Prospecting World brief history
Cairns Prospecting World is the new Minelab certified store situated in Bungalow, Cairns, and is a sister store to our Townsville Prospecting World store in Aitkenvale, Townsville. For a brief history, my wife and I ventured into business in 1999 by commencing an auto-electrical business which we ran successfully for 11 years.
In 2010 I approached Minelab for a dealership for the Charters Towers region as the Townsville dealer at the time retired and closed his outlet. This happened and the Gold City Detecting store was born. Over the next few years we phased out the auto-electrical arm to concentrate on the detecting and prospecting part of the business, which is my passion.
In October 2016 we purchased the N.Q. Miner's Den store from George Mayer who was retiring at the time after 28 years in business in that store over a few locations in Cairns. We moved the store to Townsville and opened it as Townsville Prospecting World. That left a void in the Cairns area which we have now rectified by closing the Charters Towers store and relocating it to Cairns as Cairns Prospecting World.
George Mayer expressed an interest in being involved once again, so here we are. George is at the helm from Monday to Wednesday, with myself filling in from Wednesday afternoon to Friday. Eventually we hope to operate the store on Saturday mornings as well, but that will come in due time. For now we are opened from Monday to Friday during the hours of 9.00 am to 4.30 pm.
Please feel free to call in and see us at Shop 13B, 157 Mulgrave Road in the Showgrounds Shopping Centre in Bungalow, call us on 07 4221 1308 or drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers from Peter Cragg (qldsandy)