Sometimes a chance meeting in time can lead to a lifetime of unimaginable pleasure and a calling we never knew. This is exactly what happened to local Treasure Hunter Pete Kane from Dig It Detecting. A chance meeting with a friend started him on a lifetime pursuit of treasure in all its wondrous forms.
Today, his Aladdin’s cave of treasure he’s amassed over the years would make the most die hard collector buckle at the knees in awe……
It was my love of Australian bush history & coin collecting that got me into metal detecting. One day l was talking to a mate at work & he told me that he had an old metal detector at home. The next day we arranged to meet at a park & see how we would go.
From memory, it was an old Bounty Hunter and we hoped it would guide us to treasure. First, we had to clean up thousands of ring pulls & pull tabs. During all this, we managed to dig up some 1 & 2 cent coins & l was hooked.
Since then, l have recovered thousands of coins and relics from the old ghost towns, the goldfields and many other places. I have found gold coins, many many silver coins from a tiny three half pence (no bigger than your little fingernail) to huge silver half-crowns from the 1820s. You name it and I’ve probably found it.
I have a YouTube channel called ozziepete55. Come check it out, I think you’ll enjoy watching as I recover these lost moments in history.
All the best,