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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Anyone use a 3 x 7 on a GBP?

by machineman
2,632 810/31/2015 06:55PM
Last Post by onemoreswing

Nome Alaska Mineralization ?

by reconj
1,175 210/31/2015 01:15AM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Friends at the claim and a new toy Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,398 210/28/2015 04:38PM
Last Post by tomtowns

just some panning questions?

by amcjavelin
1,644 410/19/2015 10:53PM
Last Post by machineman

Angus Mackirk alaskan flair bucket grizzly mod! Video Attachments

by amcjavelin
1,933 410/19/2015 10:08AM
Last Post by au79

the Thomas Creek gold sluice in action! Video Attachments

by amcjavelin
2,177 510/18/2015 06:59AM
Last Post by amcjavelin

FORS GOLD + COMING SOON Jpeg Attachments

by Nokta Detectors
1,699 310/15/2015 10:34AM
Last Post by Nokta Detectors

East Bay Prospectors Outing Oct 2015 Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,072 110/13/2015 11:34AM
Last Post by montereymacgyver

Bazooka Goldtrap Sniper Sluice Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
1,888 310/13/2015 11:33AM
Last Post by montereymacgyver

Gold bug pro Sensitivity question.

by machineman
2,292 510/13/2015 12:17AM
Last Post by machineman

got to use the Thomas Creek top runner 2 today

by amcjavelin
1,047 110/11/2015 05:17PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

This is one that Steve has been waiting on! :smile:

by D&P-OR
1,648 310/10/2015 02:34PM
Last Post by steve herschbach

Steve or others with experience

by Rebel1
1,733 410/08/2015 05:24PM
Last Post by Rebel1

took mike's hand trommel and added a spray bar system Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
5,983 1010/04/2015 07:24PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

WTB Thomas Creek Top Runner II stream sluice Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
2,427 409/27/2015 08:33AM
Last Post by tvanwho

videos on using jig for heavy metal

by Jim in Idaho
1,392 209/17/2015 02:05PM
Last Post by au79

I met Brett Foster!

by Pyledriver
1,459 209/11/2015 07:06AM
Last Post by doc holiday

Gold Porn Video Attachments

by montereymacgyver
3,327 209/11/2015 07:04AM
Last Post by doc holiday

Metal Detecting/Prospecting "Blankets"

by Lenmcgold
2,498 308/19/2015 05:06PM
Last Post by SirCupajo

Any minelab 7000 users .Good-bad

by Hobby
4,011 907/28/2015 02:54AM
Last Post by norvic

AMRA dredgers back on Idaho claims

by salmonriverhotrock
1,262 107/26/2015 02:50PM
Last Post by salmonriverhotrock

Gold in Alberta Canada?

by MattBullSummerville
1,268 207/25/2015 11:32AM
Last Post by Flintstone

Finding Nevada Gold With GPZ 7000 Jpeg Attachments URL

by steve herschbach
2,143 307/15/2015 09:27PM
Last Post by MattBullSummerville

Question for Steve (or anyone).....

by D&P-OR
2,189 407/04/2015 07:27AM
Last Post by D&P-OR

gettin the gold hog mini set up into a dredge! Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
6,185 1006/22/2015 07:57PM
Last Post by tvanwho

Well no gold today but some cool falls pics! Jpeg Attachments

by amcjavelin
4,611 906/09/2015 02:16PM
Last Post by amcjavelin

"Big Green Trommel"

by Lenmcgold
2,878 506/07/2015 10:20AM
Last Post by Lenmcgold

Wow ! got a Tesoro Diablo Umax .   (Pages: 1 2)

by Bobbylikesgold
20,842 2606/04/2015 06:42PM
Last Post by amberjack

Falcon MD-20 Gold Tracker

by salmonriverhotrock
7,199 705/24/2015 09:16AM
Last Post by snakejim

Steve Great Article in the current GPAA Gold Prospector

by parrott
1,758 205/14/2015 09:46AM
Last Post by steve herschbach