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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5 geologic signs to look for when out prospecting for gold?

by Grumpie
115 111/18/2018 09:03AM
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Anybody make their own equipment? Jpeg Attachments

by pan4au
999 1110/25/2018 09:32AM
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Multi kruzer vs EQX800

by Grumpie
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Help With Gold Detector.

by Happy_Hour
4,757 1010/03/2018 08:38AM
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by St Bernard
4,992 910/02/2018 05:14PM
Last Post by Pyledriver

A little Colorado gold Jpeg Attachments

by pan4au
459 709/23/2018 10:32PM
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Co, Wy prospecting areas?

by pan4au
4,134 809/22/2018 08:22AM
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Where does gold come from? URL

by Johnho
3,858 309/04/2018 11:08AM
Last Post by giuhalftrack

New to forum

by Piedmontartifacts
397 207/18/2018 07:56AM
Last Post by Elton

Which of the two detectors for relic/prospecting?

by JJames1610
3,774 607/14/2018 02:24PM
Last Post by oldkoot

Tesoro Diablo umax

by stan in colo
6,978 1507/05/2018 01:30AM
Last Post by Dave J.

Interspiro mask upgrade Jpeg Attachments

by pan4au
475 106/15/2018 04:58PM
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New Detector Pro headphones coming out for Gold Monster 1000 Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
820 406/13/2018 10:45PM
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Eastern WA

by 2&Fro
5,941 1006/04/2018 10:21AM
Last Post by Steve in Idaho*

Smallest Practical Detectable Gold?

by rogueaviation
3,988 504/20/2018 09:08PM
Last Post by Dave J.

Getting dredge ready for spring

by Flintstone
2,583 303/06/2018 11:00AM
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Matrix Reef McIntyre: Interested how you would hunt this area. Jpeg Attachments

by karelian
2,371 802/22/2018 08:21PM
Last Post by Mxt Sniper

what equipment to purchase for small streams

by richard thompson
2,978 202/14/2018 12:22PM
Last Post by Texadillo

Today's Visual ID technology

by Texadillo
1,070 102/12/2018 10:26AM
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Summer Trip?

by M.L. Hinds
1,367 202/04/2018 09:41PM
Last Post by Flintstone

Underwater gold detection Jpeg Attachments

by QuebecAt
1,676 301/28/2018 08:06PM
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Gold Jewelry

by Miser67
2,678 801/28/2018 06:39AM
Last Post by Smigo

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

by karelian
2,700 712/07/2017 01:00PM
Last Post by BobOso

Small nugget/picker hunting B.C.

by undersc0re
6,465 911/01/2017 09:37PM
Last Post by undersc0re

Sluices, revisited.

by MattBullSummerville
2,812 210/29/2017 05:47PM
Last Post by steve herschbach


by Architex
3,825 610/26/2017 10:14PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Which gold detector to use at Rye Patch?

by jimmyzr1
4,726 510/02/2017 12:57PM
Last Post by doc holiday232

Gold Monster strikes nice gold again Jpeg Attachments

by goldseeker4000
2,203 409/22/2017 04:44PM
Last Post by jim1751

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

by goldseeker4000
2,574 509/22/2017 04:42PM
Last Post by jim1751

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

by Jim in Idaho
5,163 508/26/2017 05:53PM
Last Post by Jim in Idaho