The book has been updated with references to Metal Detecting and the Laws of Do's and Don'ts of prospecting. It also contains many photos both old and new. Not only is it a modern representation of prospecting but also a history of the ways that will fascinate you. Originally the book was printed in 1894 so the history is there. The book covers in quite length and detail the Geology, gold, gemstones, different ways to prospect, etc. of Victoria. Every prospector should have one, from the beginner to the expert. This book contains 96 pages in B & W.