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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Last trip Jpeg Attachments

by Alan
1,805 1310/23/2007 12:00AM
Last Post by lemons

Todays hunt with MATT and Fred Jpeg Attachments

by Grubstake
471 110/21/2007 06:07PM
Last Post by Grubstake

My biggest Rye-Patch nugget yet!!!:surprised: Jpeg Attachments

by Gus in idaho
2,843 910/20/2007 12:09PM
Last Post by Gus in idaho

Just beat the skunk, Platy mono nugget Jpeg Attachments

by Grubstake
833 410/16/2007 04:21PM
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Another Visit To Rye-Patch:thumbup: Jpeg Attachments

by Gus in idaho
1,354 610/16/2007 03:19PM
Last Post by Gerry in Idaho

where is the jewelry

by assos
567 210/04/2007 09:11AM
Last Post by fredm


by Grubstake
456 109/30/2007 09:19PM
Last Post by Grubstake

I have one New Eureka Gold in Stock

by Ron@ Ron's Dixie Metal Detectors
409 109/30/2007 08:04AM
Last Post by Ron@ Ron's Dixie Metal Detectors

unabashed plug for the Swingy Thingy

by fredm
1,061 309/29/2007 02:31PM
Last Post by Tinfoil


by Alan
731 409/29/2007 12:19AM
Last Post by Alan

Different Kind of Gold Jpeg Attachments

by Gerry in Idaho
1,163 309/24/2007 09:22PM
Last Post by Gerry in Idaho

Labor Day Weekend Gold! :detecting: Jpeg Attachments

by Gus in idaho
2,223 1309/24/2007 08:54PM
Last Post by Alan


by Grubstake
384 109/24/2007 04:22PM
Last Post by Grubstake

Hey Doc...any big ones????

by fredm
660 309/24/2007 02:24PM
Last Post by fredm

Doc's way of doing business

by johnnymac
1,094 709/21/2007 11:24PM
Last Post by Grubstake

Going for the gold Jpeg Attachments

by Allen in MT
858 309/21/2007 09:57PM
Last Post by shootist-id

More Ganes Creek, AK. Gold Photos Jpeg Attachments

by Gerry in Idaho
2,404 809/19/2007 06:36AM
Last Post by VT Dave

Public Land Conflicts: Mining

by Mag99004
378 109/18/2007 09:33PM
Last Post by Mag99004

Docs website

by Buck
525 209/12/2007 01:05PM
Last Post by DOC

The stories of my death have been greatly exaggerated

by DOC
612 209/04/2007 07:31AM
Last Post by Coiltek


by Grubstake
655 309/02/2007 11:53PM
Last Post by Grubstake


by Silicon John
759 108/29/2007 01:23PM
Last Post by Silicon John

Girls, Ganes, & Gold!!! Jpeg Attachments

by Gerry in Idaho
1,372 508/28/2007 05:58PM
Last Post by nugget71

Todays Gold Nuggets Jpeg Attachments

by Grubstake
1,356 708/27/2007 11:04PM
Last Post by Grubstake

To dig or not to dig?? Jpeg Attachments

by Alan
1,695 908/27/2007 10:50PM
Last Post by Alan

Crushed my Specimen!!:tongue: Jpeg Attachments

by Gus in idaho
1,618 908/27/2007 10:35PM
Last Post by Gerry in Idaho

Anyone have experience with the 'Goldmaster GM3'?

by Macaco
2,116 808/27/2007 10:20PM
Last Post by Gerry in Idaho

Gold Hunting with the F4

by DrJoeprime
2,112 1308/25/2007 05:01AM
Last Post by Bobbylikesgold

Hi! DOC Shep has a Problem

by Grubstake
381 108/13/2007 10:19PM
Last Post by Grubstake

Ground Balancing Scorpion Gold Stinger

by 5-HOLES
361 108/11/2007 10:48PM
Last Post by 5-HOLES