Ohio's Premiere Metal Detecting Club

Ohios' Oldest Metal Detecting Club


Who we are

We are a friendly group of men,  women and children who enjoy metal detecting and find lost metal items.

What we Offer

We offer the opportunity to meet new friends and hunting partners, as well as educational lectures by guest speakers, club members and Detector equipment representatives.

We promote relic hunting, Coin Shooting, Water Detecting, Privy Digging, Bottle Dump Site digging and public service projects.

We have monthly finds contests with prizes and have parties and meals occasionally.                                                                                                         

Lost Item Searching Available

Our members offer to assist police and the general public at large in the search for lost or misplaced metal items free of charge by request.

Swap meets

From time to time we hold swap meets during our monthly meetings.  Items may also be offered for sale.

Group Hunts

We have group hunts that are open to members only and we also have Hunts that are Open to all.

Visitors are Welcome

Visitors are always welcome to attend any monthly meeting and membership is open to like minded people interested in metal detecting and treasure hunting. Visitors are welcome to attend two meetings before joining if they desire.


Our Mission Statement

Our purpose shall be to provide recreational activity and fellowship for our members.

To promote the exchange of information, compiling, recording and preserving historic items and the location of where they are found.

To further the interest of our members in historic facts.

To assist when requested by law enforcement and the public in locating lost or misplaced metal objects.

To promote the hobby of metal detecting.

Our Code of Ethics

I will respect private property and will not trespass.

I will not destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

I will not litter, and will pack out what I take in and remove all trash dug in my search.

I will leave all gates and other access to land as found.

I will protect and appreciate our heritage of natural resources, wildlife and private property.

I will use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.

I will abide by all laws, ordinances or regulations that may govern my search and the area I will be in.

I will fill all holes, regardless how remote, and never dig in a way that will damage, be damaging to, or kill any vegetation.

I will report the discovery of items of significant historic value

 to a local historian or museum in accordance with the latest legislation.

I will be an ambassador of the metal detecting hobby, be polite and informative to those who inquire about our hobby.

We are the ambassadors of a pastime we want to protect and will be judged on how we react and respond.

Our Officers

Alex Campbell, President

Sandi Hatfield, Vice President

Matt Bennett, Treasurer

Micki Martin, Secretary

Wayne Wilder, Hunt Master