Preserving History One Find at a Time

Preserving History One Find at a Time

– June 22 – 24, treasure hunters will have the opportunity to search for left behind and forgotten treasures in historically rich Jefferson! The Texas Association of Metal Detecting Clubs (TAMDC) will hunt for three days in Jefferson this June. This June, treasure hunters will gather at Cpress Bayou RV Park for the opportunity to scour the park for relics. Visit Jefferson this June and scavenge for relics at the site of one of the first sawmills in Texas, and the site of one of the first steel foundry’s in the state. Search across the river from where soldiers would muster in and out during the Civil War. Preserve East Texas history one find at a time!

Tom Moss will be the guest speaker at this year’s event in Jefferson. Moss will give a historical overview of Jefferson.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 22
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Hunt In the Wild
7 p.m. – After the Hunt In the Wild join the crew for a Meet-N-Greet and Cowboy Dinner – *Free hotdog and beans, as well as a music jamboree
Afterward, go on a night hunt!

Saturday, June 23
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Hunt In the Wild
9 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – REGISTRATION
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Silver Hunt
11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Token and Prize Awards
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Business Meeting
**Bring your own lawn chairs
***Lunch and dinner on your own

Sunday, June 24
7 a.m. –2 p.m. – Hunt In the Wild


Cypress Bayou RV Park is located at 1602 State Highway, 49 East in Jefferson.

The purpose of the TAMDC is to unite, promote, and encourage metal detecting clubs in the state of Texas, through education and instruction in the recovery and preservation of historical facts, relics, and artifacts. It is the intent and charter of this association to develop and maintain a postive image for metal detectorists and their activities at local, state, and national levels through performance of selected community service projects, charitable events, and through adherence to the TAMDC code of ethics.

Metal Detector’s Code of Ethics

1. Respect the rights and property of others
2. Do not detect without the land owner’s permission
3. Observe all laws, whether National, State, or Local
4. Aid Law Enforcement Officials whenever possible
5. Never destroy historical or archeological structures
6. Never destroy, damage or deface public or private property, or what is left of ghost towns
or deserted structures
7. Leave land and vegetation as it was
8. Remove and properly dispose of all trash and litter when you leave
9. Leave gates and enclosures as found
10. Do not tamper with land owner signs, sturctural facilities, or equipment
11. Take precautions when digging towards a target where underground conditions are
12. All metal detectorists may be judged by the example you set. Always
conduct yourself in a manner that is courteous with consideration for others.

Find an East Texas Metal Detecting Club Near You

East Texas Treasure Hunters Association

2nd Monday of each Month at 7:00 PM

American Legion Post 140
305 American Legion Blvd.
Longview,  TX 
*mailing address
   2005 Robert Street
   Kilgore, texas 75662

Galveston Island Treasure Club

Email Buster Toland at

Montgomery County Artifacts & Recovery Club

3rd Thursday of each Month at 7:00 PM
Robinson Road Community Center
27434 Robinson Rd. (Robinson Rd @ Hannah Rd)
Conroe,  TX  77385
For more information email

Rusk County Treasure Hunters Association

2nd Tuesday of each Month at 7:00 PM
First Federal Savings Bank Bldg.
130 N. Marshall
Henderson,  TX
For more information email

Smith County Metal Detecting Association

Atria Retirement Home
3500 S. Vine Ave.
Tyler,  TX  75701
For more information email

Tomball Archaeological Recovery Club

7:00 PM     1st Wednesday of each Month
1728 Hufsmith Rd. (Matthews Park)
Room A
Tomball,  TX  77375
For more information email

World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers

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