Calendar of Events

June 2018
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46th Annual Treasure Hunt 22 - 24 Athol, ID

Held at Camp Scott in Farragut State Park.  There will be hunt rounds, silver dollars, free dinner, Plinko, detectors, pinpointers, Dragon's hoard and gold and silver prizes in 5 main hunts.

Larry Bateham
509-276-8439
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5th Annual Round Up Picnic 24 Seattle, WA Scott Hoover
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July 2018
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Rush To The Rockies 2018 06 - 08 Black Hawk, CO

National Open Metal Detecting Event. Held at Pickle Gulch Campground. Two days, 5 hunts, one price!  100% of fees go into the ground, held at 9,200 feet in natural forest setting with uneven ground, rocks and downed trees.  Limited to 85 entrants!  Held rain or shine, Coin Drawings - Early Bird Drawing.  Sunday breakfast, all-you-can-eat pancakes.

Linda Erickson
720-231-8080
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Treasure Week 2018 14 - 21 New Stanton, PA

Held at Fox Den Acres Campground. Eight fun filled days of treasure hunting and crafts, free kid’s hunts and novice hunts, as well as evening activities like bingo, horse races, and auctions. Just minutes from motels and restaurants and only 2 miles from the PA Turnpike and I70. This fun filled week is sponsored by many manufacturers. Come and stay for the week or attend for a day or two. For more information contact Ed Davis at ed1ther@msn.com or Phone 317-908-8165 or Don Hayes at dmhayes61@sbcglobal.net or Phone 740-252-1322.

Don Hayes
740-252-1322
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42nd Annual Hunt 21 Palmer, AK

We will be holding a 1-day hunt this year, having 4 hunts for adults.  Held at Alaska State Fairgrounds, France Equestrian Center, 2075

Glenn Highway, Palmer, Alaska.  Metal detectors and other great prizes.

Mark Essert
907-350-0804
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Southern Indiana Treasure Fest 22 - 28 Vallonia, IN

The 10th year of our annual 7-day event.  Held at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area , Camping available .  This year is , year Ten for the seven day event.  Non-Profit Clubs and metal detecting related buisneses.  Numerous sponsors, hundreds of prizes . 2017 , over twenty metal detectors were given away.  100% of entries goes back into the ground .Location is just south of Brownstown Indiana off HW 135.  Seven days of Silver Hunts, Token Hunts, Beach Hunts,  and Kids Hunts.  Come and stay for the full seven day event.  Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018, After the cutoff a $10.00 per day , late fee is added .  For full flyer, visit Facebook - Southern Indiana Treasure Fest. Rick Trout, 574-848-9345, treasurerick@comcast.net.

Terry Rittenhouse
765-857-2400
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22nd Annual Open Hunt and State Championship 27 - 29 Nekoosa, WI

Held at Deer Trails Park Campground. - Nekoosa, WI.  Hunts will be held rain or shine.  100% of entry fees and donations are planted in the form of coins or tokens over the 2 days of the hunt.  Wisconsin State Championship – 2 day Competition Hunt (Sponsored by First Texas Products)  Raffles held throughout the weekend, and a Merchandise Drawing  – with donated merchandise and prizes.  Treasures of Yesteryear Museum & Antique Detectors on display in club trailer.  We pride ourselves in providing an affordable, fun event for the entire family!

Steven Miller
715-572-1845
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28th Silver Shoot 28 Renton, WA

Open Hunt includes 3 hunts with 2000+ silver coins, Prizes galore, raffles, 8+ metal detectors, gold coins, treasure chest. Includes a free lunch with registration. Held at the New Life Church, 15711 152nd Ave SE, Renton, WA.  Contact Mark Kulseth or visit our website for more info!

Mark Kulseth
206-730-2694
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August 2018
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Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt 04 Kent, WA

Puget Sound Treasure Hunters Club’s “Lenny Phay Memorial Hunt” at Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. SE., Kent, WA 98042. Features 3 main hunts (senior hunt included) and a youth hunt. The main raffle prizes are a XP Deus Metal Detector and a Treasure Chest. Silver dollar raffles throughout the day. A potluck lunch is included. The cost of the days hunts and lunch is $90.00. Bring the family for a day of fun. For more info contact Jim Ratcliff.

Jim Ratcliff
360-556-3914
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34th Annual Black Diamond Treasure Hunt 11 Tunkhannock, PA

Held at Lazy Brook Park, Rt. 6 (Across from Deer Park Lumber).  Come join us for a fun filled day with plenty of coins, jewelry, super prizes and exciting raffles at a very reasonable price.  Hotels/Motels nearby.  Go to our website for complete info and registration.

Byard A. Derr, Sr.
215-536-0796
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39th Annual Buckeye Championship Treasure Hunt 18 - 19 New Concord, OH

Two all silver main hunts each day. On a separate entry fee is the Big Silver Bonanza Hunt with nothing but silver quarters and half dollars. Fun hunts each day plus a night hunt on Saturday. Contact Don Hayes for more info.

Don Hayes
740-252-1322
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IVHRRA National Treasure Hunt 18 - 19 Oglesby, IL

Held at Lehigh Memorial Park, 1150 E Walnut St.  Lots of Great Prizes including metal detectors.  Hunts include silver dimes, silver quarters, silver halfs, silver dollars, Susan B. Anthony's, prize tokens, more!  Visit our website for entry form and deadlines.

Gary Olson
815-488-6793
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September 2018
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FMDAC Northern Chapter Open Hunt 01 - 02 Chaffee, NY

4 Hunts Each Day, plus a night hunt!  Held at the former Earls Country Park behind the former Earls Restaurant (across from Pioneer Motorsport)12139 Olean Road (Rt. 16) Chaffee, NY 14030. This is an open hunt. Membership in FMDAC not required. Coffee, donuts, water and soft drinks available at the hunt site both days.  100% of entry fees go in the ground. Free on site camping for self contained units no hookups available. For flyer go to FMDAC.org, Or FMDAC facebook page.  We encourage you to bring a display of your best finds. This is the time to meet follow dectorists, share stories and show off your finds.  Registrations received before August 17th will be included in an early bird drawing.                                                                                                                                                               

Debbie Buxton
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48th Annual Club Hunt & Picnic 08 Berne, NY

Held at Berne Town Park, 1883 Helderberg Trail (Rt. 443).  Join us rain or shine, 1,100 coins planted, 64 token prizes including a Treasure Chest.  In total, we'll have over $7,000 in prizes.  There's a fee for the club hunt but the picnic is free to members and families. Bring a dish to share at the picnic, hope to see you there!

Tim Myers
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Rye Patch Nugget Shoot 15 Lovelock, NV

The Reno Prospecting & Detecting Club along with the GPAA of Northern NV Reno and the Rye Patch State Recreation Area are hosting The Largest 6th annual FREE Metal Detecting Hunt!. The hunt will be held at the Rye Patch State Recreation area. 100 adult prizes and at least 25 kid prizes.   The actual hunt event is FREE and open to the public, there will be a $5-7 entrance fee per vehicle to the State Park, unless you are camping, then you pay the camping fees which include recreation area entrance fees. For More information, call Lori at 775 843 9861, or visit our website and look under the Rye Patch Tab. 

Lori Walker
775-843-9861
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42nd Annual Open Hunt 16 Lathrop, MO

1 day event, rain or shine, 4 hunts, all fees go in the ground or for prizes.  Last year had a total of sixteen 2 peso gold, 8 detectors and 3200 silver dimes in the Main Hunt. Visit our club website to download the hunt flyer.

Mark Bryant
816-809-6794
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20th Annual International Hunt 23 - 24 Java Center, NY

Held at Beaver Meadow Family Campground in Java Center, NY.  We will have plenty of silver and tokens planted for each hunt and prizes include detectors, gold coins, silver coins and many other items of interest to metal detectorists. In addition to our hunts there will be raffles, drawings and a gift basket and merchandise auction. Our hunt application is available for download on our website.

John Howard
585-654-6928
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Third Annual Open Hunt 29 - 30 Knoxville, TN

Held at Nicholas Ball Park,  rain or shine.  100% payback minus expenses.  Tokens, silver/gold coins, silver rounds, raffles for rounds, 50/50, and a metal detector!  Gold only hunt Sunday.  Limit 100 entries.

Rodney Harness
865-567-3550
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Silver Frenzy V Open Hunt 29 Annapolis, MD

Held at Sandy Point State Park, for more info visit the MARS website.

Tim Streaker
410-241-9480
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Treasure 2018 Open Hunt 30 Annapolis, MD

Held at Sandy State Park.  For more info, visit the MFSTC website.

Gary Pennington
410-440-2881
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October 2018
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45th Annual Deep South Treasure Hunt 06 Cullman, AL

Held at Smith Lake Park, 416 County Road 385, Cullman Alabama 35057.  Hunts will include Silver Bonanza Hunt, Dollar Bill Hunt, Relic Hunt, and Main Hunt. There will be raffles between hunts. The Hunt flyer including pricing, and a map can be obtained online.

David Scales
205-529-9855
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2018 John Govoni Memorial Open Hunt 06 Milton, MA

Held at Houghton’s Pond-Milton MA 02186 -840 Hillside St Milton, off Route 128-Exit 3.  Registration 9 AM, 2 Separate Hunts, 9:00AM  and 12:20 PM,  hunt one or both.  Prizes will include metal detectors, silver coins, planted clad coins, cash,  gift certificates and metal detecting prizes.  Money, silver rounds, and equipment raffles.   Special Token Hunt (afternoon hunt) with Small Gold Coin as a prize.  See our website as prizes are purchased and donated.  Last year’s prize value was over $4000.  Please prepay if possible- more of your hunt fee comes back to you as prizes and finds.     The more entrants - the better the prizes.   Plus.. EARLY REGISTRATION INCENTIVE

Sandi Gilardi
781-424-7472
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27th Annual Open Beach Treasure Hunt 06 Long Branch, NJ

Held at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park.  Four big hunts for gold, silver, jewelry, coins, and other prizes.  Admission includes coffee in the morning and a free lunch.

Donna Funk
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77th Gem-O-Rama 13 - 14 Trona, CA

Held at the Lapidary and Show Building, 13337 Main St, Trona, CA.  Two full days of fun and interesting activites, last year over 4,200 people attended.  Three field trips to collect saline minerals, pink halite from Searles Dry Lake.  Also, indoor shows and 20+ gem and mineral dealers plus 50+ displays.  Come see our club's 500 pound, pink halite bowl.  Tour Searles Valley Minerals manufacturing plants, geode cutting and sales, demonstrations, movies, prizes, dry camp (RV, tent).

Bonnie Fairchild
760-372-5356
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44th Annual Open Hunt 27 Irving, TX

Held at Mountain Creek Preserve, corner of Nursery and Hunter Ferrell Rd.  One Busy Day!  Last year we awarded 21 metal detectors, 55 gold coins, 7 pin pointers, 54 silver dollars and much more!  Last year over 5,000 silver coins were seeded.

Robert Jordan
972-839-6647
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November 2018
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Veterans Day Open Hunt 10 Round Rock, TX

Held at Old Settler’s RV Park – 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX  78665.  We have two large Hunt Fields!  EARLY BIRD HUNT: Silver Dimes and 2 Tokens for a Gold Coin. WARM UP HUNT: Warm up by searching for Clad Halves.  SILVER HUNT: All Targets will be Silver Dimes.  GOLD HUNT: Wheat Pennies and Wheat Tokens for Gold Coins, This Hunt will only have Wheat Pennies.  That part doesn’t sound so good, but the good part is that "We will have as many 2 Peso Gold Coins as the Entry Fees will buy."  That’s right, you’ll never get better odds on winning a GOLD COIN!  However, after you win a Gold Coin you must quit hunting...  If this is not agreeable, please don’t sign up for this Hunt.  MAIN HUNT: The Main Hunt will have Silver Dimes; and, Tokens for Silver Dollars and other Prizes. Headphones are required for all hunts and no long handled diggers allowed.

Jim Lawhon
512-632-3139
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