Metal Detecting Clubs in the United States of America


Search our complete listing of metal detector clubs by state, and find a local metal detecting clubs near you. I have tried to compile a full listing of every metal detecting club in the United States. If there are any errors in this list or you would like to add your club to our list place contact me and I will add your club. ( freebird1463 at gmail )

United States Metal Detecting Organizations

American Metal Detecting Association Online

They were/are located in California but this website/association seems to be now defunct.

Federation of Metal Detector and Archaeological ClubsOpens in a new tab.

The FMDAC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the hobby of recreational metal detecting and prospecting. The FMDAC’s Purpose is to unite, promote, and encourage the establishment of metal detecting clubs. To preserve the sport/hobby of recreational metal detecting and prospecting.

National Metal Detecting League

Their website seems to be gone. They are/were located in Connecticut. They provide a multi-day hunt every year normally in the month of October. It is called the CASH BASH.

US Artifacts Recovery AssociationOpens in a new tab.

Using our special talents of metal detecting and other such apparatus, on the historical times of the Revolutionary War era through the Civil War era, and beyond, we will assist all levels of government agencies, corporate landholders, individual landholders, preservation societies, and archeological groups under their direct or indirect supervision of the property or land-holder.

World Wide Association of Treasure SeekersOpens in a new tab.

The Focus of WWATS is to be an information center, providing special training as necessary to understand our relationships with, and to openly approach, our government agencies, seeking ways our hobby can co-exist within the rules and regulations used to govern public lands today. WWATS shall be a proactive organization, not a reactive one.

Metal Detecting Clubs Listed by State

Alabama

  • Cullman, AL – DRRT, Dixieland Research and Recovery Team, Cullman, AL Tim Cummings, Email: awards@hiwaay.net or uniformcenter@bellsouth.net Cell: 256-962-1577
  • Gadsden, AL – Southeast Treasure Hunters ClubOpens in a new tab., Gadsden, AL
  • Mobile, AL – South Alabama Historical Research & Recovery Assn
  • New Market, AL – Rocket City Relic Hunters, New Market, AL 256-379-3488 Contact: Rodney Powell
  • Odenville, AL – Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters AssociationOpens in a new tab., Odenville, AL 35120
  • Pratt, AL – Central Alabama Artifacts Society, Pratt, AL 205-365-1115
  • Alabama Gold CampOpens in a new tab.

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

  • Genoa, AR – Tri-States Historical Recovery Club Ed Garner, P.O. Box 8 Genoa, AR 71840 870-774-1230 Edstreasure@aol.com
  • Hot Springs, AR – Central Arkansas Treasure Seekers
  • Siloam Springs AR – Arkoma Coin and Relic Club of Siloam Springs AR 72761
  • Ward, AR – Arkansas Treasure Hunters Club, Ward, AR 72176

California

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Adventure League, Contact: Bob DeWitt, PO Box 7033. Colorado Springs, CO 80933 719-473-0330 ppal@dewittenterprises.com
  • Denver, CO – Eureka Treasure Hunters Club Denver, CO
  • Durango, CO – Durango Diggers Club (Website offline as of 2009)
  • Golden, CO – Foothills Prospectors Club (Website offline as of 2017)
  • Loveland, CO – Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • Loveland, CO – Rocky Mountain Prospectors & Treasure Hunters Club (Facebook)Opens in a new tab.
  • Montrose, CO – Uncompahgre Treasure Club. Phone number: 970-249-3156 Address: P.O. Box 927. Montrose, Co 81402

Connecticut

Delaware

  • Blades, DE – Team Delaware, Tex Kinsey, 15 East Fourth St Blades, DE 19973, texkinsey@aol.com
  • Frankford, DE – Mason Dixon Treasure Club Barry Betts Rt. 1 Box 83 Frankford, DE 19945
  • Newark, DE – First State Search & Recovery Club Newark, DE 302-738-5277

Florida

  • Bradenton, FL – Manatee Search & Recovery Club, Gary Miller, 649 Cortez Rd W Bradenton, FL 34207
  • Chuluota, FL – Florida Marine Historical and Archeological Society Chuluota FL 32766 ronwag1@msn.com or Steve Davenport, PO Box 991, Maitland, FL 32751
  • Dania, FL – South Florida Treasure Hunters ClubOpens in a new tab., Michael Bethan, PO Box 263 Dania, FL 33004
  • Fort Meyers, FL – Southwest Florida Treasure Hunter’s Association, N. Fort Meyers, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL – Historical Recovery Association of North Florida (Website offline as of 2017)
  • Lakeland, FL – Imperial Treasure Hunter, Andrew Johnson, 1903 Clubhouse Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813
  • Lake Placid, FL – Highlands Hunters Metal Detecting Club, Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, Florida 3852, 863-699-3705. In the large meeting room, the second Tuesday of each month, from 1:00-2:30. Free mini-hunt for coins, door prizes. Bring detector and pinpointer, if you have one, (not required). Monthly hunts. Contact Chris at 410-900-8217.
  • Lake Worth, FL – Gold Coast Treasure ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • Largo, FL – Suncoast Research & Recovery Club, Largo, FL www.srarc.com email: contact@srarc.com Contact: Wally Swartz
  • Miami, FL – Treasure Trove Chapter, Alan Davis, PO Box 835161, Miami, FL 33283, 305-562-0137
  • Morriston, Fl – Mid Florida Historical Research & Recovery Association Morriston, Fl 32668 (Website offline as of 2017)
  • Naples, FL – Tropic Treasure Hunters & Recovery Club
  • New Port Richey, FL – Weeki Wachee Metal Detecting Club, Donald, Margaret & Erik Bing, 3537 Glenburn Ct. New Port Richey, FL 34655 rpdilley@earthlink.net
  • Ormond Beach, FL – Dig & Find Coinshooters and Historical Club, Mark Estes, 1186 Oceanshore Blvd., # 157 Ormond Bch., FL 32176
  • Palm City, FL – Treasure Coast Metal Detecting Club, Scott Hewitt, 3043 SW Summer Ave. Palm City, FL 34990 561-286-9412
  • Panama City, FL – Panhandle Research And Recovery, Jay Easkold, P.O. Box 15384 Panama City, FL 32406
  • Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Historical & Treasure Hunters Association, Rosemary Sanders 914 N. 63rd Ave. Pensacola, FL 32506 904-456-6182
  • Sanford, FL – Central Florida Metal Detecting ClubOpens in a new tab. Sanford, FL
  • Sebastian, FL – Treasure Coast Archaeological Society SebastianOpens in a new tab., FL
  • Tampa Club West State Arch. Soc. Philip Myers contact: philip@myersdepot.com
  • Tampa Bay – Suncoast Research & Recovery ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • Tarpon Springs, FL – Cachehunters999 George Kotsidis, P.O. 267. Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 727-944-2206
  • West Palm Beach, FL – Gold Coast Treasure ClubOpens in a new tab. – Frank Nash
  • Historical Recovery Association of North FloridaOpens in a new tab.
  • Ocala Metal Detecting Club
  • Tampa Bay Fossil ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • The Villages Treasure Hunters ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • West State Archeological Society Inc.Opens in a new tab.

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

  • Beecher IL – Will County Historical Research and Recovery AssocOpens in a new tab.. Beecher IL 60401
  • Bloomington, IL – McLean County Nuggettiers Metal Detecting Club, Kathy Meeks 309-662-9578 Bloomington, IL 61704 roberte.meeks@verizon.net
  • Carbondale, IL – Southern Illinois Treasure Hunters, Carbondale, IL, Bruce Rowland (Pres) camb63@yahoo.com
  • Champaign IL – Sage City Relic HuntersOpens in a new tab. Champaign IL 61821
  • Chicago, IL – Chicagoland Searchers, Sara Seibs, 6355 S. Long Ave. Chicago, IL 60638
  • Chicago IL – Hidden History League (School club) Chicago IL 60632
  • Chicago IL – Midwest Historical Research Society Chicago IL
  • Crystal Lake IL – Great Lakes Historical Recovery Crystal Lake IL 60014
  • Davenport, IA – Illinois and Iowa Treasure Hunters Club, Davenport, IA 52806
  • Lynn Center, IL – Great American Treasure Hunting Association, 1477 337th Street, Lynn Center, IL 61262 Dan Breitenstein, President luckydan@luckydan.com
  • Princeville IL – Peoria Area Treasure Hunters Princeville IL 61559 wizard@mchsi.com
  • Vernon Hills, IL – Lake County Historical Research & Recovery, Jim Curren, 214 Bryand Place Vernon Hills, IL 60061 jimboc@aol.com
  • Springfield, IL – Land of Lincoln Metal Detectors Club, Charles Terry, 325 S. Glenwood Springfield, IL 62704
  • Springfield/Woodbridge, IL – Springfield/Woodbridge Detectors Club, John Underwood 703-670-2207 jund@erols.com
  • East Central Indiana Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab.
  • Illinois Valley Historical Research & Recovery AssociationOpens in a new tab.

Indiana

  • Brownsburg, IN – Central Indiana Club (new) Lee Service, P.O. Box 22 Brownsburg, IN 46112
  • Clinton, IN – Wabash Valley Treasure Hunters Leonard Sappington, 205 South Shew Street Clinton, IN 47842 765-832-1003. Lenopam@bigfoot.com
  • Evansville, IN – Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters, John Claspell-President 2002, 1600 Monroe Ave. Evansville, In 47714 812-473-4392
  • Ft. Wayne, IN – Miami Valley Coin and Relic Hunters Club, Jerry Raney, 1306 Boone St. Ft. Wayne, IN 46808
  • Georgetown, IN – Down ‘n Dirty Diggers Georgetown, IN 47122 (Website offline as of 2012)
  • Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Exploration and Recovery (HEAR) Indianapolis (Website offline as of 2019)
  • Jasonville, IN – Indiana Detectorists, Joe Harbaugh, 12554 S. St. Rd. 159 Jasonville, In 47438 812-665-9298
  • Lowell, IN – DUH-TEKTORS of NW Indiana Lowell, IN 46356 (Website offline as of 2012)
  • Princeton, IN – Three Rivers Research & Recovery, David Perry, 603 W State St Princeton, IN 47670
  • Seymour, IN – Hoosier Hills Treasure Hunters, Seymour, IN 47274 (Website offline as of 2020)
  • Webster, IN – Northern Indiana Research & Recovery Society, Webster, IN 46555 219-834-5953 (Website offline as of 2012)
  • Vincennes, IN – Wabash River Treasure Diggers, Chris Haynes, 922 n. 11th St. Vincennes, IN 47591 812-886-1559
  • East Central Indiana Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab.
  • Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc.Opens in a new tab.

Iowa

  • Davenport, IA – Illinois and Iowa Treasure Hunters Club, Davenport, IA 52806
  • Marion IA – Cedar Valley Research & Recovery Marion IA 52302 (Website offline as of 2019)
  • Jesup, IA – Midwest Prairie Research & Recovery Team, Jim Hertzberg, 13300 Indian Creek Rd. Jesup, IA 50648
  • Iowa GPAA ChapterOpens in a new tab.

Kansas

  • Dodge City, KS – Treasure Hunters of Dodge City, Terry Adams, 612 8th Ave Dodge City, KS 67801 620-430-5421
  • Hutchinson, KS – Mid America Treasure Hunters, 3908 W9 Hutchinson, KS 67501 Linda Shook, Secretary jamestownley@hotmail.com jhovus@kscable.com
  • Leavenworth, KS – Heartland Artifact Recovery & Preservation Society, 709 Walnut Leavenworth, KS 66048 T. Reid Marcum, President treidm1@aol.com markoman77@sbcglobal.net
  • Olathe KS – Mid-Western Artifact Society, Inc. Olathe KS 66062
  • Topeka, KS – Topeka Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab.
  • Wichita, KS – Wheat State Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab.

Kentucky

  • Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Artifact Recovery and Preservation Society, Dave Shuffett, 2105 Crystal Creek Dr. Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Independence, KY – Northern Kentucky Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab. Independence, KY 41051
  • Louisville, KY – Blue Grass Relic Recovery Louisville, KY 40272 bgrelicrecovery@yahoo.com
  • Marion, KY – Tri-State Treasure Hunters Attn: Rick, 229 West Depot St. Marion, KY 42064 270-965-2713
  • Paducah, KY – West Kentucky Treasure Preservation SocietyOpens in a new tab. (WKTPS), 4860 Old Mayfield Rd. Paducah, Kentucky 42003

Louisiana

  • Athens, LA – Louisiana Past-finders, Chris Sherrill, 618 Sherrill Rd Athens, LA 71003 318-258-6455
  • Denham Springs, LA – Red Stick Raiders, Jamie Thoms, 32041 Linder Rd #5 Denham Springs, LA 70726 225-664-5714
  • Hammin, LA – Pelican Relic & Recovery Association, Tony Costanza, 148 Monistern Hammin, LA 70403 504-261-6261
  • Hammond, LA – Raiders of the Lost World, Marlin L. Walden, 909 S. Holly St. Hammond, LA 70403 504-902-8404
  • Keithville, LA – ACTS (Association of Christian Treasure Searchers) Jimmy McWilliams, 5699 Colquitt Road Keithville, LA 71047
  • Waskom, TX – Northwest Louisiana Treasure Hunters Association, Ken Mathews, 1367 American Plant Rd. Waskom, TX 75692 903-687-2777 kenw@prysm.net

Maine

  • Bangor, ME – Bangor coin shooters, Neal Finson Road Bangor, ME 04401 vickiecurrie@msn.com
  • Metal Detecting MaineOpens in a new tab.

Maryland

Massachusetts

  • Boylston, MA – Colonial Treasure Hunters Assoc. Serge Botsaris, P.O. Box 1085 Boylston, MA 01505
  • Fitchburg, MA – Massachusetts Organization for Research & Recovery, Fitchburg, Ma Kenneth Maston, 396 Fifth Mass Pike Fitchburg, Ma 01420 978-345-4153 (Website offline as of 2017)
  • South Yarmouth MA – Gateway Treasure Hunters Club South Yarmouth MA 02664
  • Watertown, MA – Massachusetts Treasure Hunting AssociationOpens in a new tab., Watertown, MA 02471
  • Silver City Treasure SeekersOpens in a new tab.

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – Gopher State Treasure Hunters Minneapolis/St. Paul area
  • Rochester MN – Zumbro Valley Treasure Hunters Rochester MN 55903

Mississippi

  • Booneville MS – Tri-State Coin & Relic Hunter’s Club Booneville MS 38829

Missouri

  • Florissant MO – Midwest Coinshooters and Historical Club Florissant MO 63033 (Website offline as of 2007)
  • Independence MO – Three Trails Historical Search Team Independence MO 64050
  • North Kansas City, MO – MoKan Search and Recovery, North Kansas City, MO
  • St. Louis, MO – Gateway Metal Detecting ClubOpens in a new tab., St. Louis, MO 63129
  • Springfield, MO – Springfield Detectors Club
  • Springfield MO – 417 Relic Hunters in Springfield MO
  • Midwest Coin ShootersOpens in a new tab.
  • Midwest Coin and Relic HuntersOpens in a new tab.

Montana

  • Helena, MT Montana Treasure Seekers, Mark Mcclung, 9 N Davis Helena, MT 59601 406-449-7446
  • Lincoln, MT – Blackfoot River Chapter G.P.A.A., Richard Richmond, P.O. BOX 733 Lincoln, MT 59639 406-362-4443
  • Manhattan, MT – Headwaters Chapter of GPAA, Steve Kuchinsky, PO Box 11 Manhattan, Montana 59741

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Treasure Hunters Association
  • Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Metal Detector Association
  • Belen, NM – Valencia County Metal Detector Club, Carlos Herrera, 1617 Ben San Ave. Belen, NM 87002 505-864-9128
  • Farmington, NM – Four Corners Treasure Seekers, Dave Stewart, 608 E. 37th Farmington, NM 87401
  • Rio Rancho, NM – Albuquerque N.M Treasure Club, Gary W. Jones, 1780 Black River Dr. Rio Rancho, NM 87124
  • Silver City, NM – Gold Prospectors of NM, Alexander, PO Box 1493 Silver City, NM 88062 505-534-4118 Ext. 5
  • Gold Prospectors of New MexicoOpens in a new tab.
  • New Mexico Treasure Hunters AssociationOpens in a new tab.

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Goose Creek SC – Carolina Coin & Relic Association
  • Greenville SC – South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association
  • Rock Hill SC – SC Metal Detector and Relic Association
  • Summerville SC – Low Country Metal Detecting Club

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

  • Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Prospectors & Treasure Hunters AssociationOpens in a new tab.
  • Amarillo, TX – High Plains Diggers, Toby Shedd, 1512 Golden Rod Amarillo, TX 79107 806-380-8001
  • Austin TX – Austin Metal Detecting ClubOpens in a new tab. Austin TX 78750
  • Big Springs, TX – Big Springs Prospectors Club, Nora Nixon, P.O. Box 1182 Big Springs, TX 79720 915-263-2987
  • Bonham, TX – Fannin Artifact Recovery Organization, Jody Holmes, Rt. 4, Box 90 Bonham, TX 75418 903-583-4760
  • Brazoria, TX – Gulf Coast Treasure & Recovery Club, Cody Hudgeons, Brazoria, TX 77490 codysetx@republic.net
  • Brownwood, TX – Central Texas Treasure Club, Edwin Ferguson, 1706 10th Street Brownwood, TX 76801
  • Canutillo, Tx – El Paso Prospectors Club, Mike Wayson, D-9 Sumter Canutillo, Tx 79835 915-877-3927
  • Christy, TX – Exploration and Metal Detecting Society of Corpus Christy, Herman Kerbow, 421 Glenoak Corpus Christy, TX 78418
  • Cisco, TX – Southwestern Searchers, Jerry Eckhart, 704 Avenue I Cisco, TX 76437 254-442-4210
  • Cuero, TX – Cuero Metal Detecting Club, Terry Brown, HCR 63 Cuero, TX 77954 512-275-8865
  • Dallas, TX – Golden Triangle Explorers Society, Edward DuRoy, P.O. Box 59814 Dallas, TX 75229 972-429-9495
  • El Paso, TX – Gold Dusters & Treasure Hunters of the West, Jim Roach, 1401 Roswell Rd. El Paso, TX 79915 915-590-7441
  • Granbury, TX – Lake Granbury Recovery Club, Michael Millsap, 8910 S.Teka Ct. Granbury, TX 76048 817-279-9721
  • Grapevine, TX – Cowtown Treasure Hunters Club, Dennis Brasher, 2006 Heatherbrook Dr. Grapevine, TX 76051 817-488-0366 drbther1@airmail.com
  • Henderson, TX – Rusk County Treasure Hunters Association, Mike Chapman, 1209 Price Henderson, TX 75654 903-655-8654
  • Hondo, TX – Lone Star Coin Shooters, Brent Wood, 402 Avenue M Hondo, TX 78861
  • Houston, TX – Houston Archaeology & Recovery Club, Leslie Hamilton, 8427 Swiftwater Ln. Houston, TX 77075-3033 les1ie@earthlink.net
  • Houston, TX – Montgomery Co. Artifact Recovery Club, Donna Hooper, 10714 Creek Tree Dr., Houston, TX 77070
  • Houston, TX – Tomball Archeological Recovery Club, Scott Byrnes, 3934 FM 1960 West, Suite 310 Houston, TX 77068 sbyrnes@pdq.net
  • Irving, TX – Lone Star Treasure HuntersOpens in a new tab.
  • Kerrville, TX – Kerr Finders Club, Nolan Underwood, 3 Sunny Ln. Kerrville, TX 78028 830-423-1699 txrockpile@aol.com
  • Longview, TX – East Texas Treasure Hunters Association, V.G. Rollins, Treasurer, 2902 Jane Drive Longview, TX 75601
  • Mesquite,Texas – East Fork Treasure Hunters Association (Website offline as of 2013)
  • New Braunfels, TX – San Antonio Area Metal Detecting Club, Donald Crawford, President, 6565 FM 482 New Braunfels, TX 78132
  • Perrytown, TX – Golden Spread Recovery Club, C.j. Boozeman P.O. Box 346 Perrytown, TX 79070 806-763-8960
  • Spring, TX – Montgomery County Treasure Hunters Club, Tom McWillie, 6402 Meadow Terace Dr Spring, TX 77379 281-251-9578 jaymack@chapter.net
  • Texarkana, TX – Texarkana Metal Detecting Club, Bill Robinette, 6001 Sandlin Ave. Texarkana, TX 75503 903-832-1272 bwills1@flash.net
  • Texas Council of Treasure Clubs
  • Tyler, TX – Smith County Metal Detecting Association, Donnie Smith, Briarcliff Village Retirement Center Tyler, TX 75703 903-581-2065
  • Waco, Texas – W.A.C.O. Waco Artifacts & Coin-Shooters Organization, Debbie Irwin P O Box 11272 Waco, Texas 76716 dirwin@hot1.net
  • Waskom, TX – Northwest Louisiana Treasure Hunters Association, Ken Mathews, 1367 American Plant Rd. Waskom, TX 75692 903-687-2777 kenw@prysm.net
  • East Texas Treasure Hunters AssociationOpens in a new tab.
  • Houston Archeological Recovery Club (HARC)Opens in a new tab.
  • Montgomery County Artifacts Recovery ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • Texas Association of Metal Detecting ClubsOpens in a new tab.
  • Tomball Archeological Recovery ClubOpens in a new tab.

Utah

  • Hooper, UT – Trails West Artifact Society (TWAS), John Monroe, 4031 S. 4300 W Hooper, UT 84315 801-731-8970
  • Saint George, Utah – Utah Diggers, Lee Webb, Saint George, Utah 435-628-8976
  • West Valley City, UT – Utah Gold Prospecting Club, Phil Yadanza, 3654 South 6355 W West Valley City, UT 84128 901-965-1662
  • Utah Gold Prospecting ClubOpens in a new tab.
  • Utah Token SocietyOpens in a new tab.

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Chippewa Falls, WI – Three Seasons Treasure Hunters LLC, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Green Bay, WI – Title Town Treasure Seekers, Mark Brodhagen, 2069 Hillside Lane Green Bay, WI 54302 920-391-1515
  • Hancock, WI – MidState Metal Detector ClubOpens in a new tab. – Stevens Point, Steven Miller, N3091 CTY RD B Hancock, WI 54943 715-572-1845
  • Madison, WI – Four Lakes Metal Detector Club, PO Box 3424, Madison, WI 53704
  • Milwaukee Metal Detecting GroupOpens in a new tab. (MKE MDG) 414-651-1545

Wyoming

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