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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AnnouncementUpdate on what any of you that want to help John Tracy (JMT Detectors) on the tragic loss of his wife. Him and his kids need help.01/14/2018 05:51PM
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any one have experience with the minelab eureka gold detector

by amcjavelin
2,848 506/28/2016 07:30PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

Detector for nuggets?

by Rebel1
6,032 906/26/2016 09:00PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Going to be a good summer

by razerback408
2,779 305/07/2016 08:18PM
Last Post by razerback408

If You Found A Gold Nugget In The Last Year, What Detector(s) Did You Find It With?

by steve herschbach
7,884 1404/27/2016 03:00PM

Results Of Nugget Detector Survey

by steve herschbach
8,892 1504/20/2016 12:02PM
Last Post by freepistol

4-12-2016 Prospecting Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,843 104/13/2016 01:16AM
Last Post by montereymacgyver

audio booster(SDC 2300)

by pax
1,746 104/10/2016 02:56PM
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mining conference in Fairbanks

by razerback408
1,602 104/04/2016 02:10PM
Last Post by razerback408

Sulphides and Gold ?s

by sepoinak
3,031 604/01/2016 11:47AM
Last Post by shadowulf

made. it to Fairbanks

by razerback408
2,813 603/29/2016 02:55PM
Last Post by razerback408

found some find gold in the class 5 gravel

by kaolinwasher
1,504 103/24/2016 08:18PM
Last Post by kaolinwasher

Is This A Gold Nugget or Gold Fire Nugget Jpeg Attachments

by Ant
4,778 903/09/2016 08:09AM
Last Post by tomtowns

keene 2 1/2

by yankee joe
1,713 103/05/2016 08:02PM
Last Post by yankee joe

Heavy water panning

by kaolinwasher
4,916 1103/04/2016 10:29AM
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About ready to go Dredgeing

by Flintstone
3,087 503/02/2016 08:04PM
Last Post by Flintstone

Gold Panning Help Needed.

by parbynat
2,432 403/02/2016 04:52AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

First time prospecting

by Waynos
4,149 803/02/2016 04:43AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

wanted gold nugget

by farmer85j
2,932 603/02/2016 03:52AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

subsurface dredge   (Pages: 1 2)

by yankee joe
10,499 2103/02/2016 03:12AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

Back pack dredge- How good?

by chasia
2,714 502/29/2016 08:36AM
Last Post by Flintstone

Finding an ancient treasure

by Last_Rebel
2,600 402/26/2016 09:04AM
Last Post by Last_Rebel

water pump URL

by yankee joe
1,308 202/25/2016 10:36AM
Last Post by Flintstone

Where to nugget shoot in casa grade area

by Steve ortega
2,131 302/23/2016 02:57PM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

tri/quad jet building

by yankee joe
1,947 302/23/2016 01:38PM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

New toys for spring Jpeg Attachments

by Waynos
2,215 302/14/2016 09:26AM
Last Post by KentK

moddified my Angus Mackirk alaskan flair with a screen Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
1,755 202/05/2016 10:26PM
Last Post by machineman

Whites MXT all PRO or Fisher F75 LTD ?????

by St Bernard
6,171 1002/03/2016 05:43PM
Last Post by Tom Slick

Gold Hog just released 2 new sluices !

by amcjavelin
1,345 101/31/2016 01:55PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

is the DP forum down ?N/T

by pax
1,201 101/29/2016 09:19PM
Last Post by pax

Setting up the F75 SE LTD for prospecting ????

by St Bernard
1,787 301/29/2016 12:37PM
Last Post by St Bernard