If you are interested in joining a Metal Detecting club in the Tampa Bay area, you are welcome to attend our monthly club meetings held at 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of every month except the month of December.
Our meetings are held at Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park, Florida and directions are available by clicking "Directions" in the Navigation bar at the top of this page. Please spend some time browsing this site and see the various activities we enjoy as members.
We have members interested in Coin Shooting, Relic Hunting, Beach and Water Hunting, and Fossil Hunting as well so you are sure to find someone with the same interests as you.. Please come to our next meeting and see if we are a fit for you. We would love to have you join us.
As a club, we have returned more than 376 lost items.
Click Here to View our recoveries at The Ring Finders Blog
You can also view our recoveries as a FaceBook member at SRARC.
We would be happy to attempt to help you recover your lost item.
Please contact us by phone or email using the information provided below.Email
Meetings are held on the forth Monday of every month. When the Monday falls on a holiday the meeting day will be changed. There is no meeting held in December.
|Location:||Bill Jackson's Shop for Adventure|
|9501 US Highway 19 N.|
|Pinellas Park, FL 33782|
|Program for February:||To Be Announced|
|Vice President||Joe Szemer|
|Board Member||Mark Prue|
|Board Member||Stan Flack|
|Board Member||Mike Miller|
|Board Member||Paul Hill|
|Board Member||Jim Adams|
|Newsletter Editor||Tom Jones|
|Competition||Chris and Georgia Duerden|
|Refreshments||Joe & Pat Montione||Refreshments||Jim & Gerri Adams|
|Hunts & Raffle||Joe Szemer|
|I will always check Federal, State, County and local laws before searching. It is my responsibility to " KNOW THE LAW ".|
|I will respect private property and will not enter private property without the owner,s permission. Where possible, such permission shall be in writing.|
|I will take care to refill all holes and try not to leave any damage.|
|I will remove and dispose of any and all trash and litter that I find.|
|I will appreciate and protect our inheritance of natural resources, wildlife and private property.|
|I will as an ambassador for the hobby, use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.|
|I will work to bring unity to our hobby by working with any organization of any geographic area that may have problems that will limit their ability to peacefully pursue the hobby.|
|I will leave gates as found.|
|I will build fires in designated or safe places only.|
|I will report to the proper authorities any individuals who enter and or remove artifacts from Federal Parks or State Preserves.|
Joe and Pat Montione
Jim and Gerri Adams
Chris & Georgia Duerden
Archaeologists discover 3,500-year old Mycenaean warrior and his treasures Published October 27, 2015 FoxNews.com
(Photo courtesy of the University of Cincinnati)
If striking gold is great, striking ancient gold must be better. While digging for artifacts at the Palace of Nestor in southern Greece, an archaeological team headed up by researchers from the University of Cincinnati stumbled upon what they now believe is the grave of a wealthy Mycenaean warrior.
The Palace of Nestor features in Homeric legend, and the recent archaeological efforts seek to study and uncover the palace, which was destroyed by fire around 1200 B.C., but remains the best-preserved palace from the Bronze Age found on Greece's mainland. Inside the grave, the team uncovered the remains of a male they estimate to be age 30-35 years of age lying on his back. Beside him, weapons lay to the left and treasures lay to the right.
Highlights from the find include weapons gilded of precious metals, gold rings, gold and silver cups, carved ivory and over 1,000 beads made of precious stones. The team also noted that the lack of items made of pottery indicates the man's wealth and position in the community at the time he was alive. UC Magazine writes on its website, "The tomb may have held a powerful warrior or king – or even a trader or a raider – who died at about 30 to 35 years of age but who helped to lay the foundations of the Mycenaean culture that later flourished in the region." The warrior's grave shaft measured about 5 feet deep, 4 feet wide and 8 feet long and the team worked on clearing it for about two weeks before uncovering the warrior and his trove of treasures.
The project is headed up by UC's Sharon Stocker, senior research associate in the Department of Classics, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and Jack Davis, Carl W. Blegen Chair in Greek Archaeology. Other UC team members making the discovery included UC faculty, staff specialists and students. UC Magazine writes, "The excavation was organized through the Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati, with sponsorship from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and with permits from the Greek Ministry of Culture."
Stocker told UC magazine, "This previously unopened shaft grave of a wealthy Mycenaean warrior, dating back 3,500 years, is one of the most magnificent displays of prehistoric wealth discovered in mainland Greece in the past 65 years."
Stocker added that the warrior pre-dates the days of legendary King Nestor and his father Neleus by around 200-300 years. "That means he was likely an important figure at a time when this part of Greece was being indelibly shaped by close contact with Crete, Europe's first advanced civilization."
|$25 Gift Card||Gerri Adams|
|Silver Proof Dollar||Joe Montione|
|Silver Proof Dollar||Gerri Adams|
|Silver Proof Dollar||Ben Torres|
|Silver Proof Dollar||Phil Schiro|
|Silver Proof Dollar||Bill Kober|
|Silver Half Dollar||Pat Montione|
|Silver Half Dollar||Eddie Garcia|
|Silver Half Dollar||Ken Gunther|
|Silver Half Dollar||Mark Sillence|
|Silver Half Dollar||Jim Adams|
|Silver Quarter||Mark Sillence|
|Silver Quarter||Gerri Adams/td>|
|Silver Quarter||Rod Hughson|
|Silver Quarter||Carolyn Cornwall|
|Silver Quarter||Ed Osmar|
|Silver Quarter||Ben Torres|
|Silver Quarter||Phil Schiro|
|Silver Quarter||Pat Montione|
|Silver Quarter||Mark Sillence|
|Silver Quarter||Ginny Sachelban|
|Silver Quarter||Howard Seymour|
|Silver Quarter||Mike Kennedy|
|Silver Quarter||Marty Rodriquez|
|Silver Quarter||Ken Gunther|
|Pull Tab Raffle|
|Silver Quarter||Mike Kennedy|
|Door Prize Winners:|
|Silver Half||Frank Ranieri|
|Name Tag Drawing|
Congratulation to all the winners!
|Annual Banquet 12/2/2013|
|FT. Desoto Historic Hunt 4/12/2014|
|Picnic and Fun Hunt 4/19/2014|
|3rd Annual Wally Swartz Memorial Silver Hunt 7/27/2014|
|Picnic and Fun Hunt 11/1/2014|
|FT. Desoto Historic Hunt 11/14/2014|
|Annual Banquet 12/1/2014|
|FT. Desoto Historic Hunt 4/4/2015|
|FT Desoto Historic Hunt 4/4/2015 Video|
|Picnic and Fun Hunt 4/11/2015|
|Picnic and Fun Hunt 10/24/2015|
|Ft Desoto Relic Hunt 11-7-2015|
|Annual Christmas Dinner 2015|