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Clubs & Organizations / US
This section is provided for clubs and organizations related to gold mining in the United States.

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Link index below uses US Postal standard abbreviations (California > CA, Idaho > ID, etc.).

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U.S. National

Federation of Metal Detectors & Archeological Clubs, Inc. (FMDAC)
Duane Biller (President)
Contact: Jill McFeeder

National Metal Detecting League
Keyways, P.O. Box 110
Naugatuck, CT 06770 USA
E-Mail :

Clubs & Organizations/US


South Alabama Historical Research and Recovery Association
Mobile, AL USA
Contact: Mike Smith (Club President)
Meetings: We meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Golden Corral in Tillman’s Corner at 7:00 PM in Mobile, AL.

Warrior Basin Treasure Hunters Association
35 Ryan Circle
Odenville, AL 35120 USA
Contact: Joe Box (President)
(Updated 11-17-08)


Alaska Treasure Seekers Society
P.O. Box 244165
Anchorage, Ak 99524 USA

Alaska Treasure Seekers Society
10630 Tradition Ave.
Eagle River, AK 99577 USA
Contact: Gene Yockey
Ph/fax: 1-907-696-1525


Arizona Treasure Hunters
Tempe, AZ 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

Southwest Treasure Hunters Club
13466 E 51 Lane
Yuma, AZ 85367 USA
Contact: Fred Antrobus
Ph: 1-928-342-0102
Meets at 7:00pm the second Monday of each month (Nov thru Mar) at the Shepherd of the Hills Church located at 11201 E 38th Place.

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.


Hot Spring Co. Coin & Relic Club
142 Mission Dr.
Malvern, AR. 72104 USA


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Antelope Valley Treasure Hunters Society
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.

Antelope Valley Treasure Seekers
Antelope Valley, CA USA

Bay Area Searchers
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: the fourth Wednesday of each month. The meetings start at 7:00 pm in the County School Offices located on Highway 1, across from Cuesta College.

Coinshooters Clique of San Diego
4202 Newport Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107 USA
Contact: Ken Nikodym

El Camino Real Treasure Seekers
c/o Arlie Lehmann
808 San Antonio Dr.
Salinas, CA 93901 USA

Gold Coast Treasure Hunters
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
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!

Happy Camp Nugget Hunters
Happy Camp, CA USA

Litton Treasure Hunting Club
c/o Lyle Rasmussen
10049 Nita Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA

Litton Treasure Hunting Club
Woodland Hills, CA USA

Mendocino Lost and Found
PO Box 1366
Ukiah, CA 95482 USA

Mendocino Lost & Found
10661 West Rd.
Redwood Valley, CA 95470 USA

Mendocino Lost & Found Metal Detectors Club
c/o Dick Perrone
10661 West Rd.
Redwood Valley, CA 95470 USA

Mid-Valley Treasure Hunters Inc.
Modesto, CA USA

Modern Gold Miner & Treasure Hunter's Association
PO Box 47
Happy Camp, CA 96039 USA

Mount Diablo Metal Detectors Club
PO Box 273215
Concord, CA 94527 USA

Original California Searchers, Inc., The
c/o Hal Thornbrugh
2464 Regal Dr.
Union City, CA 94587 USA

Riverside Treasure Hunter's Club [RTHCLUB]
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.

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Siskiyou County Relic & Recovery Club
POBox 865
McCloud, CA 96057 USA
Ph: 1-530-964-3123
Meeting Location: Siskiyou Bowling Lanes, 1601 S. Oregon St. Yreka, CA on the1st Thursday each month at 7:00 pm.

Sonoma County Coin Poppers
Santa Rosa, CA USA

Treasure Hunters of Northern California
Vallejo, CA USA

West Coast Prospectors & Treasure Hunters
9501 Chapman Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841 USA
Meetings are conducted on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Garden Grove Women's Club,.9501 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA

Yuba-Sutter Treasure Seekers
1531 Eden Way
Yuba City, CA 95993 USA

Yuba-Sutter Treasure Seekers
c/o Carolyn Garrett
5043 Strasbourg Way
Sacramento, CA 95842 USA


Chaffee County Prospectors Club
PO Box 3051
Buena Vista, CO 81211 USA

Eureka Treasure Hunters
c/o Paul Long
2627 E. "117th" Way
Thornton, CO 80936 USA

Eureka! Treasure Hunters Club
PO Box 101385
Denver, CO 80250-1385 USA
Ph: 1-303-279-3584
Meetings: 2nd Friday, 7:30 pm, Clements Community Center, Columbine Room - located on second floor @ 1580 Yarrow St., Lakewood, CO.

Pikes Peak Adventure League
PO Box 7033
Colorado Springs, CO 80933 USA
Contact: Bob DeWitt

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
c/o Mark Sutcliff
40 Phelps Rd.
Manchester, CT 06040 USA

Yankee Territory Coinshooters
East Hartford, CT USA


First State Search and Recovery
c/o George Broda
18 Russell Rd.
New Castle, DE 19720 USA

First State Search & Recovery Club
Newark, DE USA

Mason Dixon Treasure Club
Rt. 1, Box 83
Frankford, DE 19945 USA
Contact: Paul Marvel


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Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
c/o Randy Settle
1090 Chokecherry Dr.
Winter Springs, FL 32708 USA

Central Florida Metal Detecting Club
Osteen, FL USA

D&F Coinshooters & Historical Club
Daytona Beach, FL USA
Ph: 1-386-441-3387

Dig & Find Coinshooters & Historical Club
c/o Douglas Melvin
2141 Tanglewood Dr.
Orange City, FL 32763 USA

Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
c/o Jerry Felton
240 Poe Dr.
Palm Springs, FL 33461 USA

Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
C/O Gail Hoskins
206 Russell Drive
Lake Worth , FL 33461 USA
Contact: Gail Hoskins
Meetings: are the second Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM, January-November, located at the West Palm Beach Garden Club in Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida.  Guest are welcomed. 

Imperial Treasure Hunters
3135 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33803 USA
Contact: Andrew Johnson

Pensacola Historical & Treasure Hunters Association
914 N. "63rd" Ave.
Pensacola, FL 32506 USA
Contact: Rosemary Sanders

South Florida Treasure Hunters Club
c/o John Donachie
8550 S.W. "26th" Pl.
Davie, FL 33328 USA

Southwest Florida Treasure Hunters Association
N. Fort Meyers, FL USA

South Florida Treasure Hunters Club
P.O. Box 263
Dania, FL 33004 USA
Meetings: Summer schedule is first Thursday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Winter meets is the first Monday of the Month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Check web site for location.

Suncoast Research and Recovery Club (SRARC)
7791 55th Street No.
Pinellas Park , FL 33781 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 Metal Detecting Club
c/o Scott Hewitt
3043 S.W. Summer Ave.
Palm City, FL 34990 USA

Treasure Coast Metal Detecting Club
Stuart, FL USA

Weeki Wachee Metal Detector Club
c/o Donald Trueson
11261 S.W. "78th" Ave.
Ocala, FL 34476 USA

Weeki Wachee Metal Detector Club
New Port Richey, FL USA

West State Archaeological Society Inc.  (W.S.A.S.)
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
Savannah, Georgia 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 Seeksers
c/o Tom Olley
1731 Cunningham Rd.
Marietta, GA 30060 USA

Georgia Treasure Seekers
Dallas, GA 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: Doug Sortino
Ph: 1-404-933-3602
Meetings: Held in Duluth, GA


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Boise Basin Search and Recovery Club [BBSRC]
P.O. Box 6176
Boise Idaho 83707 USA

Northside Gem & Hobby Club
351 "5th" Ave. E.
Twin Falls, ID 83301-6526 USA

Wampum Hunter Metal Detector Club
Boise, ID USA


Chicagoland Searchers
5209 S. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60632 USA
Contact: Sara Seibs

Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunter’s Club, Inc.
2323 West 59th Street
Davenport Iowa. 52806 USA
Contact: Ken VandeVoort.
Ph: 1-563-391-6535

McLean County Nuggettiers Metal Detecting Club
201 Hampton Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704 USA
Contact: Kathy Meeks
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm, downstairs meeting room, First of America Bank, corner of College Avenue and Towanda Avenue, Normal.

Midwest Historical Research Society
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
c/o Carroll Speer
9813 Lakewood Dr.
Louisville, KY 40272 USA

Hoosier Hills Treasure Hunters Club
Seymour, IN USA

Lincoln Heritage Treasure Hunters
4614 Pollack Ave.
Evansville, IN 47714 USA
Contact: J. Mark Sandman

Miami Valley Coin & Relic Hunters Club
Fort Wayne, IN USA
Contact: Gary Keipper


Illinois & Iowa Treasure Hunter’s Club, Inc.
2323 West 59th Street
Davenport Iowa. 52806 USA
Contact: Ken VandeVoort.
Ph: 1-563-391-6535


Mid-America Treasure Hunter’s Club
117 Forest
South Hutchinson, KS 67505 USA
Contact: Larry Armstrong
Ph: 1-620-665-8693
Cell: 1-620-960-2051

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.


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Lake Area Treasure Hunters Club, Inc.
Lake Charles, LA USA


Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters, The
Meetings are held once a month at 6:45 pm in the Anne Arundel County North County Branch Public Library.  1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD.

Eastern Shore Treasure Club
Kent Island, MD USA
E-Mail: unavailable

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.

South Mountain Relic & Coin Club
Hagerstown, MD USA


Colonial Treasure Hunters Association
c/o Serge Botsaris
7-2 Victoria Dr.
Auburn, MA 01501 USA

Colonial Treasure Hunters Association
PO Box 1085
Boylston, MA 01505 USA
E-Mail: unavailable
Meetings: Last Friday of the month, 7:30 pm.
Members: FMDAC

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
Meetings are always the 3rd Friday of each month at the Women's Club Bldg. 72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands. Doors open at 7:30 pm. and, meeting begin at 8:00 pm.

New England Treasure Finders Association
Longmeadow, MA USA


Cass County Research and Recovery Club
104 South Broadway St.
Cassopolis MI 49031
ContactL Tim Swenor (President)
Ph: 1-269-445-1577
Meets on the Last Tuesday of every month except December 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.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
c/o Eugene Carruthers
439 W. Allegan St.
Otsego, MI 49078 USA

Southwestern Michigan Seek & Search Club
Plainwell, MI USA

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