I would like to welcome everyone to the SCTAA Club Blog. I will try to post information each month about our meetings and activities. I need all the help I can get so please give me suggestions and stories to use in our club blog. I also would encourage you to become an author and start your own personal blog and tell us about your metal detecting trips and your thoughts on anything else that you would like to share with us.


I will be posting some of our old newsletters if anyone is interested in reading them. The graphics may not show up because of software changes. I have also started a club Photo Album on Kodak.com. If anyone has any pictures they would like to add, E-mail them to me and I will upload them.


This year is our 18th anniversary and I think we have come a long way. A lot of friends have been made with lots of fun and some great finds.


Just a reminder that hunting season is approaching here in South Carolina and it would be a good idea to stay away from these areas and not interfere with the hunters since their season is so short and to keep from getting shot.


We had a good turn-out at our club hunt Saturday. The weather was beautiful, it did get a little cool for a while but over all it was great. There were about 32 present and 22 hunters.


Our first hunt was the Poker Hunt. We started hunting at 10:15 and hunted about 30 minutes. Tyrone won this hunt with 3 Kings. Tyrone also found a card from last years Poker Hunt. We would like to thank Dan & Brenda for sponsoring this hunt.


After the first hunt we had lunch with some great tasting hot dogs, beans, pasta salad and some good looking deserts.


Our second hunt (Token Hunt) started a 1:00 and lasted 45 minutes. It was silver dimes, silver quarters, silver half & tokens. All of the tokens were found except for one. I found a little treasure chest filled with dimes and a note for a special prize (Eisenhower dollar, two Susan B. Anthony’s and four Kennedy half’s.) planted by Dan & Brenda. Thanks.


We would like to thank all who donated coins and prizes and for everyone who brought and prepared the food. Thanks to Tyrone for getting the beach and preparing the field and planting the coins. Thanks to Randy for all the work that went into this hunt and for planting the tokens. 

Let’s get started early! Start thinking about next years hunt and if anyone has any ideas or suggestion let Randy


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This is a reprint from one of our old newsletter.

Breakfast Club


As usual most all my excursions begin with the Breakfast Club at Hardees, McDonalds or café in the areas I have planned to hunt. A few weeks ago while downing the energy for the day’s hunt I could here several conversations going on. Nothing really interesting until an older gentlemen asked if the new owners of the old Presbyterian Church were going to tear it down. The response to his question was no, they were just beginning to renovate it.  I am all ears now and ready for more information. Sure enough several gentlemen sitting close by joined the conversation. In approximately the time it would take to get your detector in the car I had found out a few of the activities that had taken place both inside and out, how old the building was, what it was used for and what was it going to become. Where is it? Who are the new owners? Would you like to join? Before I forget it was built in 1880!


Directions Given, Thank You, I hunt old coins with a metal detector, sounds like a good place to find some. Several agreed. Wonder who you would need to see about getting permission to get on the property? Me I’m the care taker and the new owners are from out of town. Permission granted along with some other leads that I will follow up on at a later date.


You also can pick up leads this way. Seat yourself with the breakfast club, don’t sit in the deserted area all by yourself say good morning and start eating. It’s easy to listen this way. Sure sometimes nothing of interest is being discussed. That’s when you mention your hobby and ask a few questions. Keep in mind these people live in the area and have a lot of information that you won’t find in any library or book. Remember you found something of importance in your research or you would not be in the area to begin with. Why not add the breakfast club along with your research. You’ll be glad you did.


Jimmy Cochran

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September Meeting

Attendance - 37 including 4 visitors.

 Program - Info about hunting in England. 

Lake Lure Hunt scheduled for Oct. 21.  So far 23 members have entered at $30 each.  The club will match each entry fee by adding $15 worth of silver for each entry.  A number of  members have donated nice items for the hunt, so we expect a great time for all.  A lot of folks have volunteered to bring food items for our hot dog cookout.


Upcoming Event - FMDAC National Convention at North Myrtle Beach, SC - Nov. 10, 11, 12, 2006

Raffle of Gold Peso Winner - Thomas Waters 

Monthly Contest Winners - Coin - 1st - Dan Cagle, 2nd - Lloyd Derrick, 3rd - Will Joyner

              Jewelry - 1st - Lloyd Derrick, 2nd - Roy Evans, 3rd - Harold Bell

              What is it? - 1st - Chris Phillips, 2nd - Brenda Cagle, 3rd - Lloyd Derrick

              Military - 1st - Darrell Mullinax, 2nd - Dan Cagle, 3rd - Lloyd Derrick

              Other - 1st - Dan Cagle, 2nd - Will Joyner, 3rd - Roy Evans

               # of Coins - 1st - Maggie Moffat (1,003), 2nd - Harold Bell (624), 3rd - Everette Smith (559)

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