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Darren Kamp

I’m Darren and I have been prospecting for the past 40 years. I started prospecting for coins and relics when I was a teenager and came across my first gold nugget quite by accident. From then on I was hooked! I have found a lot of gold over the years including 6 oz, 8oz, 10oz, 16 oz and 24oz gold nuggets. There’s nothing more I like than getting out into the  great Aussie bush, feeling the freedom and hunting down that elusive gold nugget. When I’m not detecting I enjoy attending swap meets and auctions searching for mining memorabilia for the shop. 

Leanne Kamp

Hi I’m Leanne! I‘ve learnt most of what I know about gold prospecting through osmosis.  I have accompanied Darren on his 3 month trips to Western Australia, I have crossed the Nullabor more times than I would believe possible in one lifetime and I share a real passion for business. Gold prospecting has become our lifestyle and I enjoy the prospecting fraternity and the many friends that we have made along the way. Before our gold prospecting journey, I was a Human Resources Consultant and later worked in managerial positions in retail. I even worked with Mick Malthouse of AFL fame for a while. When Im not working I love to go to the beach with my boogie board and relax afterwards with a good book and a glass of wine!

Paul

Hi I’m Paul. My passion for detecting began around 20 years ago. I have liked watching equipment evolve over time and enjoy sharing my interest with others. I am a salesperson at Lucky Strike Gold and theres not too many questions from customers that stump me when it comes to gold prospecting (so give me your best shot). In my spare time when not out in the bush detecting you will find me singing at various country music events. I live in Torquay so have the best of both worlds; bush and beach.

Holly

Hi my name is Holly. I am 21 years old and have been part of the Lucky Strike crew for over 2 years. I do lots of jobs around the store, including creating the weekly newsletter and packaging all of your online orders with care. I was introduced to metal detecting a couple of years ago and it has never ceased to amaze me with the things that can be pulled out of the ground! My favourite machine to operate is the Minelab SDC 2300, which many call the ‘gold vacuum’. I’m known in the store for always having a big friendly smile on my face! When I’m not working I love socialising and partying!

Justin

I’m Justin, the youngest member of the team. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Lucky Strike for almost a year. I got into prospecting a few years ago when my dad took my brother and myself to the Ballarat goldfields with a hired GPX 5000, where we ended up finding more relics than gold. I loved it so much that I saved up and bought my Equinox 600 and 800. I get my detector out almost daily to detect around the Geelong region for local history. I’ve been detecting for over 2 years now and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. When I’m not detecting I’m usually behind a camera capturing the great outdoors.

Fabian

Hi, I am Fabian. I am new to the Lucky Strike team. I have been gold panning and sluicing for over 5 years and metal detecting for 2+ years. I found my first gold nugget on a Gold and Relics Tour with Darren which motivated me to purchase my first gold detector from Lucky Strike mid-2018. Over the last 2 years I have found dozens of nuggets and some interesting relics in the Central Victorian Goldfields and the Gippsland High Country. I love being out in the bush filming prospecting videos for my YouTube Channel “Gold Mack” sharing the adventures and developing my prospecting skills. The learning never ends.