Gold Coast Treasure Club
West Palm Beach, Fl

We are a not-for-profit group devoted to hunting for coins, jewelry, relics, and artifacts. Members use metal detectors on land and in shallow water. Members are available to recover lost property on the beaches or in public parks.


The club has monthly meetings with speakers and programs. Members also bring their monthly finds for display. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM, January-November. The meetings are located at the West Palm Beach Science Museum in Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida. Guest are welcomed. Directions & Map

Officers & Board Members

Frank Nash 786-269-5744

Sue Chonoles 561-262-8621

Jan Smirnow: 561-735-8921

Nick Mosca 954-205-3168

Board Director:
Gail Hoskins

Hunt Master Committee
Jan, Nick, Tom L, Bob D.

Steve Hoskins

Vern Blausey

Hospitality Hostess:

Prize Coordinator:
Jan Smirnow

Tom Lieberman & John Lobota

Website Administrator:
John Lobota

Newsletter Editor:
Linda Bennett

Club Mailing Address:
GCTC C/O Gail Hoskins
206 Russell Drive
Lake Worth , FL 33461


Besides the meetings the club also has monthly hunts. Some hunts are planted and other hunts are held on private sites where permission has been granted to hunt. Some private sites have been campgrounds, fairgrounds, race tracks, etc. Also the club has a holiday party in December and picnics throughout the year

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Calendar of Club Events

Story & Letter of Thanks: Vern Blausey finds
owner and returns lost ring.


2012 Treasure Hunter of the Year

2012 Top Hunters of the Year

2012 Best Finds


Coin Collecting For Newbies E-Book

UK Government Awards Exclusive Salvage
Contract to Odyssey Marine Exploration for Recovery of SS Gairsoppa Silver Cargo Jan. 25, 2010





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Detectorist Code of Ethics

1. Always check Federal, State, County and local laws before searching.

2. Respect private property and do not enter private property without the owner’s permission.

3. Take care to refill all holes and do no damage.

4. Remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter found.

5. Appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife and private property.

6. Act as an ambassador for the hobby; use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.

7. Never destroy historical or archeological treasures.

8. All treasure hunters may be judged by the example you set; always conduct yourself with courtesy and consideration for others.