Platypus and gold.

I’ve just returned from a day trip digging gold. Got a few small pieces of gold, but most interesting was the Platypus, that tried to sneak pasted me when I wasn’t watching.

The Platypus was having a hard time getting up stream through the flow of water. I’m not entirely sure these creatures are graceful in the water, but out of the water, in the current…. not graceful at all. Looked like it was trying to do the back stroke. Hard to miss from less than two metres distance.

By the time I picked up my phone to get a picture, the Platypus had disappeared. I spotted it 20 metres up stream and ran up onto the bank to get a few dozen photo’s. All of which , mostly just show ripples in the water.


For anyone who does not know what a Platypus looks like, it’s a Small creature similar to a Beaver, except it has a Ducks bill and lays eggs as it’s young.


Found only in Eastern Australia. So that was a highlight of the day.

As usual Queenslands second last day of Summer was hot (34 degrees). Nothing unexpected there, I do hope the weather cools off rapidly. Maybe a nice 25 degrees.

There was some small pieces of gold, that lifted the spirits. Five bits went 0.2 grams, total.


It was a good dig, about four and a half hours, digging . Over two hours of traffic on the way home. Came to a complete stop on the highway about six times, but all things considered, a good run for Sunday afternoon. Cleaned up the gold at home, because I left my “SNUFFER BOTTLE” at home. 20160228_164909_002

Next weekend, Autumn, cooler weather…. who am I kidding…. I’ll give it another go…. just so I can show you another photo. What will you be doing?

Note to self, get better organized…. don’t forget “SNUFFER BOTTLE”.

About ivoradventures

Lives Brisbane north. Age 47. Male. Interests-heaps of stuff. Camping, fishing, and gold panning, keeps me quite busy. I still find time to cook,and spend time family and friends. I truly enjoy my daughters company(Shannon), but don't see enough of her since she moved out. There is a certain type of beauty that exists only in the wild places, and it calls to you. Go and explore! And drag someone with you.
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6 Responses to Platypus and gold.

  1. says:

    Enjoying your website. Thanks VM. Trevor Percival Caboolture (the young old fella)


    • It is great to see you are doing all the things I did years ago but unfortunately my younger son (mate) has been unwell to take me out metal detecting/fishing/fossicking as we had planned to go to many places. A few weeks ago mate and I found the original site of Durundur Station near Woodford. It was established in 1841 by the Archer Brothers when they took up 200 miles of land. One can still see the remains of the fireplaces and the stone laid floor.
      Best wishes


  2. Nice work, looks like a great weekend out 🙂


  3. Donnie says:

    Keep em coming mate , good reads.


  4. Always nice to know, you have done well. Thanks for the comments.


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