Southwest Ohio Treasure Hunting
Digging History One Hole At A Time
Welcome to the Southwest Ohio Treasure Hunting Club Website!

The Southwest Ohio Treasure Hunting metal detecting club is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of the hobby of recreational metal detecting.  The club is made up of people around the metro Cincinnati, Ohio area.

Currently, our membership is open to all ages, and to both veteran and newcomers. Our treasure hunting club activities will include monthly meetings, and social hunts. Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings.

It is our desire that you will find our treasure hunting club website informative, educational and entertaining. Our metal detecting club membership is mainly interested in treasure hunting,:coinshooting, and relic hunting. We also welcome members interested in gold prospecting, bottle hunting, rock & gem collecting, and Indian artifacts.

Southwest Ohio Treasure Hunting Club would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in metal detecting to attend one of our monthly treasure hunting meetings.

Most meetings will include a presentation from one of the members or a guest speaker on metal detecting equipment, target recovery methods, how to clean and protect your finds, historical information research or other treasure hunting related topics.

What is Metal Detecting?

Simply put, metal detecting is the practice of finding metallic objects in the ground. It takes on different forms depending on the area being "hunted" and the objects that are being searched for. A good metal detector can range in price from two hundred dollars to a thousand or more. See the manufacturers links on our "Metal Detecting Links" page to see different models. Also check out the link to some of the dealers for some of the best prices and customer service available. Beware of detectors that cost less than two hundred dollars new. They are usually little more than toys.

Coin Shooting is the practice of looking for coins with a metal detector. Untold millions of coins are buried in the ground, waiting to be found!

Some detectors can even go under water!
Some modern metal detectors can search under water and on land. Gold and silver jewelry and coins are lost every day in the water. The coins, silver cross pendant, and gold ring shown below were all found by a hunter on the beaches of the Caribbean!

Relic Hunting is another specialization of metal detecting. Many people, particularly those in the Southern United States, search for relics of the American Civil War. Bullets, belt plates, buttons, and even whole rifles and swords can still be found in some locations. Some of these items can be worth thousands of dollars.

Hunting for gold nuggets can also be done with a metal detector.
Natural gold nuggets can be found in many parts of the United States with metal detectors. Natural nuggets can sell for much more than their gold value, so even a relatively small nugget can pay for the cost of a detector. Some meteorites can also be found with a detector and can be worth more than gold.

Meeting Information

First meeting will be held on.Wednesday March 6th 6:30-7:30 at the Bethel American Legion
3393 Legion Ln. Bethel, Ohio 45106.

We will meet the first Wednesday of every month.

Detector Links

Minelab Detectors

Fisher Detectors

Garrett Detectors

White Detectors

Teknetics Detectors

Dealers Links

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