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About the Maryland Artifact Recovery Society

    The Maryland Artifact Recovery Society was formed in 1978 by a few metal detecting enthusiasts and continues to grow and evolve. Its members represent a broad spectrum of treasure hunters and metal detectorists including Colonial and Civil War relic/artifact detectorists, beach and shallow water hunters, coin-shooters, and even gold panners. Our members use all brands of detectors such as White’s, Minelab, Garrett, Tesoro, Fisher and others. We have all levels of users from the novice to the professional.

     We host a beach Open Hunt (anyone can register) each year as well as a beach Closed Hunt (members only) where we plant coins, objects, and tokens into the sand for registrants to find and redeem for valuable prizes. We also have occasional club hunts at various parks or property where permission is granted.

     Our meetings are held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church (116 Marydell Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090) on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. At these meetings we discuss club business and invite guest speakers. We also have contest/display board where club members can bring in their finds to show and receive silver coins for winning various categories. Each member is awarded points used to determine the Hunter of The Year.  Additionally we sponsor a 50/50 drawing and  occasional silver round drawing, leg of gold drawing and random door prizes. Volunteer members provide light fare and refreshments at every meeting.

     The most valuable part about belonging to a metal detecting club is meeting and socializing with other people with similar interests.