIFEX AND SAND -  MAPS ONLY (For above)    22.00
 
New SUCCESSFUL DRY WASHING.   S/C  (Jim Straight)  Revised Edition 1996. 34pp. A most informative book that relates to all aspects of Dry Washing, commonly known as Dry Blowing in which he solves some of the problems encountered by this method. Illustrated and includes reference tables and charts. Signed by author.  SOLD
 
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New TESTING AND ASSAYING GOLD, SILVER & PLATINUM.  A4 Spiral Bound Booklet  (Prospector Ed Fusch) 43pp. 1992. This booklet provides much valuable information on these 3 valuable metals. It describes the properties, tests and assaying in a simple easy-to-read format. Well put together and recommended. 12.00
 
THE AUSTRALIAN GOLD PROSPECTORS' HANDBOOK. Card covers. (Barclay Smith Publications) Revised edition 1968. 64pp. The original edition of this early Australian book was published in 1931 under the title of "Australian Gold Prospectors' Handbook". .This revised edition does not cover all of the information which was originally published. The location guide has been revised with slightly less information - however it's still a good starting guide for the gold prospector. The States of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland & Western Australia are covered.  Collectable. Good condition except for a scuffed cover.  SOLD
 
THE BOOK OF GOLD.   H/C + D/W   (Gūnter Breitling, Jean-Paul Divo, Jens Friedemann, Michael Globig, Louise Gnădinger, Gregor henger, Peter Killer & Sebastian Speich) Reed Books 1981. 287pp. This large formatted magnificent book provides the reader with a tremendous amount of information on gold. Chapters include: Six thousand years of gold mining; Exploration and the quest for gold; Extraction of gold from the ground; Gold weaves a spell; The glitter of gold; Myth, magic and alchemy; The uses of gold; The jewelry market; Gold and the history of currency; Minted gold; The goldsmith through history; Gold in western art plus a Glossary, Index and Bibliography. Scarce. Excellent condition. 100.00 
 
 
New THE EAGLE'S NEST: Larkinville, the Golden Eagle and the Great Depression. H/C (Peter J. Bridge) 1999. 320pp. The last great traditional gold rush at the height of the depression, with biographies, details of nuggets and a preview of the coming depression. Illustrated.  40.00
 
THE EUREKA STOCKADE. S/C (R. Carboni)               A cheap 'reference / field / reading' copy.  Special. 1.00
 
New THE EXTRACTION OF FREE GOLD.  S/C (Al McGowan) 1973. 64pp. This book details a practical simplified method of extracting free gold (Virgin alluvial gold)  from gold plants, sluices and then amalgamating and retorting.

   

8.50
 
THE GOLDFIELDS ILLUSTRATED: The Sketches of S. T. Gill. H/C + Damaged D/W (Lansdowne Press) 1st Edition 1972. 108pp. This book contains 48 sketches by this famous Australian artist on subjects referring to the goldfields in Victoria. Ex lib. Good condition except for some marks inside the front and back covers. This book is now very hard to find. Special.  SOLD
 
THE GOLD - FINDER OF AUSTRALIA. S/C (J. Sherer) Facsimile Edition 1973 / Penguin Books. 372pp. This is a facsimile edition from the original edition published in 1853. This is a record of the author's visit to the gold diggings. Also includes 48 detailed engravings made by Mr. W. A. Nicholls from his own goldfields observations. Good condition. 8.00
 
THE GOLD MINE.   S/C  (Stan Turner) 1996. 97pp. Tales of Mt. Coolon, west of Mackay in Queensland and its gold mines in the 1930's. Good condition with a few marks. Special.  SOLD
 
THE GOLD PAN AS A QUANTITATIVE GEOLOGIC TOOL. Booklet  (Paul K. Theobald, Jr.  Geological Survey Bulletin 1071-A, U.S.A.) 3rd March 1949. 54pp. This most interesting booklet provides information on the use of a gold pan to estimate the specific gravity of minerals. In this case 26 samples were taken and panned the details of which are revealed. Extremely scarce. Good condition.  25.00
 
THE GOLD RUSHES. H/C + Damaged D/W in plastic. (W. P. Morrell) 2nd Edition, 1968. 427pp. An account of the early gold discoveries around the world. Ex lib. Reference / Reading copy in reasonably good condition. . Special. 5.00
 
THE GOLD SEEKERS: The Story of the Australian Gold Rush.  H/C + Damaged D/W (Norman Bartlett) 1st Edition, 1965. 240pp. In this story the author disentangles truth from legend in the history of the Eureka Stockade and fills in the whole rumbustious background of a wildly romantic era which rivals the American West for extraordinary crimes, exciting events and colourful personalities. Told in a graphic and exciting detail. Ex lib.  Reading copy in good condition. Special.  5.00
 
THE GOLD SEEKERS: The Story of the Australian Gold Rush.  H/C - Blue cover.  (Norman Bartlett) Reader's Book Club, Circa 1960's ?1965. 249pp.  Good condition. 7.00
 
New THE GOLDEN DAYS: Life in North Queensland in the Gold Rush Era. S/C (Glenville Pike) 1981/ Reprint 1989. 162pp. Told in the form of reminiscences, this true story is set during the great gold rushes in North Queensland in the 1873 - 1893 period. Exciting experiences, the names of scores of pioneers, mines, and stations are recounted at first hand. You will read about Croydon and Cape York Peninsula and other early towns in the region. Descriptions of the goldfields and the miners are also included in this factual story. 

   

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New THE GOLDEN QUEST: 'Roaring days of the West Australian Gold Rushes and Life in the Pearling Industry'  H/C (A. C. V. Bligh) 1984 reprint of 1958 edition with new material. 235pp. The search for gold and the hazards of pearling. A vivid picture of life in the early days of the unexplored North. Illustrated.  28.00
 
THE GOLDEN QUEST: 'Roaring days of the West Australian Gold Rushes and Life in the Pearling Industry'       H/C    (A. C. V. Bligh) 1984 reprint of 1958 edition with new material. 235pp. Brand new display copy but with a faded spine. Special.  SOLD
 
THE GOLDEN MILES. H/C + D/W (H.H. Wilson) 1st Edition, 1977. 204pp. This book tells the fascinating story of the Western Australian goldfields in the area south of Southern Cross and Coolgardie which became the famous 'Golden Mile' at Kalgoorlie. Also includes other gold mining areas to the south.  Very good condition.  12.00
 
New THE LAND OF GOLD. S/C (Julius M. Price) 1981 reprint of the 1896 edition. 204pp. Julius Price was a special correspondent of the Illustrated London News. The narrative of a journey through the West Australian Goldfields in the Autumn of 1895. One of the best reports on the early Western Australian goldfields. Illustrated, map.  40.00

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THE LAND OF GOLD. S/C (Julius M. Price) 1981 Reprint of the 1896 edition. 204pp. Facsimile Reprint, 1981. 204pp. Includes map.   Marked shop display copy.   Special. 18.00
 
THE MILE THAT MIDAS TOUCHED. H/C + D/W  (Gavin Casey & Ted Mayman) 1st Edition, 1964. 236pp. The story of Kalgoorlie, the town and the mining activities from 1893 to 1968. Stories of gold rushes, salted mines, political turmoil, gold-stealing, strikes, mine speculation, the Goldfields water Scheme and riots - it's all here to read which makes this book one of the most exciting and gripping books of history ever written in Australia. Very good condition.  SOLD
 
New THE MAGNIFICENT MINER - Claude De Bernales. S/C  (Hal Colebatch) 1996. 340pp. De Bernales was controversial but in Western Australia his mining activities helped keep the State afloat. His origins, rise, fall and legacy. Illustrated.  27.00
 
New THE MODERN GOLDSEEKERS MANUAL.   S/C (Tom Bryant)  1988. 223pp. This Canadian written book provides all the information as to gold prospecting no matter where you are in the world - it's all basically the same techniques everywhere. Apart from 6 small chapters (which refers to Canada) out of 47 chapters leaves so much information that has never been included in any other book that I am aware of - it covers everything - from basic equipment to sophisticated gold recovery equipment, techniques, separation, amalgamation etc etc ....and lots more. I highly recommended this book.  SOLD
 
New THE NEW GOLD PANNING IS EASY. S/C (Roy Lagal) Reprint 1995. 134pp. The is the latest and revised edition of Roy's earlier book "Gold Panning is Easy". Again, he brings together the full information about gold pans, where to search, whether you want to use water or not - here, he shows you how. He also covers aspects of gold searching with a metal detector or a dredge. A very popular book. 

Gold Panning Is Easy  (Lagal) 

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THE ROARING NINETIES. H/C + Damaged D/W (Katharine Susannah Pritchard)  1st Edition 1946.  411pp. A classic tale of the early pioneering and gold-field days in Western Australia. It also describes the mining activities and the gold they found. The book itself is in very good condition. Special.  24.50
 
THE ROARING NINETIES. H/C (Katharine Susannah Pritchard)  1st Edition 1946.  411pp. Damaged cover. Priced as a reading copy. Special.  SOLD
 
New THE ROARING NINETIES.  Paperback  (Katharine Susannah Pritchard)  Angus & Robertson 1996. 411pp.  6.00
 
THE ROMANTIC WORLD OF GOLD.   S/C (Tony Nolan)   1980.  117pp. A history of gold world-wide, gold rushes, historical facts and much more. Good condition. 7.00
 
New THE SINGING EARTH: Gold detecting across Australia.   S/C (Agnes McRae)  1987. 150pp. This is an adventure around Australia with a metal detector in the hope of finding some gold. It's worth reading for the result ! 9.50 
 
THE STORY OF GULGONG: Written in Gold. S/C (Eileen Maxwell) 6th Edition, 1982. 108pp. This book provides an historical account of the town of Gulgong in New South Wales. It also includes information on the nearby early gold-diggings. Signed by author.  15.00
 
New THE WEEKEND GOLD MINER.   S/C  (A. H. Ryan)   Revised Edition 1978. 80pp.  One of the most popular and inexpensive of the gold titles. The author becomes a personal guide to finding gold and getting it out. Good condition.  SOLD
 
New THOSE WERE THE DAYS. H/C (A. Reid) (A facsimile reprint (1986) of the original copy dated 1933) 418pp. An important reminiscing history of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Biographical details on over 400 early goldfielders. 70.00
 
TO THE DIGGINGS. H/C + D/W (Geoff Hocking) 1st Edition, 2000. 256pp. A special book to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of Gold in Australia. This book is well illustrated together with a lot of historical information. This will become a collector's item in years to come. Mint condition. Normally catalogued at over $45.00. Special. SOLD
 
TOURING HILL END. S/C - Booklet  (Brian Hodge) 1988. 24pp. A good little guide book for the historic town of Hill End in New South Wales. It also includes much mining information. Good condition. SOLD
 
New TRAGEDY TRACK. S/C (F. E. Baume) 1994 reprint of 1933 edition with new material. 143pp.  The story of the Northern Territory Granites’ gold rush of the 1930s. A bush classic. The area now has major gold mines. Illustrated.  18.00
 
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VIBRATING GOLD CONCENTRATORS - WET or DRY. Paper covers (Karl Von Mueller) 1st Edition 1980. 47pp. This booklet shows how to build and operate one of the best gold "dry" recovery machines. Cleaner and much faster than an air-blown concentrator with much higher recovery. Excellent condition.  SOLD
 
New VIEW FROM KALGOORLIE. S/C - Paperback  (Editor: Ted Mayman)   Reprint, 1980. 216pp.This selection of stories brings vividly to life the Kalgoorlie goldfields through boom and depression, from the determined old fossickers to the days of the large-scale companies. The physical landscape of the mines is ever present, but more important are the diverse characters themselves. Writings on mining life, the dangers and the rewards, the ingenious attempts to obtain illicit gold and the lives of the women. These classic short stories contain a collection of humour, tragedy, satire and sometimes....... " just plain lying" according a reviewer from the Australian Broadcasting Commission.  9.50
 
VIEW FROM KALGOORLIE. S/C - Paperback  (Editor: Ted Mayman)   Reprint, 1980. 216pp. Good condition.   4.00
 
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WAY TO THE GOLD IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA. S/C (Mike Wattone) 1st Edition 1981. 104pp. This excellent book shows the prospector a detailed background of every goldfield in Western Australia with particular attention to alluvial areas. Metal detectors are discussed and prospectors' finds with them outlined from 1976 to 1981. There are seven (7) maps included as a guide to mining centres and the localities where  nuggets are being won with metal detectors. Good condition except for a crease in the back cover. This title is now extremely hard to find. Special price. SOLD
 
WESTWARD GOLD. H/C + D/W (H.H. Wilson) 1st Edition, 1973. 185pp. This is a story about the men and women on the Western Australian goldfields during the roaring days' and tells of the rise and fall of the gold towns. Good condition.  15.00
 
New WHERE FORTUNES LAY. S/C (A.J. Macgeorge) 1993. 186pp. A biography of the finders of the Golden Mile with the story of Sam Pearce and the verse of Dorrie Doolette. A real gem of the gold-rush books.  Illustrated.   18.00
 
New WHERE IS BROWN HILL?. S/C (Amy Moore) 1989. 60pp. Brown Hill was a small mining community t’other side of Kalgoorlie. Now covered with mullock heaps of the new open cuts, this township and its people are recorded by Amy Moore, born and bred in this forgotten goldfield’s village. 7.00
 
New WHERE TO FIND GOLD IN THE MOTHER LODE. S/C (James Klein) 1982. 129pp. Another book in the series written by James Klein - this time mainly about lode mining rather than alluvial. Looks at various deposits within the USA.  

This title can be yours for FREE with any purchase of books from this page

Where To Find Gold In The Motherlode  (Klein) 

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New WILLIAM FORD AND COOLGARDIE. S/C (Alice Kathleen Clemenson) 1988. 151pp. The biography of the discoverer of Coolgardie. Copiously illustrated.   SOLD
 
WILLIAM FORD AND COOLGARDIE. S/C (Alice Kathleen Clemenson) 1988. 151pp. Shop display copy. Special.  15.00
 
New WILUNA: Edge of the Desert. H/C (P.R. Heydon) 1996. 624pp. The history of the goldfield's town of Wiluna and its surrounds, its people and incidents in its roaring days.  50.00
 
WRITTEN IN GOLD: GULGONG  ( NEW SOUTH WALES)

Please see:   "Story of Gulgong: Written in Gold"    in this listing.  

 
 
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New YOU CAN FIND GOLD WITH A METAL DETECTOR. S/C (Charles Garrett & Roy Lagal) 1995. 140pp. This book provides valuable information as to finding gold with a metal detector as well as the gold pan.  10.00
New YOU CAN FIND AN OUNCE OF GOLD A DAY.  Booklet  (Roy Lagal)     In Australia that works out to $1650.00 per ounce x 365 days = $600,000.00 + per year … if you are lucky !

  

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YOUNG AMERICA AND AUSTRALIAN GOLD.    H/C + Damaged D/W  (E. Daniel  & Annette Potts)  1st Edition 1974. 299pp. This book is a study of the American 49'ers who came from the Californian goldfields to Australia during the Gold Rush here in Australia during the 1850's.  Or "Were they ?" - that is the question and "Why did they come ? - that's another question. All is revealed in this book. Good condition. Special.  9.50
 
YOUR INTRODUCTION TO SOVEREIGN HILL. S/C - Booklet.  2nd Revised Edition, 1981. 40pp. Background information on buildings and equipment at the Sovereign Hill Goldmining township in Ballarat, Victoria. An early collectable booklet from 35 years ago when this complex first opened. Good condition.  1.50
 
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MISCELLANEOUS MAGAZINES WITH REFERENCE TO GOLD

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AGE AND ORIGIN OF THE ETHERIDGE GOLDFIELD, Queensland (J. H. C. Bain) The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Proceedings No. 277, March 1981. 10pp. Also … Discussion on Age and Origin of Etheridge Goldfield (J. C. Bain - I. W. Withnall) The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Proceedings No. 279, September 1981. 3pp.   Good condition. Both copies SOLD
   
DEFORMATION HISTORY AND THE FORMATION OF AURIFEROUS QUARTZ VEINS IN THE WARRATTA AND MOUNT POOLE INLIERS, N.W. NEW SOUTH WALES. (O. A. R. Thalhammer) The AusIMM Proceedings, Volume 297, No 2, October 1992. 19pp. Good condition. SOLD
   
LODE CONTROLS OF THE HODGKINSON GOLDFIELD, N.E. QUEENSLAND. (S. G. Peters)  The AusIMM Proceedings, Volume 296, No 2, November 1991. 12pp. Good condition. SOLD
   
LODE CONTROLS OF THE CHARTERS TOWERS GOLDFIELD,  N.E. QUEENSLAND. (S. G. Peters)  The AusIMM Proceedings, Volume 295, No 2, December 1990. 10pp. Good condition. SOLD
   
MOUNT ISA MINES LIMITED SPECIAL ISSUE.  (Various contributors)  The AusIMM Proceedings, Volume 298, No 1, June 1993. 44pp. Good condition. 5.00
   
MINFO (New South Wales Mining and Exploration Quarterly) No 21. April - June 1988. Includes information on the "Lucky Draw Gold Deposit, Burraga,(South of Bathurst) & MINFO (New South Wales Mining and Exploration Quarterly) No 23. October - December 1988. Includes information on the Peak Gold Project, Cobar & the Comet Gold Mine N. E. of Armidale.  Both copies 2.00
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GOLD DREDGING    (New & Second-hand)  

 

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  ADVANCED DREDGING TECHNIQUES: Professional Gold Dredger's Handbook.  S/C  (David McCracken) Revised Edition May 1986. 240pp. This is an essential book for anyone interested in gold dredging. It provides information as to the best places to dredge in a stream or river professionally and the types of equipment required. A section is also devoted to the "clean up" of your tailings plus many other "tricks of the trade". Mint condition.    SOLD
 
New  ADVANCED DREDGING TECHNIQUES - Volume 2 - Part 2.  S/C  (David McCracken) 1st Edition 1983. 164pp. This book is the continuation of Part 1 which is now out of print. This book discusses the use of a winch and other accessories required in removing boulders prior to dredging. Another chapter is devoted to cleaning up fine gold by various means. Additional information is included regarding cold water dredging and wet suits with hot water systems if dredging during winter.  More "tricks of the trade" are also included. A chapter explains the knowledge and technology required to succeed at a gold dredging venture. 

    

12.00
 
New  COIN AND RELIC DREDGING: A New Frontier in Treasure Hunting. S/C  (R. L. "Bob" Smith) 1st Edition 1989. 120pp.  This technique in retrieving gold & silver jewellery including coins and other valuables is very profitable which hasn't really got off the ground here in Australia. Those persons who I have known over the years and have applied this method have done extremely well. All you need is a small 2" dredge with extra DIY attachments and away you go! This book also details the places and when to hunt as well as some other valuable information.  12.00
 
New  DREDGING FOR GOLD IN AUSTRALIA.  S/C  (George Peel)  1st Edition, 1981. 64pp. This Australian-written book, George goes into details as the types of dredges used and the inside information on how to go gold dredging. and the places to look. A section provides further information as to the "clean up" methods used. 

Dredging for Gold in Australia   

7.50
 
New  GOLD DREDGER'S HANDBOOK.  Paper covers / Booklet  (Karl Von Mueller)   Circa 1985. 47pp.  This popular booklet provides detailed information, plans and instructions for a successfully and profitably operating gold dredge. A FREE copy of this booklet is available with any other gold dredging book purchased.  Just ask when ordering.

  

4.00
 
New  SAFETY IN GOLD DREDGING. Booklet (Dave McCracken) 1st Edition 1984. 26pp. This is a very important booklet that every gold dredger should have. It details all the facts that you should know when dredging. I know everyone wants to careful but there are further tips here that should be considered which could be added to your safety in the water and otherwise. SOLD
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SPECIAL NOTES !     

Don't forget to check our LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS .... Just go to the top of this page and click on to AUSTRALIANA BOOKS then LOCAL HISTORY as there are quite a number of books listed there that may contain information on gold prospecting and treasure hunting areas.

 

For further Geological publications and maps available please check the following pages:

  •  AUSTRALIAN GEOLOGICAL REPORTS
  •  OVERSEAS GEOLOGICAL REPORTS
  •  BMR REPORTS
  •  MAPS

For  Gold prospecting books (including using metal detectors) please check the following pages:

  • GEOLOGY & EARTH SCIENCE
  • ROCKS, MINERALS
  • MINING, TECHNICAL & REFERENCE
  • METAL DETECTING, TREASURE HUNTING & COIN HUNTING

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" DIGGER ''

 

     

Published in Australia

This outback classic  is a true story of a naïve Pom who stops at a pub in a Goldfields ghost town. He’s equipped with a shovel, a suitcase of books and a dog with a stupid name.

“I’d like to find some gold!” he announces brightly.

The huge bloke behind the bar takes a pull on his cigarillo and squints through the smoke: “Yeah,” he drawls quietly, “there’s a few around here who’d like to do that…”

At the age of nine, Max Anderson dug holes in his parents' back garden hoping to find treasure. At 36, he dug another hole for himself: he quit his well-paid job to try his luck among the hard-bitten gold prospectors of the West Australian Goldfields.

Funny, honest and uplifting, DIGGER is an outback classic combining a modern adventure story with one of the greatest chapters in Australian history – the opening of the desert Goldfields.

When it was first published in the UK in 2005, DIGGER sold over 20,000 copies, with Reader’s Digest subsequently printing an abridged version in four languages.

Now ...  MiningFM is proud to launch this long-overdue third edition, complete with a revised introduction and 16 pages of unseen photos. The perfect gift for old diggers, new diggers and people who’ve never been near a mine site, DIGGER is a heart-warming journey that brings to light priceless characters and gleaming rewards…

Reviews for "Digger" 

‘As entertaining a book as I’ve read this year’     Sydney Morning Herald

‘A classic adventure travel story with a final, almost incredible twist… Anderson is an excellent writer’       South China Morning Post

‘Old-time prospectors know how to deal with this squeaky clean novice. But Anderson wins them over, as he wins over his readers, with his thoroughness, lack of pretension and an irrepressible enthusiasm’       Sunday Times, UK

‘This funny, contemplative book gripped me from start to finish’ Christopher Wakling, author of ‘What I Did’

Price: $24.95

More information and details on how to order this fantastic book, please check the following web-site:

http://www.miningfm.com.au/shop/digger-a-nugget-of-a-book.html

Email    : Alicia@miningfm.com.au

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