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, March 21, 2017.. Don't miss our annual Hot Dog Night, as well as our monthly Finds of the Month. All are welcome!

News You Can Use

  • It's time to pay your 2017 dues. Need the form? Here you go. Mail it, or hand it to our Treasurer at the next meeting. Remember: the earlier you pay, the more chances to win a nice prize!
  • Our 2017 open hunt, "Pieces of Eight", will happen on May 20 & 21, 2017 in beautiful family-friendly Ocean City NJ. Get all the details here ... or if you just want the registration form, click here. Note the new address for mailing it in! If you're not on our mailing list, and want updates, email us.

ECRDA at the Mineral Show

Mineral Show The ECRDA will be at the April 7-9 NY / NJ Gem & Mineral Show. Want to volunteer to help? You'll get free admission to the show, and you'll have a great time! Sign up at our next meeting.



Other Upcoming Hunts

✮ Charles Garrett Memorial Hunt -- signups are now closed.

Treasure Week -- July 8 thru 15, 2017 in New Stanton PA.

Black Diamond 34th Annual Hunt -- members only! August 12, 2017 in Tunkhannock PA.

Farewell to a Friend

We are saddened by the loss of long-time ECRDA member Edward C. Mollahan. Here is his online obituary. Our open hunt in May will feature a memorial hunt in his honor.



Our Seventh Annual Beach Hunt was a blast!

"The Magnificent Seven" hunt was a big success. Check out the photos in our photo gallery!