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


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!


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!


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.


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


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!


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.




Club Mailing Address

PO Box 3102
Quartzsite, AZ 85359-3102


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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