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 is (hopefully!) scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.


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


Upcoming Hunts

Thanks to everyone for their support! But...


With "The Big One" (our eleventh annual beach hunt, May 16 & 17, 2020) less than a month away, we -- like everyone else -- have no idea what's going to happen. Is the hunt on, or (as seems likely) is it off?


The Big Deal Hunt - Two big days of amazing metal detecting -- all silver hunt! September 26 & 27 in Deal NJ!

As with our other hunts, everything is up in the air. Watch this space for updates.



ECRDA's 10th Open Beach Hunt, "X Marks the Spot", happened on May 18 & 19, 2019. See the photos here!