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 spotting a treasure 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, January 20, 2014. Hope to see you there!

HELP NEEDED: A Barber quarter that was entered into Finds of the Month at the October meeting is missing. If you grabbed it by mistake, please return it to Pete at the next meeting.

Save the Date! Mark Your Calendar! Our sixth annual beach hunt is ON!

"Six on the Beach" -- May 16 & 17, 2015 -- Ocean City NJ. Click here for details!


Joe & Pete on American Digger's Relic Roundup

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

ECRDA at the Mineral Show

Mineral Show
Our club's booth was very popular at the NY / NJ Gem & Mineral Show in April. Wait until you see the awesome video of the event! (There's a photo slideshow, too, but smartphone users probably can't see it.)


How Much Did You Love Our 2014 Beach Hunt?

Pirate on the Field! Our Cinco en Mayo (the Fifth in May) annual beach hunt was a resounding success. Beautiful weather, fresh white sandy beach, hordes of treasure hunters -- and even a pirate -- made Ocean City NJ the place to be!

And, not incidentally, Ocean City was "voted the top beach in New Jersey [and] won highest accolades from voters for day trips, family vacations and ecotourism" in a statewide survey.

Whether you were there or not, you'll enjoy our photo slideshow of 'Cinco en Mayo.'