Congratulations to John for winning the Metal Detector at the December Coin Hunt!

Latest NEWS

MOURNING THE LOSS OF A GREAT MAN & FRIEND OF QMDC

1/3/19 - It is with deep sorrow that I report today the loss of a great prospector and longtime friend of the Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club, Dwayne Farmer. He was the president of the Nugget Wranglers and an all around great guy who always seemed to put the best interests of his friends and fellow prospectors first! He will be missed by all of us! Please keep his family in your prayers!

-Blake

NEW HIDDEN WALLET CLUE AVAILABLE!

1/2/19 - The new Hidden Wallet Clue is now available in the MEMBERS ONLY section of the website and also @ Miners Depot!

OUTING 1/9/19 SCHEDULED FOR MIDDLE CAMP

1/2/19 - Just a reminder that next weeks outing (Jan 9) will be at Middle Camp! See you there and don’t forget to bring something to add to the Hobo Stew!

JANUARY CLUB MEETING RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH HUGE CROWD

1/2/19 - Over 160 people showed up for the January QMDC Club Meeting! We talked about all of the exciting things coming in the next 6 weeks such as the outings, Super Hunt, Nugget Hunt, Gold Show and more! Steve Hunt also talked to everyone about what he has going on over at his mine and about the February club outing that will be at his place! Thanks to all attended!

MEMBERS ONLY SITE PASSWORD UPDATE!

1/1/19 - Just a reminder, the PASSWORD for the “Members Only” section is changing today. You will find the new password on the back of your current 2019 membership cards!

HUGE CROWD AND AWESOME WEATHER FOR THE DECEMBER COIN HUNT!

12/16/18 - 151 people hunted at the December Coin hunt in search of 16,100 coins and 39 tokens! This was the largest group in years if not ever for a “Non-Superhunt” coin hunt! There were also many people tailgating with new and used items of all kinds for sale! Thank you all for your continued support of the Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club! We hope you had an awesome time!

CLAIM BOUNDARY FIELD TRIP TOMORROW (TUESDAY, DEC 18)!!!

12/16/18 - That’s right! Meet Joe Wallingford at 10 AM Tuesday ,at the road to golf 3 claim (on the way to Middle Camp) and we will walk and drive to show the newest claims(Cactus & Who’d A Thought) and their boundaries to you!

TREASURE MAP NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AND @ MINERS DEPOT

12/13/18 - That’s right! The treasure map was just released and is now available at Miners Depot AND in the members only section of the website. Remember, the password for the members only section is on the back of your new membership cards!

LARGE CROWD FILLS Q.I.A. FOR DECEMBER MEETING. PRESIDENT ALMOST KILLS INNOCENT UNASSUMING MEMBER WITH GAVEL

12/5/18 - There was a big crowd at the December club meeting! Thanks to all who came! We went over all of the exciting activities that are planned over the next 10 weeks including our Night Hunt, Super Hunt, Miners Depots’ Nugget Hunt and the Gold & Treasure Show! We also talked about how member money is spent, including benefiting local programs such as the Youth 4-H, Isaiah Project, Quartzsite Food Bank and the Kids After School Program. We had over 20 new members show up and a good time was had by all even though Blake had a Gavel malfunction when the head separated from the handle and flew into the crowd hitting at least one innocent member! Nobody was seriously injured and the crowd came up with some great suggestions as to how the club can improve!

FIRST COIN HUNT OF THE SEASON WAS AWESOME!

11/17/18 - Those of you who missed the first hunt missed a GREAT TIME! 121 people participated and we gave out $1,600 in coins and $900 in prizes! To see all of our events, be sure to check out the events calendar. Remember, both members and non-members can participate in the coin hunts!

MEMBERS ONLY SECTION PASSWORD WILL CHANGE ON JANUARY 1ST!

11/8/18 - Just a friendly reminder that the password to get into the members only section of our website will change on January 1st, 2019. You will find the password on the back of your 2019 membership card!

THE 2018/2019 SEASON KICKS OFF WITH STORIES, FUN AND A SPECIAL GUEST!

11/8/18 - Thanks to all the 109 people who came to the first meeting of the 2018/2019 season! Members shared some stories about their summer adventures and Town Manager Jim Ferguson took the time to join us and give members an update to all of the exciting things going on in Quartzsite this winter and even gave us a look into the future of the town with new businesses and projects slated for the near future!

IMPORTANT! - MEMBER HELP REQUESTED!

3/25/18 - It has been brought to our attention that someone has brought a small backhoe on to club claims AND "Member Claims" are being high-graded with metal detectors! Mechanized digging of any kind is against the law & also against club rules and will NOT be tolerated as it puts our exiting permits in jeopardy. It could get us into serious trouble with the BLM as well. If anyone has any information that can help us figure out who is doing this, it would be greatly appreciated! "Member Claim" jumping and using heavy equipment are strictly prohibited and are a quick way to get banned from the club FOREVER!  For the 99.9% rest of you, thank you so much for a great season full of members working together and having a great time!

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions by simply filling out the form when you click "Contact Us" below.  Please note that response times will be slower during our inactive summer months. Memberships cost $20 per individual (minors accompanying a member are free).  We DO NOT mail memberships.  They are available for purchase at our club meetings, coin hunts and also at Miners Depot which is open 6 days a week from Mid-October through Mid April (contact them directly for exact hours in case they are at a special event). Any membership money that is mailed in, including checks will be held at Miners Depot until you arrive to pick up your membership.

 

 

928-927-7150

Club Mailing Address

PO Box 3102
Quartzsite, AZ 85359-3102

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Miners Depot

566 N Central Blvd
Quartzsite, AZ 85346

 

The Ten Commandments of Metal Detecting

These are the judgements and edicts which must be obeyed by all those who wield detectors of metal:

Thou shalt not leave behind unfilled excavations.

Thou shalt not trespass or defy in any way the lawful decrees of thy city, county, state or country.

Thou shalt not harm vegetation, the creatures of the field, natural resources or the personal property of others.

Thou shalt not covet the finds of thy companion. Nor shalt ye covet his metal detector, digging tool or the hallowed ground in which he diggeth.

Thou shalt not ignore nor neglect thy family whilst in the endless pursuit of thy hobby.

Thou shalt assist the distraught owners of lost goods, and the archeolgists, and the enforces of law, and all others who may need thy skill as a metal detectorist.

Thou shalt return found treasures to the proper owners whenever their true identity can be rightfully determined.

Thou shalt report to the proper authorities any finds relating to criminal activity or of archeological significance.

Thou shalt be considerate of others on the beach and in other public places whilst waving thy search coil and digging holes in the sand and the soil.

Thou shalt speak out against the unjust laws and stand firm against the philistines who would cast out all those who use detectors of metal.

And if thou dost not abide by these Commandments, may you be plagued with mineral bearing rocks, hard cracked soil, pestilence, serpents, locusts, poisonous vegetation and great multitudes of pull tabs, bottlecaps and rusty nails. May you spend the remaining years of your wretched life digging signals of false origin. For thy iniquities shall surely bring the overzealous wrath of the ignorant, heathen bureaucrats down upon those of us who are innocent. For we are the righteous and the just, and ye who disobey the Ten Commandments of Metal Detecting are bad.

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