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This section is provided for clubs and organizations related to gold mining in the United States.

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Club Directories / US

2210 SE Oak Grove Blvd.

Portland, (Oak Grove) OR  97267   USA

List of prospecting & metal detecting clubs by State.

Kellyco Metal Detector Superstore

Club Directory page

1085 Belle Avenue 

Winter Springs, Fl 32708

Metal Detectors for Hobby, Security and Professional on Sale

Metal Detecting In The USA

Metal Detecting Clubs and Other Areas of Interest by State (including Canada)

Metal detecting tips, finds, and stories about metal detecting, civil war relic hunting, and treasure hunting.

Metal Detecting Resources & Directory

Hosted by Capital Steel & Wire Inc.

Metal Detecting Clubs by State

Site also includes some great information for the metal detecting enthusiast.

Detector Electronics Corp. 

23 Turnpike Rd., 

Southborough, MA 01772 USA 

Ph: 1-800-446-0244

Join a metal detector club near you today! Learn proper metal detecting techniques, make new friends and preserve the hobby for all to enjoy. Find clubs by region; USA & Canada

The Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, Inc.

FMDAC Member Clubs

FMDAC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection for the hobby of recreational metal detecting and prospecting.

The Treasure Chronicle

Treasure hunting, metal detecting and prospecting club listing by State. 

The hobby of treasure hunting has many aspects to it, more than can be covered on any one website. This site was created for an insight into a single treasure hunters adventures. Read about some of the treasure I have found in the Treasure Log or for an in depth look into this great hobby follow some of the links on the Treasure Links page.

World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers [WWATS]

WWATS Treasure Links Clubs and Organizations

Clubs & Organizations / U.S. National

Federation of Metal Detectors & Archeological Clubs, Inc. (FMDAC)

Duane Biller (President)

Contact: Jill McFeeder


Clubs & Organizations / U.S. State


Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Association

35 Ryan Circle

Odenville, AL 35120 USA

Contact: Joe Box (President)




Alaska Treasure Seekers Society

Facebook Page

Alaska Treasure Seekers

4311 N Dartmoor St

Wasilla, Alaska, 99654  USA


Arizona Treasures Unlimited, Inc.

P.O. Box 25773

Tempe, AZ 85285-5773 USA


Meetings: The ATU meets on the third Monday of the month (holidays included) @ 7:00 pm. @ the Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum, 1502 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona.

Detectors Unlimited Inc.

13630 E Garigans Gulch

Vail, Arizona 85641 USA

Ph: 1-520-429-5969

We meet at 6:30 pm, every 4th Wednesday of each month (Except December) at the Crescent Manor Club House at 1150 W Prince Road in Tucson.

Detectors Unlimited, Inc., a metal detecting club, promotes the safe and lawful recovery of lost and abandoned objects through the process of research, education and the distribution of information.

Our programs focus on coin, relic, and artifact hunting along with gold prospecting, meteorite hunting and stories of lost treasures (especially those related to southern Arizona).  We have an outing the weekend after each monthly meeting (which may be rescheduled if it conflicts with a major


Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club, Inc.

c/o Irwin Lee

PO Box 2626

Quartzsite, AZ 85346 USA

Superstition West Treasure Hunters

Apache Junction, AZ USA

Contact: John Schaefer (Club President)


Meets in Apache Junction on the first Tuesday of the month at the Elk's Lodge, 2455 E. Highway 88 & Lost Dutchman at 7:00 pm.



Antelope Valley Treasure Hunters Society

Facebook page

PO Box 4718

Lancaster, CA 93539 USA

Contact: Rick or Vickie Wyatt



Meetings: Held the first Monday of each month (except holidays) at 42524 23rd. Street West, Lancaster Ca., 7:00 pm.

Bay Area Searchers

Facebook page

San Bruno, CA USA

Joy Walding (secretary)


Contact: Alan Chun

E-Mail: unavailable

Central Coast Treasure Hunters Association

PO Box 13405

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406 USA


Meetings: at 7 PM on the fourth Thursday of each month (except Nov. & Dec.) at the Animal Care Clinic, 162 Cross Street, San Luis Obispo (Corner of Tank Farm & Long Street; one block east of Higuera) Use the entrance near the corner on Long at Tank Farm Street.  Everyone is welcome to attend Wednesday of each month. The meetings start at 7:00 pm in the County School Offices located on Highway 1, across from Cuesta College.

CCTHA was started in 1984 by a group of metal detector enthusiasts. Our Club, from this humble start, has continued to grow. We have numerous Club sponsored functions throughout the year.

Coinshooters Clique of San Diego

4202 Newport Ave.

San Diego, CA 92107 USA

Contact: Ken Nikodym


Coinshooters of San Diego 

Facebook page

7770 Regents Road

Box 113-525

San Diego, CA 92122  USA

Meetings: is held on the fourth Friday of the month at 6:30 PM. (Except for the months of November and December). The meeting is held at the San Diego County Office of Education, Room 403, 6401 Linda Vista Road in San Diego.

The Coinshooters of San Diego was founded in 1974 and is one of the oldest Treasure Hunting clubs in the country. The Coinshooters of San Diego is a non-profit organization that belongs to, and supports, regional and national treasure hunting organizations. The Club participates in regional treasure hunting shows and competitions.

Gold Coast Treasure Hunters

Facebook page

Simi Valley CA

Contact: Steve


Meetings: We meet once a month on the third Thursday of each month at 7 pm @ the Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley, CA.

Gold Country Treasure Seekers

Facebook page

Placerville, CA USA

Mail: GCTS

PO BOX 602

El Dorado, CA 95623 USA


Meetings: 7:00 P.M. Third Monday of every month (except December), Placerville Veteran's Hall, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville, CA 95667.

If you are interested in metal detecting, gold panning, gold extraction, recreational prospecting and being among friendly people who have the same passion, please join us. Visitors are always welcome!

Mendocino Lost and Found

Mendocino County's Metal Detecting Club

PO Box 1366

Ukiah, CA 95482 USA


Mid-Valley Treasure Hunters Inc.

Facebook page

Modesto, CA USA


Modern Gold Miner & Treasure Hunter's Association

PO Box 47

Happy Camp, CA 96039 USA

Mount Diablo Metal Detectors Club

1331 Concord Ave.

Concord, CA 94520 USA

Meetings: The MDMDC will meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm at the Water  District Building in Concord, CA

Riverside Treasure Hunter's Club [RTHCLUB]

Facebook page

P.O.Box 647

Riverside, CA 92502-0647 USA


Check with our web site for our next meeting date and location.

Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs (SVDB)

Sacramento, CA USA


Meetings: are currently held in the North County Corporate Yard (Formerly SMUD Building) 5026 Don Julio Blvd. North Highlands, CA at the corner of Elkhorn Blvd and Don Julio Blvd.

West Coast Prospectors & Treasure Hunters


Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm at the Woman’s Civic Club-Garden Grove at 9501 Chapman Ave in Garden Grove, California.

Our club is an active group of treasure hunters who love the hobby and enjoy spending time outdoors with our friends. Our main activity is metal detecting.


Eureka! Treasure Hunters Club

PO Box 101385

Denver, CO 80250-1385 USA

Ph: 1-303-595-5448


Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, Clements Community Center, Columbine Room - located on second floor @ 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO.

Rocky Mountain Prospectors and Treasure Hunters Club

P.O. Box 1863

Fort Collins, CO 80527-1863 USA

Contact: Paul Lange

Ph: 1-970-663-5776


Meetings: held on first Wednesday each month at 7:00 pm at the Mountain Range Shadows Clubhouse, located within the Mountain Range Shadows development on the SW Frontage Road of Interstate 25 between Fort Collins and Loveland, Colorado.


Nutmeg Treasure Hunters

First Congregational Church

28 Church Street

North Haven , CT 06473 USA


Meeting: 2nd Tuesday of each month, with the exception of June , July and August when we meet on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the North Haven Congregational Church located at 28 Church Street across from the town green.

Yankee Territory Coinshooters

P.O. Box 1811

Hartford,CT.06144  USA



First State Treasure Hunters Club

Newark, DE  USA


Central Florida Metal Detecting Club

Facebook page

Meetings: The Central Florida Metal Detecting Club

meets Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Community United 

Methodist Church  41 W Highbanks Rd, DeBary, FL .  

D&F Coinshooters & Historical Club

Dig & Find Coinshooters & Historical Club

Daytona Beach, FL USA

Ph: 1-386-441-3387


Gold Coast Treasure Club 

5566 Ainsley Court

Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Contact: Jan Smirnow (Secretary)

Ph: 1-561-376-6211 (Cell )


Meetings: The club has monthly meetings with speakers and programs. Members also bring their monthly finds for display. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM, January-November. The meetings are located at the West Palm Beach Science Museum in Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida

Besides the meetings the club also has monthly hunts. Some hunts are planted and other hunts are held on private sites where permission has been granted to hunt. Some private sites have been campgrounds, fairgrounds, race tracks, etc. Also the club has a holiday party in December and picnics throughout the year.

Pensacola Historical & Treasure Hunters Association

Facebook page

914 N. "63rd" Ave.

Pensacola, FL 32506 USA

Contact: Rosemary Sanders


South Florida Treasure Hunters Club

Contact: Steve Hamedl (President)


Meetings are held the first Monday of each month 7 pm. The Monday meeting that falls on a holiday will be held the second Monday of the month. David Park, Community Center, 108 North, 33 Court, Hollywood, Fl 33020.

Suncoast Research and Recovery Club (SRARC)

6476 Fairway View Blvd

St. Petersburg, Florida 33707  USA


"Dedicated to Preserving Florida's History"

Meetings: Held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of every month. No meeting is held in the month of December.

Member: The Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs, The South Eastern States Chapter of the FMDAC.

Treasure Coast Archaeological Society 

Facebook page

PO BOX 780768

Sebastian, Florida 32978

Meetings: first Wednesday of every month from 7:30-9:30pm at the American Legion Hall, 807 Louisiana Ave, Sebastian, FL 32958.

The Treasure Coast Archeological Society is a non-profit 

organization of Metal Detectorist.

West State Archaeological Society Inc.  (W.S.A.S.)

Facebook page


Meeting: We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Forest Hills Recreation Center in Tampa.


Coastal Empire History Hunters Association [CEHHA]

PO Box 865

Ellabell  Ga 31308  USA


Meet once a month at the Shoneys Restaurant at I-95 & Hwy 204 in Historical Savannah Georgia at 7:30 PM every 4th Thursday.

We are a group of people who love history and enjoy sharing the hobby of metal detecting, relic recovery and preservation.

Georgia Treasure Seekers

c/o Tom Olley

1731 Cunningham Rd.

Marietta, GA 30060 USA

North Georgia Relic Hunters Association [NGRHA]

PO Box 503

Marietta, GA 30061 USA

Meetings: First and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Cobb County FOP Lodge, 2350 Austell Road, Marietta, GA

Stone Mountain Treasure Hunters

Stone Mountain, GA USA

Contact: Mel Parker

Ph: 1-678-428-3557


Meetings: Held in Duluth, GA


Boise Basin Search and Recovery Club [BBSRC]


C/O Ron Strolberg  

11735 Camas Street

Boise, Idaho 83709  USA


Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunter’s Club, Inc.

Facebook page

Contact: Jennifer Becker [Admin]

Midwest Historical Research Society

Facebook page

Bensenville, IL USA


Will County Historical Research and Recovery Association

2625 Ingalls Ave.

Joliet, IL 60435 USA

E-Mail: or

Meeting at 7:00 pm on the 4th Tuesday of every Month at the American Legion Hall, located at 2625 Ingalls Ave. Joliet IL.



266 W. Commercial

Lowell, Indiana 46356 USA

Contact: Ed Schuhrke


Meetings: the third Wednesday of each month at the Munster public library

Hoosier Hills Treasure Hunters Club

3137 West State Road 58

Seymour, In 47274  USA


Miami Valley Coin & Relic Hunters Club

Facebook page

11321 Aboite Center Road (512.20 mi)

Fort Wayne, IN 46814  USA



Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunter’s Club, Inc.

Facebook page

Contact: Jennifer Becker [Admin]


Mid-America Treasure Hunter’s Club

Facebook page

Ph: 1-620-204-0775

Mid-Western Artifact Society

c/o Don Vickers

305 S. Lindenwood Dr

Olathe, KS 66062 USA

Contact: Don Vickers (Webmaster)


Meetings: held on the third Sunday of each month.

Mo-Kan Search and Recovery

Basehor, KS USA

Contact: Harvey McDaniel (Webmaster)

E-Mail: questions@

Meetings, Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month at 7:30 pm @ First Bank of Missouri, 5959 NE Antioch Rd. Gladstone, MO.


Northern KY Treasure Hunting Club

Florence, KY USA


Meets:on the last Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Boone County High School Media Center on Burlington Pike in Florence.



Eastern Shore Treasure Club

Facebook page


Maryland Artifact Recovery Society (M.A.R.S.) 

Contact: Jerry Mason (President)

Phone: 1-410-658-6294 or 1-410-299-1715


Contact: Lance Griffin (VP)

Phone: 1-410-360-4583


Meetings: Held the fourth Wednesday of the month at the St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 118 Marydel Road, Linthicum Heights, MD, (Anne Arundel Country) starting at 7:30 pm. Take Exit 6 off Baltimore Beltway 695, (outer loop between 295 and 97), South on Camp Meade Rd., Right on Maple Ave., Right on Sweetser Rd., Right on Marydel Rd to church.

Maryland Freestate Treasure Club

Contact: Gary Pennington (Club President)

Ph: 1-410-440-2881


Meetings: Last Tuesday of every month, 7pm at Victory Villa Community Center, 404 Compass Rd., Baltimore, Maryland 21220

Monthly contest for best finds, recover lost items, treasure hunts, relic hunts, and park hunts. Snacks at every meeting!

Guests, beginners, and experienced detectorists welcome.


Gateway Treasure Hunters (GTHC)

3161 Cranberry Hwy.

East Wareham, MA 02538 USA

Contact: Ron S. (Club President)


Meetings: held on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. held in the church hall at Wesley United Methodist Church, 462 Main Street, Wareham, MA.

Massachusetts TH'ing Association (MTHA)

Newton Highlands, Mass USA


Next Meeting: will be Friday June 15th at the The Women's Club Workshop  located at 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M   Meeting begins at 8:00 P.M. 


Michigan Treasure Hunters

P.O. BOX 510237

Livonia, MI 48151-6237 USA


MTH meets the 4th Tuesday of each month February though November at Faith Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m.

Southeastern Michigan Seek & Search Club

Contact: Mike Walker [President]


Meetings: The Southwest Michigan seek and Search Club members meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7PM at the Plainwell Community Center Visitors are always welcome.

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