About Us

A&B has a history of providing equipment supplies and service to the recreational and professional miner since 1979. Started by Frank Lynn in Apache Junction, AZ, he moved the store to the current location in Mesa, in 1981. Wally DeShon acquired A&B from Frank in 1992 and established a catalog and a respected reputation that was known by most prospectors around the United States. Ryan DeShon bought the business from his dad in 2005, and continues to work to provide the excellent service and courteous reputation that has been expected and received from A&B in the past.

We are transitioning the catalog, which covers all of our lines and products, into the website age. Our goal will be to have an entire stock of product ready to ship.  Concerning online ordering, we know that not everything can be figured out by watching a YouTube video or looking at pictures. So, feel free to give us a call at (480) 832-4524 if you have questions before you order.  Or if you need something that you don't see on the website, we probably carry it or can get it for you quickly, or we have no problem telling you where to find it.  We've always been happy to talk, consult, and make recommendation over the phone to (480) 832-4524.

WE HAVE A FLAT RATE SHIPPING CHARGE, though some other fees may apply (oversized, special packaging, etc.).

On order of ....





Over $500...................FREE

However, if you desire a more personal touch or want to twist our arm for an exact amount on shipping, call us at (480)832-4524 

Prices are subject to change, and we will try to make you aware of any changes that would affect your order. 

Our return policies are simple.  All returns must be pre-approved in order to receive a credit.  A&B has the right to enforce restocking fees of unused equipment of 15%.  Chemicals can not be returned. 


As always we'd like to get to know you better and in person if you are in Arizona.  Stop by one of the stores and see what makes A&B the southwest's largest Prospecting Store.  In Mesa, we are open Monday-Saturday 9am to 5pm MST. During the summer we close Mondays.  We're located in Mesa at 3929 E. Main St. #32, Mesa, AZ  85205 between the 202 & 60 on Main St, 3 blocks east of Val Vista.  Our second location in Prescott Valley, Arizona is open Wednesday-Saturday 9am to 5pm MST.  The Prescott Valley store is located at 8508 E. Hwy 69 Prescott Valley, AZ 86314, on the north side of 69 east of Navajo on Frontage. 

Happy Prospecting, Ryan, Jocelyn, and the Guys.

Mesa (480) 832-4524

Prescott Valley (928) 772-4319



Feel free to call us for information or to order by phone: Visa, MC, Discover or Order by Mail: Money order or check. We try to ship same day on credit card orders and same week on check orders.