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The Sacramento Valley Detecting Buffs of Sacramento, (SVDB) is a metal detecting club based in the Central Valley of California. The members come from the surrounding Sacramento area and cities. Our members represent a wide range of metal detecting interests from relic hunting, coin shooting, jewelry hunting to detecting / prospecting for gold. Interested in joining our club? Join Now

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SVDB also has a page on FaceBook for your input and use.


Lost If you have lost a valuable ring or piece of jewelry our SVDB club members may be able to help you find it with our metal detectors. We have found and returned many valuable rings plus other treasured items that were lost by people that requested help. Click on the Recovery Picture or this Email Link with information about your lost jewelry.

Evidence Search

There are a good number of SVDB club members who have gone through a course designed by a county sheriff’s deputy, retired highway patrolman and former police officer. Email Contact for Assistance.
The class is about an hour long and covers the following:
Link to PDF

  • Establishing a Volunteer Club Evidence Search Team
  • Search Patterns, Techniques and Responsibilities
  • Evidence Handling
  • Court Appearance 


QuestionSo you have a metal detector and can’t quite figure out how to operate it. We have SVDB members who know how to operate most of the major name brand metal detectors. Click on the Helping Picture to send us an email that includes your brand and model detector along with your contact information. A SVDB member will contact you to set up a free training session. Email Link for Metal Detector Training

We are currently looking for a volunteer to coordinate this area. The best thing to do right now is to come to the meeting and we'll try to match you with someone that is qualified for your detector.

Annual Hunt

The Annual Club Hunt is usually held between April and June of each year. This year the club hunt is being held on Saturday May 19, 2018. There will be four hunts and a pot luck lunch. The hunts will have many coin & token target for the detectorist to find. Token prizes will consist of Metal Detectors, Pin-pointers, Sand Scoops, Magazine Subscriptions, and Manufacturer Donations. This is a closed hunt which means you must be a SVDB Club Member. You can get a coy of the
      Hunt Flyer from this web Llnk.                                                             Email for Questions

 Hunt Support From:
  American Digger Magazine
  Fisher Detectors
  Garret Detectors
  Lost Treasure Magazine
  Reilly's Treasured Gold

  White's Detectors


The SVDB general meetings are open to the public and are held the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 P.M. Meetings may include general club business discussions, show and tell found items, coin raffle, occasional guest speaker and other exhibits.

Visitors are always welcome and are encouraged to join-in and participate in our club meetings.

We meet at the:
North County Corporate Yard (Formerly SMUD Building)
5026 Don Julio Blvd. North Highlands, CA at the corner of Elkhorn Blvd and Don Julio Blvd.

Directions to our monthly meetings.
North Highlands is North-East of downtown Sacramento along Highway 80.
Take Highway 80 to Elkhorn Boulevard, and turn northwest onto Elkhorn.
Traveling northeast from Sacramento, you'll exit right, then turn left onto Elkhorn;
Traveling southwest from Auburn, you exit right, then turn right onto Elkhorn.
After four traffic lights, you'll be going over a railroad overpass. The next intersection is Don Julio.
Turn right onto Don Julio, then enter the first driveway on the right.

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Club Summary

  • Explore the Menu System to see what's all available on the the website.

  • We also meet and have multiple club sponsored Saturday and Sunday Day-in-the-Park outings each month, an Annual Club Hunt, Quarterly Planted "Mini-hunts, "Hands on" training for those new to their detector, and occasional Beach trips.

  • The Club News page features recent events about our club. It has links to our current Newsletter as well as past newsletters, and Treasure News Links - news stories on metal detecting.

  • The Calendar page summarizes our regular Day-in-the-Park outings and unique events.

  • The About page describes club history.

  • The Reference page has links Sponsors and Park Regulations regarding metal detecting. There are also some helpful articles on techniques and information about metal detecting.

  • The Officer/Volunteers page has the names and email addresses of the current Officers and Volunteers.

  • The Links page lists connections to national metal detecting organizations, as well as links to metal detecting web pages, magazines, manufacturers and distributors, and the most popular on-line discussion forums.

  • The Contact page lists our main address and repeats the map and directions to our meetings.

  • The Sponsors page lists the businesses and people that have help support our club.

  • The Beach Web Cam page has links to various web cams to check out for detecting. I am just starting this so, I'll be adding as I find more.

Community Service


John Hainlen's You Tube Videos on
SVDB Metal Detecting Weekend Hunts


The Recovery team assist and helps find lost jewelry.
Here Kurt Anders (left) is with SVDB member Vince
Migliore who found Kurt's lost tungsten wedding ring.




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