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About Us

 G'day and Welcome to Aussie Detectorist, Metal Detecting and Prospecting Supply Company.

My name is Justin Cleghorn or 'Clegy' as I am probably better known in prospecting and Metal detecting circles.

I started the Aussie detectorist business in 2015 for a bit of fun and because, at the time, you couldn't buy the metal detector I wanted in Australia.

No way did I ever think this would be my Full time gig, so to all the people that I have met over the last 7+ years and 350,000+ Km's. Thankyou.

The business was founded on a Philosophy of participation. What I mean is the business grew by both participating in Others events and also holding some of our own. You may Have heard of the Metal Detecting WORLD Championship, That is our Flagship event of the year.

But also by Participating in the Campfires, campouts, meet ups and occasional Pub trip that go with these events. It has been amazing to actually hang out with many of you in the bush and get to know the people that allow you to do what you do.

So when I opened a Retail shop in Newcastle, we added another word to our Philosophy  PARTICIPATION.

That New word is EDUCATION.

So Now not only do we participate in the hobby of metal detecting, prospecting and gold panning/sluicing, we try and EDUCATE along the way as well.

It's amazing how often a small tid bit on a group camp trip can change someone's prospecting. Or an off the cuff comment over a schooner at the local can help a coin shooter go next level.

So in the shop, out and about in the field or on our private meetups, we at Aussie detectorist are always trying to help you get more from your chosen hobby.

Finding More Gold, Finding more coin and relic, using the tools you have and learning to drive them correctly. That's Aussie detectorist.

Now you'll notice I changed from using the term 'I' as in Me Clegy, and changed to a WE about halfway up the page.

That's because the Aussie Detectorist now has other people on board that share my passion for having people in the right gear and then having the confidence to go out and use that gear.

So Now Aussie Detectorist is a TEAM and Not just little old me driving around yelling out the window a lot.

It's a dedicated team of 3 prospectors, detectorists and just plain nice people. 

You can always count on the best advice to suit your particular needs and a great deal on your new gear that suits you.

We bring you the BEST Metal Detecting and Prospecting gear from brands Including but not limited to:

  • Minelab 
  • XP Metal Detectors
  • Algoforce
  • Gold Rat
  • Gray Ghost
  • DetectorPRO
  • Tyger Stainless
  • CoilTek
  • Nugget Finder
  • CC Picks
  • Gold Digger prospecting equipment
  • Our Own range of Aussie detectorist products like sand scoops and diggers
  • and way More

We use the gear we carry and if it doesn't do the job it's not for sale in the store.

Lastly If you live in Australia we can supply you with any of our products at competitive prices. It doesn't matter where you live in Australia, the mail order side of our business is one of our strongest points.

Order with confidence from the team at Aussie Detectorist. On The Phone, Online or in the store. 

Hope to see you out in the field or at one of the 3 Guaranteed Events I do every year.

-: Wedderburn Detector Jamboree and token Hunt (Usually March in Wedderburn Vic)
-: Metal Detecting world Championship, last weekend september in Windeyer NSW
-: Laanecoorie Gold Bash, October in Laanecoorie VIC.

I am proud to actually be the MC for 2 of these Events.

Righto, thanks for visiting and if we can help in any way, please pick up the phone, hit the contact us page or just drop into the shop.

1/11 Riverside drive Mayfield West NSW. (Newcastle)
Phone 0467 614 701

Take care out there and see you in the field.

Kindest Regards

Justin Cleghorn
Aussie Detectorist Pty Ltd

Aussie Detectorist Newcastle
  • From Mark Via Google

    First visit today and guys were excellent. Great advice with no sales pitch. Happy to get myself and the kids into some fun panning. Thanks for your help

  • From Peter Via Google

    Great products super fast express post ,
    To the fact ,
    I was surprised(which is an understatement) ordering a product at 5pm ish 5 hrs away ,
    To getting it before 9 am the next morning !
    Thanks clegy and team ,
    I will be a return customer

  • From Wayne Via Google

    This is the best place in NSW for all your detecting panning sluices coils and so much more gear for gold and relic hunting
    Great guys are Clegy Maso & Rod
    The Surfing Prospector

  • From Rachel Via Google

    Everything you’ll need including a great selection of equipment, helpful advice and detector community gatherings.
    Highly recommend, online or in person (more fun in-person)

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