Welcome to ECRDA.org!

The East Coast Research and Discovery Association (ECRDA) is the Northeast's largest treasure-hunting club. Since 1983, the ECRDA has promoted the hobby of treasure hunting among adults and children. Many members and hobbyists use a metal detector, but it can be as easy as checking the coins in your pocket -- or eyeballing a 'find' just lying on the ground.

Whether you're a novice or a long time coin-shooter or relic hunter, the ECRDA is the place to be. Our monthly meetings bring existing and new members together to show off their latest finds, swap tips, hear educational speakers, enjoy our shared hobby, make new friends, buy & sell gear, and much more.


Our next regular club meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Hope to see you there!


What a Great Hunt!

We all had a terrific time at our annual open hunt, "Six on the Beach", in beautiful Ocean City NJ! Check out our photo gallery!




Other Hunts We Like

Deep Search's 24th Annual Open Beach Treasure Hunt

The eagerly-awaited annual hunt -- sponsored by the Deep Search Metal Detecting Club -- takes place "rain or shine" on Saturday, October 10. Check out the details, and get your registration form, right here.

FMDAC Hunt, Gettysburg

"The FMDAC (Federation of Metal Detector & Archaeological Clubs) will be hosting an event in Gettysburg, PA on October 23 & 24 in conjunction with the Autumn Civil War Show. Open hunt Saturday, two Sunday hunts, seminars, raffles, and over 300 tables of Civil War and military collectibles. Click here for the flyer!"


Note: the ECRDA is looking to getting a van to take members to & from this hunt. Let us know if you're interested.


For more hunts, see our full-sized calendar.



Joe & Pete on American Digger's Relic Roundup

Club president Joe Jorgensen and veteran treasure-hunter Pete Schichtel were recently featured on Relic Roundup, a call-in radio-type show hosted by Butch Holcombe, the publisher of American Digger magazine. Listen to the interview here.

Joe & Pete Have a Website!

And be sure to visit their new website, The Lost Treasure Seekers -- and find them / like them on Facebook, too!