The Gold Detective

On a flat stony plain in the middle of nowhere in the Australian outback, in a heat haze and surrounded by a cloud of flies, there’s a lone figure. In the next 30 seconds he is about to make his wage for the whole week. His detector wails and he sets to work with his pick – "You little beauty!" as he pulls a $3000 gold nugget from the ground. Meet Tony ­ a 40­something with a gold detector, a fair bit of knowledge and a larrikin’s sense of adventure who by the way, makes a very good living finding gold! We follow Tony as he embarks upon a journey of a lifetime, venturing into some of the wildest places on the planet as searches for the most well­known and valuable of all gems and minerals: Ruby, Emerald, Diamond, Gold, Platinum, Sapphire, Opal. "The Gold Detective" series combines true adventure and the thrill of the chase with the drama of human stories or experience what it is like to give up everything and ‘head to the hills’ to either strike it rich, or lose the lot.

Training Programme
Crossing Borders 2013