Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters

This club is no longer active

Members of the Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters include mostly metal detectorists (water hunters, coin shooters, and relic hunters), but we also welcome gold panners, dredgers, yard sale enthusiasts and auction enthusiasts.  Our meetings are centered around a "Show & Tell" in which members bring in their finds for display and prizes are awarded.  Each year, we have a members-only metal detecting competition hunt at Sandy Point State Park.

For 2014 meetings will be held at the Anne Arundel County Public Library Severna Park Branch, 45 West McKinsey Road, Severna Park, MD 21146.  Visitors are welcome. Meetings start at 6:45 pm. Refreshments are served.

2014 Meeting Dates: Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 20, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 9, July 10, Aug 7, Sept 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4

As a public service, members of the Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters are available to assist (1) individuals, (2) law enforcement agencies and (3) historical preservation groups.  Our metal detecting equipment can locate lost keys, jewelry, and boundary markers.  To see examples of how we have helped others CLICK HERE.

Members of the Chesapeake Society of Treasure Hunters are skilled in the use of metal detectors and are available to assist landscape archeologists in conducting historic resources field surveys for land developers and private and governmental organizations.

Many of our members are also members of these other local clubs:

Maryland Freestate Treasure Club
Eastern Shore Treasure Club
Maryland Artifact Recovery Society
South Mountain Relic & Coin Club

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For your enjoyment see these videos: Exploring Histories Treasures

Point-of-Contact is Bill Long, or phone 410-721-9728

BY THE WAY: Above photo: The William Preston Lane Jr. memorial Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Sandy Point State Park Beach. Next time you go to Sandy Point State park, when driving past that big old house, think of the heartbreak that occurred there. In 1833, Capt. Thomas Mezzick, a clipper ship captain from Baltimore, acquired the house and land and converted part of it into a horse farm. During Messick's occupancy, his family was the victim of a very unfortunate disaster. A ship from a foreign port ran aground on the Sandy Point Shoal during a storm. Mezzick and his family helped rescue the ship's crew and transport them to Annapolis. Shortly thereafter an outbreak of scarlet fever consumed the farm. Five of Mezzick's ten children died (Ref: The Sunday Sun newspaper Nov 27, 1977).