Sue & Steve McVay worked hard and beat out the other treasure hunters in search of the elusive hidden wallet! Congratulation!

Sue & Steve McVay worked hard and beat out the other treasure hunters in search of the elusive hidden wallet! Congratulation!

Latest NEWS

THE NIGHT HUNT IS COMING ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH!

12/6/18 - That’s Right! The December outing is our famous NIGHT HUNT!!! This year it is bigger and better than ever with 3000 quarters being planted and the hunt field size being increased! It is a potluck dinner too, so bring a dish and help us plant the quarters at 3:30PM. We will eat once the quarters are all planted and the hunt will begin at dark (roughly 6:15). This event has grown each year and we hope that you will come and participate or at least watch the craziness unfold! See you there!

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

12/6/18 - 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!

NEW CLUE FOR THE HIDDEN WALLET!

11/16/18 - There is a new clue for the hidden wallet! You can find it on the members only section of the site or pick up a hard copy at Miners Depot!

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 FIRST HIDDEN WALLET CLUE HAS BEEN RELEASED!

11/8/18 - The wallet has been hidden and the first clue is now available! Get it in the “MEMBERS ONLY” section or stop by for a paper copy at Miners Depot! Happy Hunting!

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!

SEASON ENDED WITH FRIENDS, FUN AND FOOD AT OUR ANNUAL TWO-BIT HUNT AND PIZZA PARTY!

3/20/18 - Thanks to the nearly 200 people who showed up and/or participated in our annual two-bit hunt! The weather was perfect and a great time was had by all! We buried 12,000 quarters and gave away nearly $1000 worth of Gold/Silver and other token prizes. And that doesn't include the raffles! We ate through 54 1/2 Silly Al's pizzas in a matter of about 30 minutes and had a great time with fellow members! We know that many of you are getting ready to head home, so please travel safe and have a great summer! We'll see ya in the November!

MIDDLE CAMP AREA COORDINATE CHART NOW AVAILABLE!

3/11/18 - A downloadable and printable PDF is now available in the members only section that grids out coordinates for the Middle Camp Area club claims. Please be sure to read the paragraph on the top of the chart and stay off private claims that entirely surround all QMDC claims! Printed copies are also available at Miners Depot. Please have your membership card handy.

THE HIDDEN WALLET HAS BEEN FOUND!

3/4/2018 - The hidden wallet has been found!  See us at the club meeting and learn how the clues led to its discovery!

NEW CLAIMS MARKED AND AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS!

2/19/2018 - Thanks to all of the 20+ volunteers who helped ups mark the new claims yesterday! All new claims are now well marked around the perimeter with intermediate markers made of plastic pipe that has been tipped with orange spray paint. PLEASE respect the mineral rights of adjacent claim owners by staying on club claims.  This entire area is blanketed with claims and claim jumping will not be tolerated. Maps are available in the "Members Only"  section of our website as well as printed copies at Miners Depot! We are already getting reports of nuggets, so HAPPY HUNTING!

SURPRISE!!! 3 NEW CLAIMS!!!

2/14/2018 - The Quartzsite Metal Detecting Club is PROUD to announce that we have just acquired 3 new claims for member use! They are near the middle camp area and are available immediately! Maps and more information will be available in the coming days. This should be a great addition to our claim group and we wish you all the best of luck out there!

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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