The Gold Rush Guys - Gold Prospecting Supplies & Metal Detectors

About Us

Gold Rush Guys® cater to both the Tenderfoot prospector as well as the old Sourdough’s. While there are many places on the internet that will sell you anything related to gold, at Gold Rush Guys® we’re real people with a real store. We can actually show you how to use the equipment too. We carry most items in stock, so you can get what you need when you need it. Gold Rush Guys is a top rated seller on Ebay, with over 5,000 transactions with a 100% rating!

Our selection may not be the largest, but it’s the best because we only carry products that we would use ourselves. Whether you’re looking for a top of the line Metal Detector at a price that won’t break your bank, or just need a few pans to introduce the kids to a new hobby, Gold Rush Guys® is for you. Give us a call today.

Brian “Charlotte49er” Herbstreit

I was 9 or 10 years old at the time. I grew up in a small southern Indiana town. A buddy and I were out riding bikes one Summer afternoon. We discovered an utility access road. On one particular hot August day, we were riding our trail and stopped by the creek to eat our lunch. The sun was high overhead and we were sweaty from the ride, so we decided to take off our sneakers and socks and wade into the creek. I had gone about 2 feet from the bank when I stepped on something sharp. After saying a word that would have gotten my mouth washed out with soap from my Mother, I reached down and picked it up.

It was a good sized rock. This was no ordinary rock though. It had GOLD in it! I held it in my hand, unable to speak, and just looked at the shiny substance in the rock. I had images of gold prospectors before me. I shouted, “I FOUND GOLD!” Turned out to be Pyrite, but that started me on a lifetime of searching for gold, artifacts, treasure and more! A few years later I met a couple of guys prospecting the Whitewater River in southern Indiana. They taught me how to look for real gold.

That lead to my first metal detector, a Heathkit in the early 70’s. I used it for everything from searching under bleachers after high school football games for coins to exploring Native American caves in Minnesota. I even learned how to scuba dive in efforts to find sunken treasure.

Let me help you in your search. Whether it’s gold prospecting, artifacts, relics or coins. Gold Rush Guys® are here to help you get excited!

On a more Business side.  I was a licensed Personal Trainer and Bodyguard.  Even though that was many years ago.  I can still teach you some things to keep you safe.  You’d be amazed what you can do with an ordinary pen!  I can show you non-lethal personal/home protection items/ideas as a result. Check us out at