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 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. We will have a guest speaker -- and food! (Joe didn't say what kind of food... probably Chinese.)


Mark Fairchild will present an awesome collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and tell us about the history of the Scouts.


As always, we'll have Finds of the Month, refreshments, and more. All are welcome!


Upcoming Hunts

The legendary Black Diamond hunt -- August 10 & 11, 2019 in Duryea PA. Details here!


"Pound the Ground" by Rhode Island Relics, a natural/seeded hunt October 5 & 6, 2019 in Rhode Island. Check it out!


ECRDA Club Hunt -- July 6, 2019 in Pompton Plains NJ... details to follow!


28th Annual Jersey Shore Open Beach Treasure Hunt -- co-sponsored by Deep Search & the ECRDA -- November 16 & 17, 2019 -- Details on Facebook!


And, of course, our 11th annual Beach Hunt in Ocean City NJ, May 16 & 17, 2020! Cool name to be announced.



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