Mount Diablo Metal Detecting Club

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Club Activities/Membership

Club Meetings - Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, commencing at 7:30pm at the Water Building.


The address is:

 1331 Concord Avenue

 Concord, Cal. 94520


Each month we discuss the previous month's mini-hunt, the upcoming month's mini-hunt, and a volunteer show-and-tell session where members display their finds for the month, and talk about where and how they found their "treasures".

We take a break mid evening, and this is a good time to speak with “experienced” detector operators and gain valuable advice/assistance.


Monthly Mini-Hunts - Usually held on the last Sunday of each month, these hunts are a great way to get together with other club members for a bit of friendly competition for coins and prizes. A typical hunt starts at 10am in the morning, costs $10 to join, and lasts for an hour or so. Members line the hunt field until a signal is given, at which point the detectorists hunt a pre-determined site for surface targets. Awards and prizes include Mercury dimes, Morgan dollars, and other coins sure to enhance your coin collection.

Tonopah trip - Each Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend, many members caravan to Tonopah, NV to enjoy a long weekend of sifting at the abandoned city dump for gold coins and assorted tokens, and metal detecting at the local ghosttowns. Silver was discovered here in 1900, which sparked one of the biggest mining booms in the state. Many of the town's buildings, such as the Mizpah Hotel and the Nye County Courthouse, were built in the early 20th century. If you come up empty handed at the dump and ghosttowns, there are several local casinos that offer the opportunity to strike it rich!


Club Membership Fees are due each year.
Current membership fees, effective 1/1/2018, are:
$24.00 per year - Singles membership
$30.00 per year - Family membership