Gold Detecting in Western Australia

Gold Detecting in Western Australia

Gold Fever

With Gold fever, we packed our trusty North Storm® Duffel bags and left Adelaide, South Australia in May of 2022. We headed off excited to sink our teeth into some gold detecting in Western Australia.

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Off Grid – How Exciting!

With the Goldfields of Western Australia being the destination. What gal (or guy for that matter) doesn’t like Gold?!

Our first stop was Ceduna, before going off grid across the Nullarbor. That means for the most part – no phone, no Facebook, no TikTok, no Instagram and no TV. How exciting!

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Crackle of a Campfire

Screen life is now replaced by quiet, beautiful scenery, wild life and calm. Just us, the crackle of a campfire every night and stars everywhere. Absolute bliss!

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The Flies got there first

A few days later we arrived in Kalgoorlie, top up on the few forgotten things and head North into more remote areas. Of course the flies got there first but we are prepared with our trusty fly and bug face protectors.

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Little Gold Nuggets

Today is the first day of our gold detecting expedition. Adrenaline is high and the excitement is real!

We are certainly off to a good start. The sun is shining and so are the little nuggets that Mike is finding just 50 meters from camp. Any excuse to celebrate so out comes the good old Port around the fire tonight!

So far we are eating less, walking more and sleeping like babies. It’s Heaven….with flies!

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No Traffic

I catch up on some reading and painting back at camp, detecting is hubby’s thing. Which honestly suits me just fine.

Every day is peaceful, with no traffic, no barking dogs, warm days, crisp cold nights, whispering breezes and I almost forgot… the flies! Apart from the flies – the outback is truely amazing.

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Dragging in the Gold

I am also keeping myself busy by making bread every second day in the camp oven while Mike drags in the gold! Some small bits and tiny tidbits but they add up.

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Mrs Doubtfire moment

We collect rain water from the caravan annex and we have well deserved baths out in the open, it is very liberating to say the least.

Admittedly, I did have a ‘Mrs Doubtfire’ moment the other night around the camp fire and still have a scar to prove it! Sorry to say but there will be no show and tell here. We had a good laugh about it the next day.

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The Eureka moment

After weeks of bush walking, Km’s and Km’s of picking up no more than just small golden crumbs, we finally get our Eureka moment! Up comes the nugget that pays for the trip and much much more! It’s a beauty!

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Landing Gold

All the preparation, cost and travel has made it all worth while. There is always the risk factor that you wont land any gold. So you really have to just enjoy the adventure, however this time Gold Detecting in Western Australia was everything we hoped for.

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Campfire Celebrations

That night around the campfire was celebrated with some big fat steaks on the grill and a prized Mclaren Vale Shiraz, it’s no ‘Chateau Margaux’ but just perfect for us.

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After a few weeks off grid we are satisfied with Mike’s findings. So we decide it’s time to make our way home back to South Australia. We can readily say we are well relaxed and with plenty of stories to tell the family when we get back home.

P.S: We are already excited for our next gold detecting trip in Western Australia! Thanks for reading. 🙂

Words by: Nicole and Mike – South Australia

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