Gold in Alaska! Thousands have spent their lives searching for the elusive
metal in the Great State. My name is Steve Herschbach. I am fortunate indeed
to have been born in Alaska, and to have been introduced to gold mining at an
early age by my father, Bud Herschbach. Prospecting has taken me far and wide
across Alaska and to this day I am still actively involved in the search for
gold and other minerals. Most of my spare time in the summer is spent gold dredging,
metal detecting, and prospecting. While the extra income is nice, it is the
search itself that keeps me going... the adventure of prospecting in Alaska!
I plan to update this page after each outing I make in the future, and I
will also backtrack and document some of my earlier mining adventures. I
hope to give you an idea of what can be done by one person with relatively inexpensive
equipment. Keep in mind I have been doing this most of my life as a professional,
and that I am familiar with the areas I am working. I don't want to imply you
can just jump right in and have the same results I have. On the other hand,
if one works at it, the rewards of gold mining can be immense. I'm not talking
about just the gold, but the sheer fun and adventure of the search! So here
we go, with the successes, and occasional failures, of a prospector from Alaska.
The reuse of these stories and images is strictly protected under
the copyright laws.You may not do so without my express permission.
Image reuse on other websites will normally only require a credit and a link
back to this page... but only if I am notified in advance for permission.
This Journal is dedicated to my lovely wife for encouraging and supporting
my adventures, and to my father for getting me started on the search for gold.
~ Steve Herschbach