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Help everyone out with a Round-Up of ACTIVE Metal Detecting Clubs.

June 25, 2018 01:40PM avatar
The hobby of Recreational Metal Detecting really got it's main start in the mid-1960's here in the USA, and by the latter '70's to mid-'80s we saw a very large number of Metal Detecting Clubs here in the USA, and there were others making a go of it in other countries. Some markets foreign to the US had a later start and there have been some clubs forms over the past quarter century (1990 to the present), but during this more recent era many clubs in the USA have dwindled away.

I recall when I could once make a list of 280 to 300 detecting clubs in the lower 48 states, but which of them are still alive and well? That's what I would like to know, and get the straight scoop from AHRPS Forum readers. Are YOU a member of one or mode detecting clubs? Do you know of any current clubs that you're not part of?

Maybe you are interested in having a club in your area/region and would like information on starting a detecting club? Some clubs are just typical groups of Coin Hunters, and some are geared more for the Relic Hunting enthusiast. Maybe your club is more of a prospecting club, or is located where more members spend their time Beach Hunting.

Perhaps your club has an open event in the coming months, such as a Competition Hunt, that you would like to share with others? If so, now is the time to speak up and spread the word about any metal detecting club/group that you are a member of or are aware of. Let us know who to contact for information, when and where the meetings are held, and anything else that might be of interest to others that might help spread the word about our fun, but dwindling, outdoor hobby.


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Help everyone out with a Round-Up of ACTIVE Metal Detecting Clubs.

Monte 224 June 25, 2018 01:40PM

Re: Help everyone out with a Round-Up of ACTIVE Metal Detecting Clubs.

Remfire 132 July 22, 2018 10:27PM

It has been almost one month and no Metal Detecting Club help?

Monte 120 July 22, 2018 12:40PM

It has been almost one month and no Metal Detecting Club help?

Rich (Utah) 137 July 23, 2018 03:07PM

Info on: Trails West Artifact Society ... Ogden, UT

Monte 173 June 29, 2018 01:23PM

PS: If you have a link to a club's website, please include it. N/T

Monte 135 June 25, 2018 05:38PM

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