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, January 17, 2017.. As we always do, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, and more!

News You Can Use

  • The annual ECRDA Christmas Party will be on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Lina's Ristorante in Bloomingdale NJ. At this point, you'll have to pay your $25-per-person cost at the door. But you need to email us if you're coming; we need an accurate head count... tell us soon!
  • 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!
  • Save the Date: Our 2017 open hunt, "Pieces of Eight", is scheduled for May 20 & 21, 2017 in beautiful family-friendly Ocean City NJ. Details to follow. If you're not on our mailling list, and want updates, email us.

Farewell to a Friend

We are saddened by the loss of long-time ECRDA member Edward C. Mollahan. Here is his online obituary.


Our Seventh Annual Beach Hunt was a blast!

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