Getting Started

(One Day Course 8:30am – 4.00pm)

You’ve seen the TV shows, you have the bug – how hard can it be? Bloody hard actually and that’s where we can help. We have created a one day course for the complete beginner. If you want to know the very basics of using a metal detector to find gold nuggets then this is the day for you! For those of you that want to get a lot more out of your prospecting have a look at our Three Day Course.

Our one day ‘Getting Started’ course is broken down into two parts ie morning and afternoon session.

 The morning session will cover:

– Where you can prospect legally.
– Basic rules.

Morning session will be based at our own purpose built premises here in Leonora.

 The afternoon session will cover:

– Set up.
– Settings (Auto tune and ground balance).
– Pin-pointing a target.
– Target retrieval.

Afternoon session will be held out at one of our private tenements close to town. We will depart from Leonora in ‘convoy’ style and head out approx 20km north/west of town. This afternoon is all about the detector. With hands on help and guidance from us, we will get your prospecting adventures off to a great start. By the end of this day you will be confident in knowing where you can go prospecting legally and much more competent using your metal detector. Any gold you find on this day is yours to keep!

Detector basics out in the field.

What’s included
  • Information…….. a little theory but mostly practical.
  • Morning and afternoon tea.
  • A promise you will be a better prospector after completing the course.
  • Hands on guidance out in the field.
  • Exclusive access to 2,500 hectares of private alluvial ground after the course. (Refer to main heading ‘Three Day Course’ then go to ‘After the course’ for all the details).
What to bring

– Please bring some tucker for lunch.
– Appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear (avoid steel capped boots!).
– A metal detector and associated gear such as
– Plenty of water, spare tyre etc for any possible break downs.
– Fully charged hand held UHF radio is strongly recommend.


Monday 20th April 2020
Monday 15th June 2020
Monday 24th August 2020


$250 inc GST


Goldtalk Leonora
105 Kurrajong Street, Leonora
Look out for the yellow flagpole!

Note: We will have a limited amount of detectors for hire on this day. If you need to hire a detector from us, please advise before your course date (see heading ‘More…’ on our website for selection and hire rates). If you have any health/fitness concerns please make us aware so we can tailor the day to suit your needs. There are no toilet facilities during the field component – so bush practice needs to be performed! In the event of bad weather, we reserve the right to cancel the field component of this day. Your safety is our main priority and alternative arrangements will be made if necessary.