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. 

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  • Hi everyone just the heads up, it looks like we have a copycat hacker out there ATM. Please do not engage in any activity with my page as for we have no competitions running and I'll never ask for your credit card details. Sorry for the inconvenience and I'll be back in mid 2022...cheers Andrew.

    The Weekend Prospector > 14/12/2021
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  • Check these guys out on some island

    Follower > 16/06/2021
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  • C31 Melbourne and Geelong will be running our TV advert for the next two months, starring Andrew Bales from The Weekend Prospector This advert cost our members nothing and came about from voluntary work by our head committee. Member's fees are better spent lobbying government agencies and fighting for your access, cheaper merchandise (no profit), more editions of the Eureka Echo magazines and equipment for our branches. The PMAV have fought for ...

    PMAV > 29/04/2021
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  • Hi everyone, I've just spent the last few days prospecting around my old hometown of St. Arnaud in Victoria in search of the lost Chinese village I heard of decades ago. I researched thoroughly for this episode and the hard work paid of with some incredible finds both gold and coins. We are now full noise filming our 4th series and I'm keen to share all of my adventures through my Facebook page. The Weekend Prospector goes to air 9 October 2021 ...

    The Weekend Prospector > 29/04/2021
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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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