Hunts & Events

Organized hunts and treasure-hunting shows are a great way to pick up tips to make you a more successful hunter, meet fellow hobbyists and even check out that new piece of equipment you have had your eye on.� Listed below are some upcoming events across the United States.� If there is one planned for your area or in a location that you can combine a family vacation to attend, mark your calendar and start making plans . . . you will be glad you did and as many have found, attending hunts can be highly addictive!

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April

FMDAC Metal Detecting
Competition Hunt List

2019/20 Metal Detecting
Competition Hunts by
Month


Date:          April 10, 2020
Event:         Three days
Location:     Nebo, North Carolina
Event:         2020 Detector Hunt at Vein Mountain
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        828-652-0144
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Event Description:    Get ready to get swing it, have a ton of fun, and git some GOODIES and GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Swing Dancing Detector Hunt is just around the twist. Swing Dance Participants will be hunting for targets, coins, and prizes. Get your groove on and Digger may enhance your gold-waltz

Have you ever danced in the dirt before? Are you unsure that your partner will be there in tune with your every move? Swing to the left, swing to the right, listening with anticipation. At that precise moment, you dip your partner down low to the ground, look deep (not really) into the dirt, and uncover a beautiful target!

It is more than just Swinging a Detector in the Dirt. . . . you will meet people from all over the country, that love the thrill of what they can unearth when they hear mineral tones fill their headphones. This will be a good time for all … even the kids too!

There are multiple hunts scheduled throughout the morning. The hunts are for everybody … brand new to detecting, the pro, and even kids will have their own special hunt for treasures and learning center.

Swing Dancing Party participants will swing their detectors in the quest of hunting for all types of coins, silver, tokens and more. You may just swagger away with a new metal detector, gold, detector accessories, coins, silver, gold or a rusted out tin can....(which may have a secret prize to later be revealed).


Date:          April 18, 2020
Event:         One Days
Location:     Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Event:         2020 LRRC Spring Club Hunt
Sponsor:      Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
Phone:        717¬336-4946
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Event Description:    Please be sure to mail your entry fee directly to the Hunt Master
Register by February 28, 2020 to be eligible for a special gold coin drawing
ALL SILVER Hunts
Optional Big Silver Hunt with Quarter, Halves & Dollars
Lunch provided to all paid hunters, minimal fee for non-hunters
Lots of great raffle prizes



Date:          April 21, 2020
Event:         Six Day
Location:     Marlborough, New Hampshire
Event:         BONE #27
Sponsor:      Streeter’s Treasure Hunting
Phone:        603-876-4443
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Event Description:    Schedule (always changes check back often.

April 21 Tuesday – “BONE 27 Natural hunt” @ Our Town Landscaping, 70 N Elmwood Road, Hancock, NH, 3 different sites, including one with a cellar hole, Christmas Trees, gardens, Forests, fields, bordering a brook & separate piece other side of NH Rte. 202 along the river. The 2020 site is almost across river from the productive 2019 Greenfield, NH hunt site.
Tuesday BONE 27 Welcome Home Italian Banquet @ Italian Club, Wood St., Keene, NH 5pm social with bar & meal 7:30pm

April 22 meet 8:30am Wednesday – Garrett Metal Detector Day “Natural hunt” at the 700 acre Swanzey farm we were rained out of in 2019. on Homestead Ave, West Swanzey and dinner included, provided confirm.
Wednesday Garrett Metal detector’s New England boiled dinner banquet, maybe a reenactment or speakers & prizes. Social 5pm & eat 7:30pm

April 23 Thursday – Meet 8:30am American Digger magazine Natural Hunt. Fantastic site & acres of farm land near Westminster, VT. More details to follow.
American Digger magazine Chinese Dine Out @ 7 pm Lee & MT Fugi on NH Rte 101, across from Streeters in Marlborough, NH. (mixed drinks not included) and American Digger Magazines subscription door prizes.

April 24 Minelab Friday -meet 8:30am for MINELAB Natural Hunt near Westminster, VT more details later.
Minelab Friday ALL YOU CAN EAT roast pork dinner & Strawberry shortcake. Meet Minelab’s Debbie, Speakers & door prizes.

April 25 Saturday – Treasure Hunters & Prospectors Hobby show, 8:30 am to 3:pm @ Keene Recreation Center 212 Washington St. Keene, NH (side entrance. $10 cover charge. ½ price admission to exhibitors, under 16, & Military in uniform. Silent auction for strictly for treasure hunting and prospecting hobby accessories & metal detectors . Workshops all day (in room 14 first floor & end of hall). Hobby show has a $100 prize for best booth display, 5+ workshops room 14, a SILENT Auction for TREASURE HUNTING AND PROSPECTING related items with metal detectors. Plus booths from American Digger, Garrett, Minelab & Streeters, Nutmeg Treasure Hunters, Yankee Gold Panner’s, IOOF, PTHHS & BONE and others.
Saturday Night “Prime rib Hall of Fame Awards banquet” at Italian Club with treasure hunting greats & door prizes. 5:pm social & meal 7:30pm Dinners free with single or multiple days package as long as confirmed via Streeter. ala carte meals are $40 advance before 12/31/19

April 26 Sunday – $6,000 seeded hunt in Harrisville NH with REALES & a free $1,000 TREASURE CHEST drawing for hunters. BONE 27 ends Sunday with BONE raffle for 2 Minelab Equinox metal detectors (600 & 800) or $1,000
Sunday $6000 seeded hunt $125.00



Sunday Seeded hunt individual cover charge is $125 each & hunt limited to 125 hunters. Price increase 1/1/20 to $150 and until full one can purchased the $150 entrance fee until 4/1/20. Remember members under 16 & military members in uniform 1/2 price.

Questions 603-876-4443 email gfs41@yahoo.com or Streeter’s 307 Main St.

All registering for a BONE event & who ever buys a new metal detector @ Streeters in Marlborough, NH receives a free Professional Treasure Hunters Historical Society membership and a free Treasure Hunters Gazette newspaper subscription.

FMDAC Gold Prospecting
Shows List

2019/20 Gold
Prospecting Shows by
Month



Date:          April 04, 2020
Event:         Two Day
Location:     Butte, Montana
Event:         Montana Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
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Event Description:    Held at pin Butte Civic Center Butte, Montana


Date:          April 14, 2020
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Stanton, Arizona
Event:         2020 Stanton Outing
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    5-Day Common Dig Outing at Stanton, Held at LDMA Claim Stanton Arizona, Stanton, Arizona 85332

Get ready to get dirty, have a ton of fun, and git some GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig is just around the bend. Dirt Party Participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recovered during the operation is split between the participants. Work hard and Digger may enhance your final split.

Dirt Parties are much more than just recovering gold. It?s family and friendship! You will often hear the ?ol timers? share their stories and experiences about ?the club.? I?ll encourage you to partake, and listen at any campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

Whether you?re just getting started in gold prospecting on the weekends or you?re a seasoned ?sourdough? veteran in the dirt for years, the common dig operation, seminars, hands-on instruction and activities offered during these five-day events will help you get the ?In-The-Dirt? experience, fun and adventure for you and your whole family... plus some gold too!

As a Dirt Party Participant, you will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as a ?thank you? from LDMA, as well as a black sand dirt bag that has a split of the gold recovered from the common operation


Date:          April 18, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Rapid City, South Dakota
Event:         Black Hills Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA Gold and Treasure Shows & Lost Dutchman's Mining Association
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center 444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701


Date:          April 25, 2020
Event:         Two Days
Location:     Concord, North Carolina
Event:         Carolinas Gold & Treasure Show
Sponsor:      GPAA-Gold Prospectors Assn of America
Phone:        800-551-9707
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Event Description:    Held at Cabarrus Arena Concord, North Carolina 28025


Date:          April 28, 2020
Event:         Five Days
Location:     Scott River, California
Event:         2020 Digger's Dirt Party
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        800-551-9707
Email:         
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Event Description:    Held at LDMA Scott Bar Camp, Scott River, CA

Get ready to get dirty, have a ton of fun, and git some GOLD!

Your GPAA-LDMA National Dirt Party: 5-Day Common Dig is just around the bend. Dirt Party Participants will be working for their gold split at the end of the outing. All gold recovered during the operation is split between the participants. Work hard and Digger may enhance your final split.

Dirt Parties are much more than just recovering gold. It’s family and friendship! You will often hear the “ol timers” share their stories and experiences about “the club.” I’ll encourage you to partake, and listen at any campfire . . . the entertainment, history and knowledge is always a hoot!

Whether you’re just getting started in gold prospecting on the weekends or you’re a seasoned “sourdough” veteran in the dirt for years, the common dig operation, seminars, hands-on instruction and activities offered during these five-day events will help you get the “In-The-Dirt” experience, fun and adventure for you and your whole family... plus some gold too!

As a Dirt Party Participant, you will receive a vial with a picker or two in it as a “thank you” from LDMA, as well as a black sand dirt bag that has a split of the gold recovered from the common operation




FMDAC 2019/20 Civil War
Show & Event List


2019/20 Civil War
Shows by Month



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2019/20 Shows listed for this month.
FMDAC 2019/20 North-South Skirmish Assn List

2019/20 Skirmish Assn
List by Month



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2019/20 Events listed for this month.



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