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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The "Prospecting" Forum

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Which of the two detectors for relic/prospecting?

by JJames1610
1,591 607/14/2018 02:24PM
Last Post by oldkoot

Tesoro Diablo umax

by stan in colo
5,694 1507/05/2018 01:30AM
Last Post by Dave J.

Anybody make their own equipment? Jpeg Attachments

by pan4au
190 606/30/2018 01:23PM
Last Post by Jim in Idaho

Interspiro mask upgrade Jpeg Attachments

by pan4au
98 106/15/2018 04:58PM
Last Post by pan4au

New Detector Pro headphones coming out for Gold Monster 1000 Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
398 406/13/2018 10:45PM
Last Post by goldseeker4000

Eastern WA

by 2&Fro
5,035 1006/04/2018 10:21AM
Last Post by Steve in Idaho*

Help With Gold Detector.

by Happy_Hour
4,006 706/02/2018 07:39AM
Last Post by goldseeker4000


by St Bernard
4,173 806/01/2018 11:17PM

Smallest Practical Detectable Gold?

by rogueaviation
3,499 504/20/2018 09:08PM
Last Post by Dave J.

Where does gold come from? URL

by Johnho
3,441 204/20/2018 07:13PM
Last Post by jamesinwesttexas

Getting dredge ready for spring

by Flintstone
2,173 303/06/2018 11:00AM
Last Post by Flintstone

Matrix Reef McIntyre: Interested how you would hunt this area. Jpeg Attachments

by karelian
1,861 802/22/2018 08:21PM
Last Post by Mxt Sniper

what equipment to purchase for small streams

by richard thompson
2,760 202/14/2018 12:22PM
Last Post by Texadillo

Today's Visual ID technology

by Texadillo
870 102/12/2018 10:26AM
Last Post by Texadillo

Summer Trip?

by M.L. Hinds
1,150 202/04/2018 09:41PM
Last Post by Flintstone

Underwater gold detection Jpeg Attachments

by QuebecAt
1,196 301/28/2018 08:06PM
Last Post by QuebecAt

Gold Jewelry

by Miser67
2,116 801/28/2018 06:39AM
Last Post by Smigo

Prospecting belt and equipment.. started with a bigger pick. Jpeg Attachments

by karelian
2,187 712/07/2017 01:00PM
Last Post by BobOso

Small nugget/picker hunting B.C.

by undersc0re
5,886 911/01/2017 09:37PM
Last Post by undersc0re

Sluices, revisited.

by MattBullSummerville
2,571 210/29/2017 05:47PM
Last Post by steve herschbach


by Architex
3,369 610/26/2017 10:14PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Which gold detector to use at Rye Patch?

by jimmyzr1
4,286 510/02/2017 12:57PM
Last Post by doc holiday232

Gold Monster strikes nice gold again Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
1,781 409/22/2017 04:44PM
Last Post by jim1751

2 hour hunt with the Monster yields 1nice nugget Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
2,006 509/22/2017 04:42PM
Last Post by jim1751

GMT and "follow the black sand" function...

by Jim in Idaho
4,587 508/26/2017 05:53PM
Last Post by Jim in Idaho

Scratching Bedrock 8-6-17 Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
2,645 108/12/2017 08:55PM
Last Post by montereymacgyver

Riffles versus expanded metal for sluice-box?

by Texadillo
4,506 608/09/2017 07:49PM
Last Post by oneguy

gold monster m/l

by calibil
3,392 308/09/2017 07:46PM
Last Post by calibil


by Flintstone
2,740 208/04/2017 06:07PM
Last Post by Mudwhale


by pan4au
2,514 107/31/2017 08:32PM
Last Post by pan4au