Locating Covered Bore Holes

May 11th, 2009 by Brad Lovell

I received a phone call from Ian last week. Ian is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He was planning on taking his class to visit some bore holes at Astrolabe Park near Kensington Sydney. It had been some time since the metalic covers on the bore holes had been opened…and grass had grown over them. This was an unusual job for me, as I am normally on the hunt for jewellery…but I told Ian I would be more than happy to help him out. I met Ian’s colleague Bryce the next morning at Astolabe Park. Bryce had maps of where the bore holes should be located, so this made things easier. The hunt for the first bore hole turned out to be a little more difficult than expected. But after about a 30 minute search I received a signal which caused an overload error on my detectors display. After parting some grass to the side, the first bore hole had been found. Now there we’re still about 4 or 5 holes to go. But as it would happen, the following holes we’re a lot easier to find with the map. So after about an hour, all the holes we’re found and my job was done :)