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, a long time coin-shooter, or a dedicated relic hunter, the ECRDA is the club to be in. 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, April 17, 2018. As always, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, perhaps a presentation or a speaker, and more. All are welcome!


Upcoming Hunts

ECRDA's Open Beach Hunt: "On Cloud Nine", May 19 & 20, 2018. Read all about it!

Deep Search 6th Annual BBQ & Beach Hunt: May 5, 2018. Learn more here.

6th Annual Silver Seekers Open Hunt: June 9 & 10, in New Stanton Get their flier.

Blackthorne Resorts Lost Treasure Weekend: June 14-17, 2018 in East Durham, NY. Get their flier.

Treasure Week 2018: Eight full days of treasure hunting, July 14-21, 2018 in New Stanton PA. Get their flier.

FMDAC Northern Chapter Open Hunt: September 1 & 2, 2018 in Chaffee NY. Get their flier.

Deep Search's 27th Annual Open Beach Treasure Hunt: October 6, 2018. No flyer yet -- save the date!

We hope you made it to our 2017 open hunt, "Pieces of Eight". The weather was terrific, the Boardwalk was newly renovated, and the hunt was great! Check out some photos of the good time we had.