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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Heavy water panning

by kaolinwasher
5,394 1103/04/2016 10:29AM
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About ready to go Dredgeing

by Flintstone
3,372 503/02/2016 08:04PM
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Gold Panning Help Needed.

by parbynat
2,705 403/02/2016 04:52AM
Last Post by BillNEWAST

First time prospecting

by Waynos
4,631 803/02/2016 04:43AM
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wanted gold nugget

by farmer85j
3,296 603/02/2016 03:52AM
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subsurface dredge   (Pages: 1 2)

by yankee joe
12,880 2103/02/2016 03:12AM
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Back pack dredge- How good?

by chasia
3,062 502/29/2016 08:36AM
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Finding an ancient treasure

by Last_Rebel
2,894 402/26/2016 09:04AM
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water pump URL

by yankee joe
1,463 202/25/2016 10:36AM
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Where to nugget shoot in casa grade area

by Steve ortega
2,308 302/23/2016 02:57PM
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tri/quad jet building

by yankee joe
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by Waynos
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moddified my Angus Mackirk alaskan flair with a screen Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
1,983 202/05/2016 10:26PM
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Whites MXT all PRO or Fisher F75 LTD ?????

by St Bernard
8,069 1002/03/2016 05:43PM
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Gold Hog just released 2 new sluices !

by amcjavelin
1,518 101/31/2016 01:55PM
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is the DP forum down ?N/T

by pax
1,314 101/29/2016 09:19PM
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Setting up the F75 SE LTD for prospecting ????

by St Bernard
2,180 301/29/2016 12:37PM
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Racer Gold

by berryman
5,178 1001/26/2016 08:34AM
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Crevice Tool

by Waynos
1,282 101/16/2016 06:13AM
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which coil for MXT

by artifactjack
2,187 401/11/2016 11:14AM
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under cut riffle

by yankee joe
1,158 101/10/2016 08:46AM
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What detector for gold would be your choise?????

by St Bernard
2,458 412/30/2015 03:49PM
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White Bird Idaho gold nugget theft URL

by salmonriverhotrock
1,558 112/24/2015 12:31PM
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fairbanks wear do i go to metal detect for gold

by razerback408
2,353 312/19/2015 08:06AM
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Makro Gold Racer First Look Jpeg Attachments

by steve herschbach
4,685 712/11/2015 11:24AM
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by Nokta Detectors
1,166 112/09/2015 11:03AM
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Truck Treasure Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,378 112/05/2015 08:03PM
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Minelab Treasure Talk - Hot GPZ Settings Jpeg Attachments URL

by steve herschbach
1,318 111/18/2015 12:52PM
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Gold Hog will have a version of there own stream sluice!

by amcjavelin
1,633 311/07/2015 03:31PM
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XP Deus ?

by reconj
2,612 611/01/2015 03:10PM
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