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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 MDHTALK.org. 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:          May 15, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Round Rock, Texas
Event:         TAMDC “Open” Silver Hunt
Sponsor:      Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs
Event Description:    Held at OLD SETTLERS RV PARK3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX

8:30am –9:00am Registration
9:30am –10:00am Clad Dollars Hunt
10:30am –11:00am Silver Dimes Hunt
11:00am –12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm –12:30pm Kids Hunt(Free 12 and Under)
1:15pm –2:00pm Silver Dimes & Tokens Hunt
2:15pm Token Prizes & Fundraiser Drawing

Date:          May 15, 2021  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Emporium, Pennsylvania
Event:         7th Annual Hunt
Sponsor:      Dirt Digging PA
Phone:        814-594-2929
Event Description:    Held at Cameron County Fairgrounds (About 1 mile northwest of Emporium) Rt 46, Emporium, PA 15834
Saturday Hunt, May 15

8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:15 Poker Hunt
10:30-11:45 Everything hunt
12:00-12:45 Lunch (Hot dogs and chips)
1:00-1:45 Kid's Hunt
2:00-3:00 Bottle cap hunt
3:15-?? Prizes, 50/50, Raffle

Sunday Hunt, May 16

8:30-9:30 Registration
9:30-10:15- Poker Hunt
10:30-11:45 Token Hunt
12:00-12:45 Lunch ( Pizza)
1:00-2:00 Silver Hunt
2:15-??: 50/50, Raffle

The schedule is subject to change. Hunts may include a mixture of item categories.

Fee for hunt is $75.00 per day or $125 for both days. No "walk-in hunters" permitted on the day of the hunt. Payment is nonrefundable as it is used for prizes, food, etc.

Date:          May 15, 2021  Event:  (Two Days)
Location:     Ocean City, New Jersey
Event:         11th Annual Hunt - The BIG One
Sponsor:      ECRDA - East Coast Research & Discovery Association
Phone:        973-839-8031
Event Description:     Held On the Beach at the Music Pier, Ocean City NJ
Saturday Events
Adult Hunt
Kids Hunt
FREE Lunch
Adult Hunt
Optional BIG SILVER Hunt
Skill Hunt

Sunday Events
Adult Hunt
FREE Lunch
Adult Hunt
Optional GOLD Hunt

Date:          May 22, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:     Raidersburg, Montana
Event:         18th Annual Rick Radke Memorial Metal Detector Hunt
Sponsor:      Headwaters Chapter of the GPAA
Event Description:    The annual Rick Radke Detector Hunt will be held May 22, 2021 at Radersburg, Montana. The public is welcome! There are several types of hunts during the day, including a hunt specifically for kids. In addition to hunts, there are auctions, silent auctions, raffle for mining equipment, and great food! For registration and specific rules, please click on the link below. We look forward to seeing you there.

Claim Jumper Hunt - There is two periods of hunting time for the hunt. During the first period, each contestant has their own square (claim) to hunt for lead tokens. At the end of the first period, if the contestant has found all the lead tokens in his/her claim, the contestant can (claim jump) into any other contestants claim. At the end of the second period, the contestant can cash their lead tokens in for actual gold nuggets!

Silver Hunt - All contestants have a specific allotment of time to hunt for silver coins and special painted pennies. At the end of the hunt, the contestants get to keep the coins and trade the painted pennies for prizes. This hunt is set up to be a competition between contestants utilizing a common field for everyone.

50 - 50 Hunt -The amount of awards for this hunt depends upon how many contestants there are. Half the proceeds collected from this specific hunt will be placed in the hunting field. The contestants are free to hunt the entire field for an alloted time. This hunt is the last hunt in the detecting field so keep in mind that there is left-over silver coins from previous hunts.

Youth Hunts -There are two age groups of youth hunts that all ages of children can get in on the act by detecting coins.

Date:          May 23, 2021  Event:  (One Day)
Location:      Fostoria, Michigan
Event:         2021 Michigan MeGaLoHuNt
Sponsor:      Michigan Metal Detectives
Event Description:    Come join in on the adventure and help explore 10 acres of fresh Fostoria farmfield during one of the Midwest's largest metal detecting treasure hunt events ever held... The 2021 Michigan MeGaLoHuNt!!!

Besides the plethora of natural artifacts lost hundreds of years ago beneath the soil of this mid 1800s farm field, thousands of coins and prizes will be seeded including:

• An all-metal treasure chest containing a NEW Minelab™ EQUINOX 800® metal detector & swag;
• Limited Edition Michigan MeGaLoHuNt tokens each worth one entry into a drawing to win a BRAND NEW Minelab™ VANQUISH® metal detector;
• PLUS a NEW Minelab™ metal detector will be awarded to one lucky individual who finds the BEST natural lost/found treasure of the day.

Space is definitely not an issue at this year's Michigan MeGaLoHunt so pack the car with close ones and come dive into some history!!!

Date:          May 28, 2021  Event:  (Three Days)
Location:     Richland, Washington
Event:         33rd Treasure Hunt
Sponsor:      Southeast WA Assn of Treasure Hunters’ (SWATH)
Event Description:    Friday, May 28th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration
9:00 pm - 9:45 pm Night Moves

Saturday, May 29th
7:00 am-8:00am Registration
7:45 am Opening ceremonies
8:15 am-9:00 am Total Eclipse of The Heart (TEOTH)
10:30 am - 11:30 pm Two Hearts Beat as One (THBAO)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Vegemite Sandwich (Lunch)
1:00 pm-1:30 pm Truck on Tykes (0-7 yrs.) Kids Have Fun (8-12yrs)
1:00 pm-1:15 pm Final Countdown Club Competition
3:00 pm-3:45 pm Hunt Battle Hymn (Silver & gold coin Prizes)
4:45 pm-5:00 pm New Kid In Town (Kid’s Soda Scramble) (FREE if in a registered hunt)
5:00 pm Dinner (Bring your own) - SWATH to provide deserts & drinks
7:00 pm-7:45 pm Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)

Sunday, May 30th
8:30 am- 9:15am Heat of the Moment (Competition)
10:30 am- 11:15am Fields of Gold (Gold & Silver Prizes)
1:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Closing Ceremonies

TEOTH & THBAO Hunts are held in one large divided field for each hunt phase. You may choose to hunt one or both. 400 coins will be planted per person with a proportional amount planted for each phase. The hunt includes some small caches planted in the field and tokens for other prizes. You can expect to find or win clad & silver coins, silver dollars (or rounds), merchandise, detector or a gold coin. A special TEOTH& THBAO (Heart) package (2 hunts) is $100 by 3/28/21and $110 by 4/28/21or $120 after. All individual hunts; add $5/ hunt after the April 28th date. There is a re-hunt for the TEOTH & THBAO fields again this year. You must be registered in both hunts to be eligible to participate in the re-hunt. The re-hunt is on 5-29 from 4:15 to 6:30 and will cost$10 before March 28th and $15 thereafter.

MDHTALK Gold Prospecting Shows List

2021/22 Gold Prospecting Shows

Date:          May 11, 2021  Event:  (Five Days)
Location:     Loud Mine, Georgia
Event:         2021 Diggers Dirt Party at Loud Mine
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.