It’s time to think about planning your club’s 2021/22 open metal detecting competition hunts & gold prospecting shows & events. Once your hunts, shows, and event is defined and setup the next step is to get your event’s information out to the metal detecting & gold prospecting community.

I would like to suggest that one of the places to advertize your hunt, show and event is with To advertize your events at MDHTALK does not cost you anything but a little of your time to email the event information to the website.

The benefits your club’s hunt, show & event gets by advertizing on MDHTALK are:
1st Your hunt, show and event information is put into a searchable database.
2nd The website user or visitor can search the database two different ways.
 A) The site user can search for events by month.
 B) The site user can search for events by state.

3rd Your event will be noted in the monthly MDHTALK news brief.
4th The MDHTALK website gets over 900 to 1000 visitors & viewers a day.

There are two ways to provide your events information to MDHTALK. First just select the Contact US Tab in the upper right hand side of the screen on any website page. Select either:
1st) Email MDHTALK Tab
2nd) Select the Provide Event Information Tab

The information required is listed below.
  • Sponsor cub’s name
  • Event name
  • Event start date with number of event days
  • Location of the event
  • Contact information: email address and or phone number
  • Website link if one is available
  • As much information about the event you want to share with detecting & prospecting community.
  • You can also email a copy of your event’s .pdf file and it will be posted for download by viewers.
So give listing your Club's hunt, show and event with MDHTALK some serious consideration there are many benefits.

Web-Links to Other Hobby Related Show Calendars

Check out your event before going it may

have been canceled or postponed.

Metal Detecting Events from other Websites

Kellyco 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

Minelab 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

TAMDC - Texas Assn of Metal Detecting Clubs 2021-22 Upcoming Events Web Link

Western and Eastern 2021-22 Upcoming Metal Detecting Events Web Link

MDHTALK Metal Detecting Competition Hunt List

2021/22  Metal Detecting Competition Hunts

Date:          August 14, 2021  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Duryea, Pennsylvania
Event:         37th Annual Black Diamond Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Black Diamond Treasure Hunters Club
Phone:        570-288-7787
Event Description:    Held at Germania Fire House, 430 Foote Ave. Duryea, Pa

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Is subject to change<

Saturday – August 14, 2021
8 to 9 a.m. – registration
9 to 9:30 a.m. – kids hunt
10:15 a.m. – instructions for morning hunt
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – coins and token hunt
11:30 a.m. - redeem tokens
1:30 – instructions for afternoon hunt
1:45 to 2:45 p.m. – coins only hunt
3:15 to 3:45 – pull tab hunt (must have pull tabs)
3:50 p.m. – door prizes/unclaimed prizes

Sunday – August 15, 2021
8 to 8:30 a.m. – registration
8:45 – 9:15 a.m. – kids hunt
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – coin and token huntRedeem tokens
11 – 12 – lunch
12 – 1p.m. – coin hunt
1:30 – door prizes/unclaimed prizes

Date:          August 21, 2021  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     New Concord, Ohio
Event:         42nd Annual Buckeye Championship Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Don & Bill Hayes
Event Description:    Held at Hayes Farm, New Concord, OH. Two all silver main hunts each day. On a separate entry fee is the Big Silver Bonanza Hunt with nothing but silver quarters and half dollars. Fun hunts each day plus a night hunt on Saturday

MDHTALK Gold Prospecting Shows List

2021/22 Gold Prospecting Shows

Date:          August 24, 2021  Event:  (Five Days)
Location:     Athens, Michigan
Event:         2021 Diggers Dirt Party at Athens
Sponsor:      LDMA-Lost Dutchman Mining Assn
Phone:        888-465-3717
Event Flyer:
Event Description:    **When signing up for this Dirt Party, please provide a valid phone number and email address so we can verify your registration.

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.