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 scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.


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


Upcoming Hunts

Our 11th annual Beach Hunt is scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2020 -- and it's gonna be something special:

We'll be seeding 44 pounds of silver! (Based on 100 registered participants)

Registration is limited to 180 attendees, so don't delay!
Register today - early bird registration is open!


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



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