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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Is Searching For Gold Cost Effective?

by berryman
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Detecting for gold

by hawgdawg
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by MassSaltH2O
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Rock busting tip

by MassSaltH2O
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by steve herschbach
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loud Mine

by pan4au
1,967 209/13/2016 01:58PM
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by Flintstone
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by amcjavelin
3,113 409/08/2016 04:10PM
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by razerback408
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Minelab X-terra Gold for prospecting ???

by St Bernard
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Large nugget found URL

by Mick H
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by teeau
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by maui454
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by yankee joe
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by blund
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by joe dirt_1
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by razerback408
2,378 307/10/2016 07:29AM
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any one have experience with the minelab eureka gold detector

by amcjavelin
3,258 506/28/2016 07:30PM
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Detector for nuggets?

by Rebel1
6,943 906/26/2016 09:00PM
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Going to be a good summer

by razerback408
3,030 305/07/2016 08:18PM
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If You Found A Gold Nugget In The Last Year, What Detector(s) Did You Find It With?

by steve herschbach
8,767 1404/27/2016 03:00PM

Results Of Nugget Detector Survey

by steve herschbach
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4-12-2016 Prospecting Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,998 104/13/2016 01:16AM
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audio booster(SDC 2300)

by pax
1,891 104/10/2016 02:56PM
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mining conference in Fairbanks

by razerback408
1,730 104/04/2016 02:10PM
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Sulphides and Gold ?s

by sepoinak
3,370 604/01/2016 11:47AM
Last Post by shadowulf

made. it to Fairbanks

by razerback408
3,145 603/29/2016 02:55PM
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found some find gold in the class 5 gravel

by kaolinwasher
1,639 103/24/2016 08:18PM
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Is This A Gold Nugget or Gold Fire Nugget Jpeg Attachments

by Ant
5,209 903/09/2016 08:09AM
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keene 2 1/2

by yankee joe
1,833 103/05/2016 08:02PM
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