Scottish Gold

There was a great sense of expectation as we entered the hallowed vault in Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience. There, bathed in the glowing gold of its own making were 3384 unique bottles of Scotland’s most renowned export, scotch whisky. This collection was once the 35 year passion of Brazilian collector, Claive Vidiz. Purchased by global […]

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The Echidna and the Gold

For two days we searched the Golden Triangle, central Victoria, for just a little of that elusive colour. That intoxicating lust the old timers must have felt was almost palpable here in a region which has given millions over the last 150 years. Alas despite all our brazen confidence only Mark found the tiniest piece […]

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The Strike

In 1892 William Ford and Arthur Bayley had been prospecting near the Western Australian country town of Coolgardie. Their story tells how one evening their bush camp was swept away by a flash flood. In their dismay, vowing they’d had enough, they searched for all their scattered belongings with the intention of quitting. In their […]

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