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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Eastern WA

by 2&Fro
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by St Bernard
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by Flintstone
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Help With Gold Detector.

by Happy_Hour
1,297 502/25/2018 05:53PM
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Matrix Reef McIntyre: Interested how you would hunt this area. Jpeg Attachments

by karelian
1,451 802/22/2018 08:21PM
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what equipment to purchase for small streams

by richard thompson
1,177 202/14/2018 12:22PM
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by Texadillo
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by M.L. Hinds
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by QuebecAt
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by stan in colo
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by karelian
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by undersc0re
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by MattBullSummerville
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by Architex
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by Johnho
2,567 110/16/2017 12:46PM
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by jimmyzr1
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by goldseeker4000
1,502 409/22/2017 04:44PM
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by goldseeker4000
1,675 509/22/2017 04:42PM
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by Jim in Idaho
4,243 508/26/2017 05:53PM
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by montereymacgyver
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gold monster m/l

by calibil
3,165 308/09/2017 07:46PM
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by Flintstone
2,561 208/04/2017 06:07PM
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by pan4au
2,310 107/31/2017 08:32PM
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Bedrock and tailings pile gold

by montereymacgyver
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Unboxing the Royal Manufacturing 30" Compact Gold Sluice Video Attachments

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by bebeeping
2,992 106/28/2017 06:46PM
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by goldseeker4000
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Found flakes in a small stream...what should I look for upstream for the source? Image Attachments

by scooper77515
5,011 806/28/2017 12:01PM
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