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, August 21, 2018. As always, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, perhaps a presentation or a speaker, and more. All are welcome!


ECRDA's Open Beach Hunt: "On Cloud Nine", May 19 & 20, 2018. See the photos!

Upcoming Hunts

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

Deep Search's 27th Annual Open Beach Treasure Hunt: Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Long Branch NJ. Our own Joe Jorgensen and Mike King are serving as Hunt Masters. Get their flier.

Diggin' South Jersey: Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Millville NJ. Get their flier.

2019 ECRDA Cabin Fever Hunt: Sunday, January 6, 2019 in Belmar NJ. Get our flier.

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.

Watch this space for news of our 10th hunt, "X Marks the Spot! -- coming in May 2019!