National News and Links

Treasure News Links

News stories about metal detecting and treasure hunting.

National Organizations

Federation of Metal Detector and Archeological Clubs (FMDAC)

FMDAC is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection for the hobby of recreational metal detecting and prospecting. FMDAC features a Legislation page for laws affecting metal detecting.


Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA)

If your idea of investing in gold involves a gold pan, a cool crystal creek, a make-shift shelter, and basking in mother nature's forests and deserts, Then the Gold Prospector Magazine is for you!  The GPAA home page lists news and events.


World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers (WWATS)

Our Mission Statement:  Preserve, Promote and Protect the right to the use of the Land and Natural Resources for “We the People” now and in the future.

Public Lands for the People (PLP)

PLP was constructed for the purpose of representing all outdoor user groups and individuals that are interested in keeping public and private lands open to prospecting, mining, and outdoor recreation on a non-discriminatory basis! PLP assists groups to join forces to maintain the laws and rights of all citizens on public and private lands (Federal, State and City). PLP will assist with representation at public hearings of government agencies that are proposing limitations and restrictions on the lands that belong to the people. PLP DOES LITIGATE! We will file injunctions, when necessary, to prevent governmental agencies from discussing public issues behind closed doors and calling them “personnel meetings”.We will come to the aid of, and give individual attention to, persons or groups who are being harassed, intimidated or mislead by people in authority (in or out of uniform) who are attempting to enforce their own ideas or opinions of laws, rules or regulations, rather than the actual laws, rules or regulations, and what it actually means.

Remember.... PUBLIC LANDS FOR THE PEOPLE Means....  

Our right to Use Public Lands, Not to Abuse Public Lands.

American Metal Detecting Association Online  (Inactive)

This site is set up for those of us who want to take the next step in recreational metal detecting to a competitive sport. See their NewsFlash page for recent updates.


Magazines / Newsletters

Lost Treasure Magazine
Western Eastern Treasure Magazine




Treasure Depot
Treasure Spot
Treasure Net

WW Club Links

Discovering The Metal Detecting
Google Directory
Metal Detecting Club Websites


Manufacturers and Distributors

Accurate Locators
Bounty Hunter
Detector Source
Keene Engineering
Pulse 2000


Internet Resources & Forums

Detector Repair:  East Texas Metal Detector Service

TreasureNet: http://www.treasurenet.com

Lost Treasure On Line: http://www.losttreasure.com

The Friendly Metal Detecting Forum: http://metaldetectingforum.com/index.php

Find’s Treasure Forums: http://www.findmall.com/

Treasure Quest: http://www.treasurequestxlt.com/

Treasure Depot: http://www.thetreasuredepot.com/index.html

Metal Detector.com: http://www.metaldetector.cc/index.asp

Metal Detector Reviews: http://metaldetectorreviews.net/

Metal Detecting World: http://metaldetectingworld.com/

Go Metal Detecting: http://gometaldetecting.com/

Treasure Hunting: http://www.treasurehunting.com/

Coin World: http://www.coinworld.com/