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

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MULTIPLE RATTLESNAKE SIGHTINGS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS

3/7/2019- The SNAKES are out!! Please keep your eyes and ears open! We don’t want you or somebody you care about getting bitten by a rattlesnake! We have already had multiple reports of snakes in the desert and with the rains we had this winter, there will be more vegetation for them to hide in! Don’t be afraid, just be AWARE!!!

LAST MEETING OF THE SEASON TONIGHT AT 7PM! BE EARLY!!

3/6/2019- The last monthly club meeting is TONIGHT at 7PM @ the QIA! Be sure to get there early to sign-in, vote for the Find Of The Month and buy your raffle tickets! Printed copies of the 2019/2020 club schedule will also be available. SEE YA THERE!

KIDS PANNING ON FRIDAY!!

2/27/2019- The Kids Panning is on Friday @1PM! We have enough volunteers but it is a truly enriching experience to watch the kids get exposed to prospecting! Check them out!

2019/2020 CLUB SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!

2/17/2019- The 2019/2020 QMDC Club Schedule is now posted to the Members Only section of the webpage and in print at Miners Depot. The schedule will also go into our events page shortly!

THE FEBRUARY HUNT SETS YET ANOTHER RECORD!

2/16/2019- The February hunt drew yet again record crowds! Over 170 hunters and dozens of volunteers joined us for a beautiful, cool day of metal detecting! Remember, the last hunt of the season is on March 16! Be sure to put it on your calendars! A special thank you to Dwayne Bratten for not only dragging the field every month, but also volunteering to take over the Huntmaster position!

FEBRUARY OUTING WAS A BLAST!

2/13/2019- The outing at Steve Hunts’ mine was a lot of fun! IF you missed it, be sure to join us next time for a day full of prospecting fun! Steve also gave a tour of the mine and its’ history! Thank you Steve for allowing the QMDC to be a part of your mine on this special day!

THE PUSH IS OPEN!

2/4/2019- The push is OPEN! Remember to be courteous to others as it is likely to be busy there for a while! Also, there are no claims allowed in the push area for the next 7 days! HAVE FUN & BE SAFE! Be sure to post your finds to our Facebook page!

UPDATED LATEST PUSH UPDATE

2/3/2019- The push is WELL underway. The excavator broke down yesterday but Jack was able to get the dozer out and has been pushing all morning and making GREAT progress! Although we cannot predict the future…. barring any unforseen catastrophies, the push will likely be opened some time tomorrow (Monday). We will notify everyone here on the website as well as on our facebook page the moment members are allowed to get digging!

FINALLY PUSHING IT AT MIDDLE CAMP!

2/1/2019- The push is underway! You are more than welcome to come out to the Middle Camp push area and watch the excavator in action! PLEASE remember to STAY OUT of the push area until all the dozer work has been completed! This could take ALL DAY today and some of the day tomorrow!! No midnight mining. If you’re caught prospecting the push before it is open to all, you’ll be banned! Everyone will be informed about when the push is open at the same time….here, on the facebook page and at Miners Depot

REMEMBER CLAIM ETIQUETTE!

1/22/19 - There have been reports of members undercutting cactus, trees and even roads. We all love the gold but that is a violation of the law and is not allowed. Remember, NO TUNNELING, NO EXCEPTIONS!

HIDDEN WALLET AND TREASURE CHEST CONFIRMED FOUND!

1/31/19 - As of yesterday, we are happy to confirm that the Hidden Wallet AND the Treasure Chest have both been located and will be brought to the next club meeting on Wednesday, Feb 6 2019! Congratulations to those who found them and thank you all for participating!!!

BREAKING NEWS!!! HIDDEN WALLET LIKELY HAS BEEN FOUND!

1/22/19 - Our super spy has informed us that the Hidden Wallet is no longer where it was hidden! This can only mean that it has been found! (we hope) We have not yet heard from the person who has found it, but expect that we will soon enough! The Treasure Box is still out there, so be sure to check out the latest map in the “Members Only” Section of our site!

NEW CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE!

1/19/19 - We are pleased to announce the formation of a QMDC Facebook page! Be sure to check it out and LIKE US! www.facebook.com/quartzsitemetaldetectingclub/

BIGGEST CROWD IN QMDC HISTORY AT JANUARY SUPERHUNT!

1/19/19 - 296 people participated in the 2019 QMDC Superhunt and 77 volunteers helped to plant 27,000 coins and 185 tokens! Both participation and volunteers were record numbers! Thanks you so much for all of your support! Without all of you, the QMDC would not exist! Our next event is the club meeting on February 6th where Eric Melciorre will be speaking! Be sure to mark it on your calendar!

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!

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!

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!

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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