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.04/25/2018 04:31PM
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by razerback408
3,370 409/08/2016 03:44PM
Last Post by MassSaltH2O

Minelab X-terra Gold for prospecting ???

by St Bernard
4,221 509/08/2016 03:42PM
Last Post by MassSaltH2O

Large nugget found URL

by Mick H
2,027 309/07/2016 12:46PM
Last Post by roadapple

Alaska trip?prospector pocket gold Jpeg Attachments

by teeau
2,689 409/06/2016 02:38PM
Last Post by old lobo

T80 snorkel

by maui454
2,178 208/27/2016 03:25AM
Last Post by Tony

vortex mat

by yankee joe
2,603 308/12/2016 03:17PM
Last Post by Jason in Enid

Spectra V3i

by blund
3,829 607/25/2016 03:10PM
Last Post by blund

Gold concentrates

by joe dirt_1
1,555 207/24/2016 06:23PM
Last Post by blund


by razerback408
2,202 307/10/2016 07:29AM
Last Post by razerback408

any one have experience with the minelab eureka gold detector

by amcjavelin
3,044 506/28/2016 07:30PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

Detector for nuggets?

by Rebel1
6,410 906/26/2016 09:00PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Going to be a good summer

by razerback408
2,870 305/07/2016 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
8,243 1404/27/2016 03:00PM

Results Of Nugget Detector Survey

by steve herschbach
9,663 1504/20/2016 12:02PM
Last Post by freepistol

4-12-2016 Prospecting Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,910 104/13/2016 01:16AM
Last Post by montereymacgyver

audio booster(SDC 2300)

by pax
1,806 104/10/2016 02:56PM
Last Post by pax

mining conference in Fairbanks

by razerback408
1,651 104/04/2016 02:10PM
Last Post by razerback408

Sulphides and Gold ?s

by sepoinak
3,172 604/01/2016 11:47AM
Last Post by shadowulf

made. it to Fairbanks

by razerback408
2,947 603/29/2016 02:55PM
Last Post by razerback408

found some find gold in the class 5 gravel

by kaolinwasher
1,569 103/24/2016 08:18PM
Last Post by kaolinwasher

Is This A Gold Nugget or Gold Fire Nugget Jpeg Attachments

by Ant
4,977 903/09/2016 08:09AM
Last Post by tomtowns

keene 2 1/2

by yankee joe
1,772 103/05/2016 08:02PM
Last Post by yankee joe

Heavy water panning

by kaolinwasher
5,118 1103/04/2016 10:29AM
Last Post by kaolinwasher

About ready to go Dredgeing

by Flintstone
3,197 503/02/2016 08:04PM
Last Post by Flintstone

Gold Panning Help Needed.

by parbynat
2,532 403/02/2016 04:52AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

First time prospecting

by Waynos
4,343 803/02/2016 04:43AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

wanted gold nugget

by farmer85j
3,062 603/02/2016 03:52AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

subsurface dredge   (Pages: 1 2)

by yankee joe
11,462 2103/02/2016 03:12AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

Back pack dredge- How good?

by chasia
2,858 502/29/2016 08:36AM
Last Post by Flintstone

Finding an ancient treasure

by Last_Rebel
2,711 402/26/2016 09:04AM
Last Post by Last_Rebel