Our TREASURE TALES Newsletter, has information about upcoming events like our By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hunt, our Pot of Gold and Door Prize winners, Finds of the Month, Point makers, Birthdays and Anniversaries, the MDAW token clues, Coin stories, Code of ethics and more. If you have any questions contact Temporary Newsletter Editor - Dee Sperling



Monthly Club hunts are announced at each meeting.  If you miss it, contact the Hunt leader – Lee Speed. 


Update: Mark your calendar

Watch for our new signs 

Event Calendar

September 30, 2017 - TBA Moonlight Hunt - tentative date

We have a new sponsor. Please check them out

West Coast Mining Supply

700A Lebo Blvd Bremerton, WA 98310

Wes Karry




*Apr 1-2, 2017 Gold and Treasure Show – at the Thurston County Expo sponsored by Open booths available for Club events and or Used equipment for sale. Benefits the Toys for Tots Program. Contact Dennis Peterson

*May 12, 13, & 14, 2017 29th SWATH Annual Treasure Hunt, Benton County Park - more silver this year Contact: Bruce Trumpour,  (509) 713-4464 cell email: or Kim Leverett (509) 545-8375 or email:

* May 26-28, 2017 Mayfest - This year’s theme "Casino Royale".  MDAW be sponsoring a hunt on Saturday afternoon where all entrance fees go back into the field. We put out over 8,000 coins again last year.

*June 2-4 Puyallup Rock and Gem Show Swiss Sportsman's Club 9205 198th. Ave. E. Bonney Lake, WA. 10-5 daily

*July 22, 2017 “Fraser Valley Treasure Hunters” 5th Annual Treasure Chest Hunt (7 hunts). Early Registration only $80.00 until July 1.  If you’d like more information about this club drop Mark Lewis a line at

*Sept 16, 2017 Tenative Date for MDAW membership picnic



News from MDAW:

The  Metal Detecting Association of Washington 

will hold it's next meeting April 30th, 2017 at 11:00am
23081 NE State Route 3
Belfair, WA  98528-1179
MDAW VP Terry Wright along with President Ron Sharer recently met with Senator Tim Sheldon and Don Hoch the director of WA State Parks, They have indicated that they are going to address the changes and reduction of metal detecting areas in State Parks.

MDAW VP Terry Wright along with President Ron Sharer and Board member Bob Hinchcliffe have met with the new St Parks Liaison:

Lisa Lantz Lisa Lantz, Stewardship Program Manager, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. 1111 Israel Road, Olympia, WA  98504 ph (360) 902-8641

Pursuit to Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Item E-10 Metal Detecting Program Report on page 4. We are asking all Metal Detectorists to contact them to be “notified and solicited for input” (by mail or email) of the closing or partial closing of any metal detecting area.

All officers and active members should e-mail or write to push the State for recognition. 

PARK UPDATE: Terry Wright advises we seem to be losing ground with the State Parks. They are starting to change maps to GSI format which will have more precise markers for approved detecting areas. 8 maps have been posted to date with an estimated completion date of October 2016. PLEASE check the new maps before detecting even in your favorite park - boundaries have changed. 

Remember to get a printed copy of the Gold and Fish booklet if you're going to use your metal detector to look for gold.
The next MDAW Annual Picnic and Membership drive will be held at 9AM Sunday Sept. 24th, 2016 at Green Diamond (formerly Simpson) Recreation Park on Mason Lake, Shelton, WA. 

*September 24, 2016 MDAW Membership Picnic Green Diamond Recreation on Mason Lake 1052 E Mason Lake Dr W, Grapeview, WA 98546 WA

Online registration is now available:

We'd like to thank all the individuals, clubs, and suppliers for their donations.
If you'd like more information write to Ron Sharer at or Terry Wright at

Check out Ron & Bev Sharer's video interview on You Tube taken at White's Electronics.