Prospecting Forum

Steve Herschbach will moderate the newly named Prospecting Forum.

Steve is a life-long Alaskan who got started prospecting and metal detecting in 1972. He became a dealer for metal detecting and prospecting equipment in 1976 and has for decades answered almost any question imaginable on the subjects. Steve has always kept a prospecting business as a sideline and currently has mining claims through three different partnerships. He has used virtually every model of prospecting detector and has thousands of hours of experience with suction dredges. Steve and his partner sold their business to their employees in 2010 and so he is now focusing his efforts on his new website at


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Looks like the 4500 is officially released! URL

by impactco
1,128 504/14/2008 10:45PM
Last Post by DOC

Good all around detector?

by NCgolddigger
2,122 904/07/2008 01:43PM
Last Post by Eu_citzen

Question: Has anyone aver used the Eurka Gold for

by Tony from Tidewater
778 203/31/2008 07:04PM
Last Post by Kev

GPX-4500 Info Jpeg Attachments

by impactco
3,509 603/29/2008 07:51PM
Last Post by Lanny in AB

Question for Yanks & Aussies

by findgold
3,720 1003/25/2008 10:01AM
Last Post by fredm

Your Prediction?

by DukeOBass
2,852 1203/20/2008 04:23PM
Last Post by DukeOBass

Quick visit to Rye Patch coming in April

by hansenrw
942 303/19/2008 09:20PM
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by Alan
2,952 1403/19/2008 05:01PM
Last Post by Alan

Treasure Hunting for a living

by landman
1,902 703/16/2008 09:21PM
Last Post by treasurefiend

Hey Doc, Your big annoucment of the NEW GPX-4000 is getting a bit dated!

by steve herschbach
571 103/14/2008 08:14PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Picking a shovel

by landman
547 103/13/2008 07:26PM
Last Post by landman

Panning for gold

by landman
1,498 503/13/2008 07:17PM
Last Post by tab-nabit

pick tool

by landman
716 203/13/2008 02:18PM
Last Post by Digger Bob

Eric Fosters Gold Machines

by landman
868 203/11/2008 05:45PM
Last Post by Digger Bob

My GPX-4000 and Whites MXT up for sale! URL

by impactco
760 103/11/2008 11:24AM
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718 203/11/2008 06:01AM

Whites PI - first nugget! Jpeg Attachments

by Digger Bob
1,834 303/06/2008 04:24PM
Last Post by nugget71

Possible Oz resource: "The Book of the Bush" (1898) URL

by BlackX
589 103/01/2008 11:54AM
Last Post by BlackX

Eureka Gold machine. Question

by grumpy
1,404 602/26/2008 08:57PM
Last Post by nvchris

Help with gold machine purchase please.

by grumpy
2,149 702/25/2008 08:23PM
Last Post by nugget71

Access to public land URL

by oregonneil
549 102/23/2008 02:05PM
Last Post by oregonneil

Gold prices

by Digger Bob
913 302/21/2008 12:57PM
Last Post by FrankMD

Where can I purchase nuggets....

by Joe of South Jersey
1,963 802/20/2008 06:02PM
Last Post by ronmsr

Foundry Services?

by Dyna_Willie
655 202/12/2008 01:07AM
Last Post by bearkat4160

Got my atc for sale Jpeg Attachments

by Grubstake
631 102/11/2008 02:34PM
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656 202/09/2008 11:22AM
Last Post by Tom-MXT

Where is Potholes Bob?

by bris dave
830 302/08/2008 05:32AM
Last Post by bris dave

Coiltek's new GOLDSTALKER coils Jpeg Attachments

by Coiltek
1,411 202/04/2008 08:07PM
Last Post by nugget71

Northern California Gold Tailing Areas ?

by Cal_Cobra
2,069 801/31/2008 10:51PM
Last Post by tab-nabit

Advice Please

by Mike(MI)
999 501/31/2008 08:14PM
Last Post by nugget71