Well, Guess What…

Hey guys!

Long time no see. You probably remember me as the blond Swedish lad who travelled all over the South Island with his Gold Monster. A few of you’re kind enough to let me play around on your claims and for that I’ll forever be grateful.

I just wanted to tell you all that I’m finally coming back over. It’s been 5 (!) long years and a visit is long overdue. Not a day’s passed without dreaming about Kiwi gold and I’ve been working really hard to make this dream of mine come true.

This time I won’t be traveling alone, I’m bringing my partner, Herman. We’re coming over in November. Also teaming up with @The_Sluicer, which is going to be epic! It’d be so cool to catch up with as many as you as possible and of course to make some new friends along the way. We’re hungry for some real Kiwi adventures, the crazier the better!

I thought I’d share with you some of my gold finds. There’s definitely gold in the creeks here in Sweden too, but nothing like what you guys find. Here your best bet to find gold would be to look for lost jewelry at the beaches, which sort of has become one of my specialties. Enjoy!

All my gold finds of 2023 (so far). Most of it found with the almighty Manticore. Have owned this detector since Easter and it’s bloody amazing…

Gold porn…

Second heaviest gold ring, heaviest being just shy of 20g

Successful diamond ring recovery mission…

Nothing like your gold, but gold nonetheless. First time panning and actually finding some in Sweden

Teaching Herman how to pan, he’s a natural lol…

Lots of history to be found

Viking age

Viking silver coin

Looking forward to seeing you all and to be back on this forum. Feel free to flick me a message if you’d be keen to have us over.

Cheers, Elias :cowboy_hat_face:


Nice effort work the detector over there!! That’s a good haul of gold rings and I’m very impressed with all the old hammered coins. Shame we can’t find older stuff over here with the detectors like that!

Hopefully I’ll cross paths with you on this trip over. Hope it’s a bonanza adventure for you in more ways than one!

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Hey pal you can pop onto my claim when your in Reefton. Trevor at the backpackers should have a room let him know early.

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See you at Moonlight creek !