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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674 601/15/2019 07:50PM
Last Post by Jim in Idaho

Underwater gold detection Jpeg Attachments

by QuebecAt
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by pan4au
896 801/15/2019 06:02PM
Last Post by woody86

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by Happy_Hour
5,245 1101/15/2019 06:00PM
Last Post by woody86

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by Grumpie
1,493 1001/15/2019 05:58PM
Last Post by woody86

Eastern WA

by 2&Fro
6,463 1101/05/2019 03:46AM
Last Post by Mkus

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by pan4au
1,562 1201/01/2019 09:51AM
Last Post by Jim in Idaho
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Multi kruzer vs EQX800

by Grumpie
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by St Bernard
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Last Post by Pyledriver

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by pan4au
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by Johnho
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by Piedmontartifacts
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by JJames1610
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by stan in colo
7,814 1507/05/2018 01:30AM
Last Post by Dave J.

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by pan4au
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by goldseeker4000
1,067 406/13/2018 10:45PM
Last Post by goldseeker4000

Smallest Practical Detectable Gold?

by rogueaviation
4,304 504/20/2018 09:08PM
Last Post by Dave J.

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by Flintstone
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Last Post by Flintstone

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

by karelian
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what equipment to purchase for small streams

by richard thompson
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by Texadillo
1,267 102/12/2018 10:26AM
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by M.L. Hinds
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by Miser67
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Last Post by Smigo

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by karelian
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by undersc0re
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Last Post by undersc0re

Sluices, revisited.

by MattBullSummerville
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Last Post by steve herschbach


by Architex
4,164 610/26/2017 10:14PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Which gold detector to use at Rye Patch?

by jimmyzr1
5,036 510/02/2017 12:57PM
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Gold Monster strikes nice gold again Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
2,465 409/22/2017 04:44PM
Last Post by jim1751

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

by goldseeker4000
2,869 509/22/2017 04:42PM
Last Post by jim1751