Gold Detecting In The Golden Triangle

GOLD PROSPECTING AUSTRALIA TRAINING DAYS 2016

These are held in Bendigo, Victoria.

Our training days are perfect for the complete beginner, or those more experienced looking to fine tune their skills or settings. We tailor our training to what each person needs.

You will find our March and April dates further down this page.

We had the pleasure of having a lovely family from Queensland, join us for a day detecting out of Bendigo. Mum, Belinda and Dad Chris organised the day as a birthday present for their eldest son Lachlan who loves everything about gold and geology in general. Lachlan's younger sister, Lauren and little brother Matt also joined us for a great day out. That's them all below.

They used our Minelab SDC 2300's with great success.
They got 6 pieces between them for the days detecting. 3 for Lachlan, 2 for Lauren and 1 between Mum and Dad.


Little brother Matt was also in on the fun of detecting.




James and his dad John from Victoria joined us recently for one of our training days.
That's James below, "It was this big"!!



Jason from Vic joined us recently on one of our training days out of Bendigo and got his first ever piece of gold using his GPX 5000. Well done Jason, that's him below.


Our clients are welcome to do any number of days with us, as we go to different destinations around Bendigo each day, so you get to experience different goldfields in the region. This is ideal for our international and interstate clients wishing to extend their stay.

We are Licensed Parks Tour Operators, and have all the necessary permissions and permits for all our detecting areas.
We have a Tourist Fossicking Authority, and this means that when you are with us on our training days you do not need a Victorian Miners' Right, you are covered by our Fossicking Authority.


GOLD PROSPECTING AUSTRALIA TRAINING DAYS 2016
These are held in Bendigo, Victoria.
Our training days are perfect for the complete beginner, or those more experienced looking to fine tune their skills or settings. We tailor our training to what each person needs.
Our clients are welcome to do any number of days with us, as we go to different destinations around Bendigo each day, so you get to experience different goldfields in the region. This is ideal for our international and interstate clients wishing to extend their stay.
We are Licensed Parks Tour Operators, and have all the necessary permissions and permits for all our detecting areas.
We have a Tourist Fossicking Authority, and this means that when you are with us on our training days you do not need a Victorian Miners' Right, you are covered by our Fossicking Authority.
Training Days available from March and April 2016 are listed below-
March- 1,2,10,15,16,19(booked out),20,22,23,30(sorry booked out),31(sorry booked out)
April- 6,7,12,13,20,21
PRICES
The cost is $250 per day, per person detecting. (All prices listed are in Australian Dollars and are GST inclusive) If you have a non-detecting partner who would like to come along for the experience, hold the pick and help dig the holes, there is no charge for them. (Additional non-detecting partners $30 per person)
Couples price for two people sharing one detector and both being trained is $320 per couple, per day
Our prices include detector hire (the latest Minelab machines), travel in our 4WD vehicle from our meeting point (or your accommodation if you like) If you have a 4WD you are welcome to follow us in your vehicle to our detecting destination.
If you are bringing your own detector and not using ours, the cost is $220 per person per day.
For a couple who are both detecting using their own detector, and both being trained, the price is $280 per couple, per day.
ABOUT OUR TRAINING DAYS
Our training days give you lots of personalised training, where we walk beside you throughout the day, and teach you all you need to know. We teach you where to look, which coils to use, and what equipment is best for the area you are detecting in. We use speakers instead of headphones, and listen to all the things you listen to. We have a maximum of 3 people detecting. It is a full day of detecting, and of course any gold that you find is yours to keep!
*****Please note that our clients are responsible for bringing their own morning tea, lunch and cold or hot drinks, we have a fridge in our vehicle for any food that requires refrigeration*****
At Gold Prospecting Australia we are very family oriented and love training children as well as adults. If you are interested as a family group, or parent/ child combo let us know and we will work out a great price for you.
We also need to know if you any health and fitness concerns, or injuries that you feel may impact on your detecting ability. That way we can tailor our training day to ensure that you have the best possible time with us, and choose detecting areas that suit all levels of fitness.
ABOUT THE DAY-
The day begins at 9am when we meet you at a designated point in Bendigo (or pick you up from your accommodation).
Then you travel in our vehicle to some great metal detecting spots in the Bendigo and Whipstick Forest areas. Or you can follow us in your 4WD if you would prefer to bring your own vehicle.
The day ends at approx. 4.30pm when we drop you back at your vehicle (or accommodation).
Our clients are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation (if needed). We can recommend some options for you.
THINGS TO BRING-
Sturdy footwear, runners are ok. No steel cap boots! If you are looking to buy some prospecting boots ‘Red Back’ boots (the brown ones only) contain no metal at all and are great for detecting.
Please wear clothing that provides protection from the sun. (A t-shirt with a collar and long pants) Also bring sunscreen and insect repellent, as well as a shower proof coat- we can detect in light passing showers. Please bring plenty of water to drink.
Because we use speakers instead of headphones, you can bring a broad brimmed hat to wear for good sun protection. If you want to use headphones instead of using a speaker, then a cap or soft hat is ideal.
HOW TO BOOK- email Mark and Ronda at info@goldprospectingaustralia.com.au. Or give us a call on 0409188138.
As numbers are limited, a deposit within 7 days of booking, will confirm your place.
The deposit required is $100 per person detecting, with the balance of $150 due one week prior to tour. (Couples deposit $150 per couple)
Any cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the training day will incur a loss of deposit.
Any cancellation less than 48 hrs prior to the training day will incur a loss of the full tour fee.
To make a booking we require your email address and mobile phone number. We will then email you your invoice and our payment options for your deposit.






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Chris and his dad David from Melbourne joined us for a training day. They both used our Minelab SDC 2300's and Chris was lucky enough to find his first ever piece of gold. That's him pictured below holding his gold. Fantastic job Chris.



That's Kosta with good friends Andrew, Phil and Natalie pictured below. They joined us on a training day recently and found 6 pieces of gold between them for the day. A great effort for their first time ever detecting. Well done.


We are the specialists in training with-
All Minelab Machines including the SD, GP, GPX series as well the SDC 2300, the XTerra, E-Trac and the CTX3030.
All our training machines are the latest Minelab GPX5000's, Minelab SDC 2300s, as well as having a CTX3030, an E-trac and an XTerra 705.






If it's specialized training in all forms of detecting you're after, give Mark and Ronda Hyde a call on 0409 188 138 or send us an email on our contact page.

We can also teach you how to use your non Minelab machine.
We have trained clients with a wide variety of detectors.

Cameron and Natalie joined us for a training day recently and had a great day.
They are already planning a weekend with us in 2015. They got 4 pieces using one of our Minelab SDC2300's. Congratulations you two!

Richard and son Jasper from New Zealand joined us recently for 3 days training in the Golden Triangle of Victoria. They got over 20 pieces of gold between them. It was their first ever time detecting, well done.



Whether you are brand new to detecting, trying it for the first time, or an old hand wanting to find some new places and extra skills, we at GPA can give you the absolute best advice and training. We don't offer gold guarantees or any other gimmicks. Our Guarantee to you is that by the end of your time with us you will have all the necessary skills to find your own gold, and it won't have cost you a fortune.
Over the past couple of months we have completed some very successful training days and weekend tours, and all the photos of gold on our website have been found by our clients.


INFORMATION ABOUT GOLD PROSPECTING AUSTRALIA TRAINING DAYS 2014

Our training days are held in Bendigo, Victoria.

Our training days are perfect for the complete beginner, or those more experienced looking to fine tune their skills or settings.
We tailor our training to what each person needs.
Our clients are also welcome to do any number of days with us, as we go to different destinations around Bendigo each day, so you get to experience different goldfields in the region. This is ideal for our international and interstate clients wishing to extend their stay.

We are Licensed Parks Tour Operators, and have all the necessary permissions and permits for all our detecting areas.




We have a Tourist Fossicking Authority, and this means that when you are with us on our training days you do not need a Victorian Miners' Right, you are covered by our Fossicking Authority.


ABOUT OUR TRAINING DAYS
Our training days are a one on one training experience where we walk beside you throughout the day, and teach you all you need to know.
We teach you where to look, which coils to use, and what equipment is best for the area you are detecting in. We use speakers instead of headphones, and listen to all the things you listen to. We have a maximum of 3 people detecting, with Mark and Ronda training you for the whole day. It is a full day of detecting with your trainers walking with you (and not detecting themselves, other than a brief demonstration of technique at the start of the day)
And of course, any gold you find is yours to keep!

The cost is $250 per day, per person detecting. (All prices listed are in Australian Dollars and are GST inclusive) If you have a non-detecting partner who would like to come along for the experience, hold the pick and help dig the holes, there is no charge for them. (Additional non-detecting partners $30 per person)

Couples price for those sharing a detector and both being trained is $320 per couple.

This price includes travel in our 4WD vehicle from our meeting point, detector hire (the latest Minelab machine the GPX 5000), quality accessories, (harness and pick) and full tuition in how to prospect for gold.

(If you are bringing your own detector and not using ours, the cost is $220 per person per day, couples price for both detecting and sharing own detector is $280 per couple)

*****Please note that our clients are responsible for bringing their own morning tea, lunch and cold or hot drinks*****

At Gold Prospecting Australia we are very family oriented and love training children as well as adults. If you are interested as a family group, or parent and child let us know and we will work out a great price for you.

ABOUT THE DAY-

The day begins at 9am when we meet you at a designated point in Bendigo (or pick you up from your accommodation).
Then you travel in our vehicle to some great metal detecting spots in the Bendigo and Whipstick Forest areas.
The day ends at approx. 4.30pm when we drop you back at your vehicle (or accommodation).
Our clients are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation if needed. We can recommend some options for you.

THINGS TO BRING-

Sturdy footwear, runners are ok. No steel cap boots! If you are looking to buy some prospecting boots‘Red Back’ boots (the brown soft toe ones only) contain no metal at all and are great for detecting.
Please wear clothing that provides protection from the sun. (A t-shirt with a collar or a long sleeve shirt, and long pants) Also bring sunscreen and insect repellent.
A shower proof coat- we can detect in light passing showers
Because we use speakers instead of headphones, you can bring a broad brimmed hat to wear for good sun protection. If you want to use headphones instead of using a speaker, then a cap or soft hat is ideal.

HOW TO BOOK-

As numbers are limited, a deposit within 7 days of booking, will confirm your place.
The deposit required is $100 per person detecting, with the balance of $150 due one week prior to tour. (Couples deposit $150 per couple)

Any cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the training day will incur a loss of deposit.
Any cancellation less than 48 hrs. prior to the training day will incur a loss of the full tour fee.

To make a booking we require your email address and mobile phone number. We will then email you your invoice and our payment options for your deposit.

If you have any questions or wish to make a booking, please email Mark and Ronda at info@goldprospectingaustralia.com.au
Or phone 0409 188 138.

Bev and Bruno joined us from South Australia for their first try at detecting recently. They used one of our SDC 2300 and were lucky enough to find 2 pieces for the day.

Mates, Mick and John from Victoria joined us for their first time detecting and used our Minelab SDC2300 and got a piece of gold each for their first ever try, well done you two. That's them below.

Mark and Joanna joined us recently from Singapore. They come from England but are currently living and working in Singapore. This was their first time detecting and they had the best possible day, finding a record 11 pieces on a training day. Congratulations to you both. They just couldn't stop smiling.


Craig from Victoria joined us recently and used one of our new Minelab SDC2300"s. In the past he has used a couple of different detectors without any luck. He found 4 pieces during his day with us!!! Congratulations Craig.


Jo and Shane joined us for two days training using our Minelab SDC2300's on the first day and our GPX5000's on the next day. They got several pieces between them, well done you two.




That's Ronda and Kim (from England) above. Kim had just dug a lead shot at good depth, she got 2 pieces of gold for the day and had a great time using the new Minelab SDC2300.
We had Michael with daughter Maddison and Michaels' brother Martin from Melbourne join us. That's them below.

Maddison and Michael found the lovely piece she is showing below. This was found with one of our new Minelab SDC 2300 detectors. Dad and daughter made a great detecting duo. Fantastic job you two!


Martin found a specimen and a great 1.3 gram nugget he is showing below. Well done Martin.


Our training days are going fantastic. We have had clients in the past couple of months with their Garret ATX's, the AT Pro the Minelab Xterra as well as the new SDC2300 and the GPX5000's.

That's Ronda with Leonie above on a recent training day.


We've just had a bit of a father and son training day with Kent and Ash as well as Paul and Neo joining us recently.

That's son Ash and dad Kent above, they found two great little pieces for their day with us.

And that's Paul and Neo above who found a beautiful specimen(below) which when broken up had two separate pieces of gold in it. Well done you two.



We are always non stop busy with our training days in the Golden Triangle of Victoria. We've had clients from all over the world joining us to learn how to detect.
We had Steve from America join us for a day recently. It was his first time detecting in Australia and was lucky enough to find 2 lovely little bits of gold weighing in at 1.5 grams.
The picture below shows his pieces on the scales and the link shows him digging and recovering the bigger 1.1 gram piece. Congratulations Steve.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQdAmjoDSp8