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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AnnouncementHEAD UP -- ABOUT HELP DESK - Submit again if you registered and did not get activated.01/15/2018 09:43PM
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
AnnouncementNokta Detector giveaway by Nokta is now online in the Contest Forum! Go give it a guess!!!01/16/2018 04:29PM
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AnnouncementPutting a jar of coins together now... Stay Tuned.. Picture of Egytian funerary Sarcophagas Ushabti, 1800 B.C., Luxor area. Donated by Vlad. Contest for it to follow...12/26/2016 10:26AM
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Racer Gold

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Crevice Tool

by Waynos
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which coil for MXT

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under cut riffle

by yankee joe
1,032 101/10/2016 08:46AM
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What detector for gold would be your choise?????

by St Bernard
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White Bird Idaho gold nugget theft URL

by salmonriverhotrock
1,371 112/24/2015 12:31PM
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fairbanks wear do i go to metal detect for gold

by razerback408
2,159 312/19/2015 08:06AM
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Makro Gold Racer First Look Jpeg Attachments

by steve herschbach
3,890 712/11/2015 11:24AM
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by Nokta Detectors
1,042 112/09/2015 11:03AM
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Truck Treasure Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
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Minelab Treasure Talk - Hot GPZ Settings Jpeg Attachments URL

by steve herschbach
1,157 111/18/2015 12:52PM
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Gold Hog will have a version of there own stream sluice!

by amcjavelin
1,423 311/07/2015 03:31PM
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XP Deus ?

by reconj
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Anyone use a 3 x 7 on a GBP?

by machineman
2,279 810/31/2015 06:55PM
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Nome Alaska Mineralization ?

by reconj
1,009 210/31/2015 01:15AM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Friends at the claim and a new toy Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,247 210/28/2015 04:38PM
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just some panning questions?

by amcjavelin
1,388 410/19/2015 10:53PM
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Angus Mackirk alaskan flair bucket grizzly mod! Video Attachments

by amcjavelin
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the Thomas Creek gold sluice in action! Video Attachments

by amcjavelin
1,879 510/18/2015 06:59AM
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FORS GOLD + COMING SOON Jpeg Attachments

by Nokta Detectors
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East Bay Prospectors Outing Oct 2015 Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
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Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper Sluice Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,439 310/13/2015 11:33AM
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Gold bug pro Sensitivity question.

by machineman
1,837 510/13/2015 12:17AM
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got to use the Thomas Creek top runner 2 today

by amcjavelin
925 110/11/2015 05:17PM
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This is one that Steve has been waiting on! :smile:

by D&P-OR
1,424 310/10/2015 02:34PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Steve or others with experience

by Rebel1
1,467 410/08/2015 05:24PM
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took mike's hand trommel and added a spray bar system Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
4,891 1010/04/2015 07:24PM
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by amcjavelin
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videos on using jig for heavy metal

by Jim in Idaho
1,232 209/17/2015 02:05PM
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I met Brett Foster!

by Pyledriver
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