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Minelab is delighted to welcome Steve Herschbach as the newest member of our expert Treasure Talk team!
Steve got his first metal detector in 1972 and has been metal detecting ever since. Steve and a friend started a mining supply business while in high school that turned into one of the largest in the country. They sold the business to their employees in 2010 and since then Steve has been a full-time prospector, writer, and metal detecting consultant. He also enjoys building websites and puts a lot of effort into www.detectorprospector.com as a resource for prospectors.
Here there is a great amount of information freely available to help both beginners and experienced prospectors choose the right detector for their needs, such as Steve's Guide to Metal Detecting for Gold Nuggets and Steve's Guide to Differences of Minelab SD, GP, & GPX.
Steve is from Alaska and spent his life there prospecting and developing mining claims as a successful side business. His passion for metal detecting also lead to travels to the Lower 48, Australia, and the UK on various adventures. The long Alaskan winters interfered too much with Steve doing what he desired and in 2013 he moved to Reno, Nevada. Now the prospecting never stops!
Steve would be the first to admit his interest in metal detecting borders on obsession. He enjoys all metal detecting whether it is nugget detecting, or jewelry, coin, relic, or meteorite hunting. He relies on a wide range of detectors with an emphasis on high performance and cutting edge technology. Steve says he “steers clear of brand name preferences” due to his desire to use whatever works. Two detectors that work best for him currently are the Minelab GPX 5000 and CTX 3030, but he has used many other Minelab models over the years.
I look forward to reading about Steve’s experiences, starting with our new SDC 2300 coming soon!
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