About The Show

New Series October 2021 on 7mate
Each week The Weekend Prospector tackles some of Australia’s most famous gold rush regions as one man will risk life and limb each week to take his audience to the edge of your seat with his unquenchable, insatiable thirst for gold.

Australia boasts some of the most rugged and most dangerous terrain in the world including extreme deserts, mountainous ranges, exotic beaches and of course the most deadly of them all “The Outback”.

Our host and geologist  Andrew Bales has spent the past 35 years unearthing fact from fiction and brushing aside some of the planet’s most deadliest snakes and crocodiles in search of Australia’s Outback Gold. 

The Weekend Prospepctor is one man’s quest to discover a bygone era, an era without written records, an era of Chinese whispers and myths of golden reefs and fortune, an era of buried treasures and hardships, turmoil and even murder, an era which will take him a to a place very few have been before and survived in his mission to discover Gold. 

Series 3 2020 The Weekend Prospector

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  • The Weekend Prospector is joining Allan Border this SATURDAY 12PM! Andrew Bales is going back on 7Mate with AB's Show 'On Tour with Allan Border' to show one of the teams some prospecting on St. Kilda Beach! Even better, Allan Border is giving away a GO-FIND 44 Metal Detector over on his Facebook page, so be sure to head over there and check it out: On Tour with Allan Border Don't miss it guys!

    The Weekend Prospector > 24/02/2021
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    Follower > 23/01/2021
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  • Next Wednesday morning I am going to be a guest with Trevor Chappell on ABC Radio at 4:20am AEDT. for all you early rises out their, you don't want to miss this! I can not wait to discuss all thing about modern day gold prospecting, so if you are still hungry for more prospecting goodness, tune in Wednesday morning!

    The Weekend Prospector > 20/11/2020
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    The Weekend Prospector > 01/11/2020
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