NQ Miner's Den Shop Front

65 Anderson St. Manunda, Cairns Nth Qld

Visit our showroom, browse our extensive range of metal detectors.

View the Minelab GPX-5000 or the CTX-3030, ask us about the new Garrett ATX detectors.

In-Store Specials | Saturday Morning Gold Panning | Beach Detecting Demos |



Garrett ATX

Garrett ATX Extreme Pulse Induction

Our business was established in 1989 when a need was seen for products and services catering for Prospectors, Fossickers, Bushwalkers and Outdoor enthusiasts. Fossicking and prospecting is growing in popularity, particularly as a pastime for people retired on holidays or travelling.

We sell Metal Detectors and Accessories, Fossicking tools, Gold Pans, Sieves, Books, Maps, GPS (global positioning systems), compasses etc. We carry the famous Minelab and Garrett range of metal detectors and accessories.

Minelab GPX-5000

Minelab GPX-5000 Nugget Hunter


Bruce's Minelab SD2100

Bruce's Minelab SD2100-still going strong

Metal detecting is a worthwhile hobby suitable for all age groups and can be enjoyed all year round. The benefits are a healthy outdoor lifestyle combined with camping, lots of walking and finding out about early Australian mining history.

The sound of the detector beeping could be just a rusty old nail or it could be the sound of gold! It is indeed a magic moment when a gold nugget is uncovered, however small.
It is possible to specialise, for example, underwater or beach detecting are quite distinctive from hunting gold nuggets. The Minelab Excalibur metal detector is a fully waterproof detector that can be used in fresh or salt water down to 50 meters.

The very latest gold prospecting detector is the Minelab GP5000, it offers the widest range of accessories and has had some spectacular gold finds to its credit. Come and have a look at our nugget picture gallery of nuggets found in Nth Qld.

Detecting is not difficult but there are some tips and tricks that can shorten the learning time. As with any outdoor activity there are dos and don’ts. We can advise on all aspects, legal and license requirements etc. We stock a large range of topographical and geological maps, GPS and Hema Navigator.

Large Selection of River Sluices and Gold Pans

Large Selection of River Sluices and Gold Pans

Our GPS Location

Gold in hand

Look what I have found, gold nuggets

UTM 55 366665E (Aus66)
81 29246N
Lat/Long 16°54'54' (WGS84)




Austrian visitor to Nth Queensland finds gold, Christian Seber  lucky prospector.


Junk is not always rubbish, this is what "Charly" found.


Visitors from out of town, overseas or interstate you are most welcome - Please email or phone if coming after hours or public holidays to find out if we are open. Please excuse me if you find a "Gone Prospecting" sign on the door as I sometimes go bush for a few days to quench the gold fever.

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New Minelab GPZ-7000 Detector coming soon. Register your interest with us and obtain updates on availability and technical details.