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 16, 2018. As always, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, perhaps a presentation or a speaker, and more. All are welcome!

News You Can Use

Upcoming Hunts

ECRDA's first-ever CABIN FEVER HUNT!

January 21, 2018 at the John Taylor Pavilion in Belmar NJ!

Attendance limited to 75 entrants!

Click here to get the flyer. Do not delay!


Early Registration is Now Open for our ninth annual beach hunt.

"On Cloud Nine" is scheduled for May 19 & 20, 2018.
Registration is limited to 180 attendees, so don't delay!
Click here for the registration form!



We hope you made it to our 2017 open hunt, "Pieces of Eight", on May 20 & 21, 2017 in beautiful family-friendly Ocean City NJ. The weather was terrific, the Boardwalk was newly renovated, and the hunt was great! Check out some photos of the good time we had.