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 place to be. 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 will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Click here for directions.



Upcoming Hunts

40th Anniversary Open Hunt - Deal NJ

Charge your batteries, scrape the rust off your sand scoop, and get ready - ECRDA's 40th Anniversary Open Hunt is now open for registration. April 29/30 at the Stanley Conover Pavilion in Deal NJ. Two BIG days of hunts, a free night hunt, and lunch is provided. This hunt will be second to none.

Hunt flier

Download the Registration Form Now!

Registration is limited to 200 attendees, so don't delay or you'll miss out on fabulous finds and great prizes!