Article | Lanchester Roman fort targeted by thieves

Published by The Northern Echo, written by Gavin Havery, Thursday 25th October 2012 METAL detector enthusiasts armed with spades have been targeting a historic North-East site hunting for hidden treasures under the cover of darkness. Almost 25 holes have been found in the grounds of the Roman fort of Longovicium, near Lanchester, County Durham, The land owner, Nick…

Article | Prospectors rush for gold rights

Published by SMH.com October 12, 2012 Prospectors will be able to pan for gold, or use metal detectors to hunt for nuggets, in more Queensland state forests within months. The Newman government is likely to open the door wider for “recreational prospectors” to look for gold and gemstones. A spokeswoman for National Parks Minister Steve…