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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Ganes Creek, AK Trip, 2 Openings, PHOTO of BIG GOLD Jpeg Attachments

by Gerry in Idaho
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Gave It An Acid Bath :blowup: Jpeg Attachments

by Gus in idaho
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I'm trying to get into prospecting and need your opinion...

by Ace
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by Grubstake
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by Papa Bear
800 204/22/2008 11:16PM
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Chris Hake

by Digger Bob
980 304/19/2008 12:41AM
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Damn fast shipping on Lith Ion Pocket Rocket, Thanks

by Plumber
488 104/17/2008 11:31PM
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A big box from Doc arrived today....

by impactco
872 304/14/2008 11:12PM
Last Post by Grubstake

Looks like the 4500 is officially released! URL

by impactco
1,131 504/14/2008 10:45PM
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Good all around detector?

by NCgolddigger
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by Tony from Tidewater
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GPX-4500 Info Jpeg Attachments

by impactco
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Question for Yanks & Aussies

by findgold
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Your Prediction?

by DukeOBass
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Quick visit to Rye Patch coming in April

by hansenrw
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by Alan
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Treasure Hunting for a living

by landman
1,917 703/16/2008 09:21PM
Last Post by treasurefiend

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

by steve herschbach
575 103/14/2008 08:14PM
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Picking a shovel

by landman
550 103/13/2008 07:26PM
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Panning for gold

by landman
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pick tool

by landman
721 203/13/2008 02:18PM
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Eric Fosters Gold Machines

by landman
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by impactco
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Whites PI - first nugget! Jpeg Attachments

by Digger Bob
1,842 303/06/2008 04:24PM
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Possible Oz resource: "The Book of the Bush" (1898) URL

by BlackX
590 103/01/2008 11:54AM
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Eureka Gold machine. Question

by grumpy
1,404 602/26/2008 08:57PM
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Help with gold machine purchase please.

by grumpy
2,164 702/25/2008 08:23PM
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Access to public land URL

by oregonneil
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Gold prices

by Digger Bob
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