MDAW Resource & Link Page (links to WA historical info, ghost towns, mining & gems, railroads, etc.) 


MDAW Parks & Recreation Link Page  (a list of links to WA city, county, and state parks, etc)


Metal detecting is permitted at more than 67 state parks throughout Washington. Users of metal detectors must register first with Washington State Parks and comply with posted regulations. Rules are summarized in “MetalDetectingWAStateParks.pdf,” available from park rangers or by calling (360) 902-8500; Telephone Device for the Deaf (360) 664-3133.


*This site is a must see for all detectorists
Dick Stout - detectorist, author, and founder of FMDAC has built a new website with gems from his books, articles and years of experience.  I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.


Check out this new club forming in the Grays Harbor area - Treasure Hunters Club of Montesano

Other interesting links include

Lost Treasure Magazine

Treasures Magazine

Go Metal detecting


Pacific Northwest Hunts - This is a new website put up by Lora Hetzel - Pilchuck Treasure Hunting Club.  She will be trying to set up a forum for all open hunts to be posted.  Check it out.


Chuck Swanson warned members that China was flooding the market with “counterfeit” coins that were not marked as replicas.  Many coin buyers have been burned on auction sites such as Ebay.  “Buyer Beware” is his advice.  Stick to local reputable dealers. (put on website)


Misc. Info: Have you ever wondered what to do with coins you’ve found that are too dark or mutilated to use?  Warren Hooper has the answer.  Sell them back to the U.S. Mint.


Mutilated Coin Return:  Call ahead 215-408-0210.  They will ask your for Tax ID and give you a return number.

U.S. Mint
PO Box 400
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Attn: Mutilated Coins