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More  About  Our  Club

Our club is an association of persons interested in recovering artifacts, coins, and other interesting items from the past.  The club originally met at the Williamson County Bank in Franklin, later moving to Brentwood, McGavock High School, Woodbine Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Nolensville Pike, West Nashville Heights Church of Christ and now, in the fall of 2015, to its present meeting location. 

New members are a key element in our club.  We now have 82 memberships (single and family) as of January, 2014, and continue to grow.  Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. the first Friday of every month at Truxton Trust Building, 4525 Harding Pike, Nashville TN, 37205, 2nd floor (across the street from Kroger). Guests are always welcome.

At each meeting members may enter their finds from the previous month in a Find-of-the-Month Competition.  Programs normally consist of talks by club members or invited speakers, slide or video shows, artifact displays or demonstrations of new metal-detecting products.

Annual club dues are $30.00 for individual memberships and $35.00 for family memberships, payable to the treasurer. A monthly newsletter is sent to all members.

Our club strives to improve the public image of detector users and other amateur historians/collectors.  We therefore abide by the Treasure Hunters' Code of Ethics.

Our Annual Club Picnic and Hunt is the club highlight of the year.  We get together with our families for a picnic and several hunts for planted coins and prize tokens.



       Our club maintains a library of books on various aspects of metal-detecting and related hobbies and historical topics.  Current holdings are listed below.  Books may be checked out by members for one month at a time.  See one of the club officers to borrow a book.

American Military Button Makers and Dealers; their Backmarks and Dates
Antique Jewelry Price Guide
Antique Marbles
Artillery Fuses of the Civil War
Back Home in Williamson County
Battle of Millsprings, KY 1862, The
Blue and the Gray, The
Blue and the Gray, The, v.1
Blue and the Gray, The, v.2
Bottle Collecting in America
Brother against Brother
Brothers in Arms
Bruce Catton’s America
Buried Treasures of the Appalachians Chronicles of the Cumberland Settlements
Cities under the Gun
Civil War: A Concise History
Civil War – a Narrative, The
Civil War Collectibles Encyclopedia
Civil War Collectibles Encyclopedia ( III, IV & V)
Civil War Collector’s Price Guide (4th Ed.)
Civil War Collector’s Price Guide (6th Ed.)
Civil War Collector’s Price Guide (10th Ed.)
Civil War Commanders
Civil War Curiosities
Civil War: Day by Day, The
Civil War Guns
Civil War Soldiers –Expectations & Experiences
Civil War Projectiles II. Small Arms & Field Artillery, with Supplement
Civil War: Strange and Fascinating Facts
Civil War – Trivia Book
Coins of the Lost Galleons
Colors of the Gray
Commanders of the Civil War, The
Confederacy’s Last Hurrah, The
Confederate States of America Paper Money
Devil’s Backbone, The
Diary of a Confederate Soldier
Directory of Nashville and Davidson County Historical Markers
Diver’s Guide to Shipwrecks
Diving for Sunken Treasure
Echoes of Glory
Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Coin Market (But Were Afraid to Ask )- Video
Excavated Artifacts from Battlefields and Campsites of the Civil War 1861-1865 Supplement 1
Eyewitnessed at the Battle of Stones River
Famous Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys
Fatal Treasure
Federal civil War Shelter Tent, The
Fell’s Guide to Sunken Treasure Ships of the World
Flayderman’s Guide to Antique Firearms and their Values
Florida’s East Coast
Florida’s Golden Galleons
Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment
From Manassas to Appomattox
Galleon Alley
Gideon Wells – Lincoln’s Navy Department
Going Places with the DFX
Grading Mint-State U.S. Coins – Video
Guidebook of United States Coins – 1989
Hardtack and Coffee
Head's up on Koca Nola, A
Historical Maps of Civil War Battlefields
History of the First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry
History of the Middle Tennessee Metal Detecting Club -- 30 Years of Personal Recollections
History of the 20th Tennessee Regiment
Honorable Defeat. The Last Days of the Confederate Government
Horse Equipment of the Civil War Era
Hurricane Treasure
Illustrated History of American Civil War Relics
Inside Treasure Hunting
John Brown of Harper s Ferry
Letters to Mary: The Civil War Diary of Dr. John Kennerly Farris Life of Johnny Reb, The
Lost World of Langley Hall, The
Man Called Gurley, The
Medals, Military and Civilian of the United States Meet General Grant
Metal Detecting Bible, The
Military Buttons of the American Revolution
Minelab, The. Explorer & E-Trac Handbook
Money Pit Mystery, The
MXT Edge, The
Murfreesboro in the Civil War
My Name Was Elmwood
Nashville Battlefield Guide
Nashville 1864. The Dying of the Light
Never Mace a Skunk
Never Mace a Skunk II
Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, The
Official Price Guide to Antique Jewelry
Official Red Book – United States Coins - 2003
Old Farm Tools
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Plates and Buckles of the American Military 1795-1874
Portraits of Williamson County
Rebels &ndash Yankees: The Commanders of the Civil War
Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee
Record of American Uniform and Historical Buttons Bicentennial Edition Relics of the Coastal Empire: the Civil War YearsSecret of John Murrell’s Vault, The
Reminiscences of the Women of Missouri during the Sixties
Relics of the Coastal Empire: the Civil War Years
Salvaging Spanish Sunken Treasure
Seceret of John Murrell's Vault, The
Seceret Missions of the Civil War
Sherman's March through the Carolinas
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
Shipwrecks near Wabasso Beach
Spanish Treasure Fleets, The
Start Collecting Coins
Story of Superstition Mountain and the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine
Sunken Treasures of Florida Reefs
Tennessee Brigade, The
Thoroughfare for Freedom, v. II
Tokens and Medals
Treasure Diver’s Guide, The
Treasure Laws of the United States
True Stories of Sunken Treasure
Ultimate Metal Detecting Book – a Treasure Hunter’s Guide, TheUniform Buttons of the United States 1776-1865Uniforms,Weapons & Equipment of the Civil War
Uniform Buttons of the United States 1776-1865
Uniforms, Weapons & Equipment of the Civil War
Union Reader, The
US Treasure Atlas – TN, TX, UT
Williamson County. Out there in the First District
World of the Relic Hunter, The



Newer members to the club may find the following list useful. Many of our club members have listed the types of detectors they currently own. If you have questions about operating your detector, or just want some tips, someone with a similar detector may be able to help.

Raymond Callis -- Whites: Coinmaster Pro

Tom Carlton -- Whites: TDI; Fisher: F75 Ltd.; Nautilus: 2-DB

Cheryl Clark -- Whites: XLT

B.J. Cryer -- Whites: XLT

Mike Fuson -- Garrett: AT Pro

Tony Guin -- Fisher: F75; Tesoro: Silver Sabre, Cibola 2, Cortes, Tiger Shark; Minelab: X2 Pro

Tim Guthormsen -- Whites: Eagle Spectrum; Fisher: CZ 21; Minelab: X-Terra 205

Wally Hawkins -- Whites: DFX, VX3; Fisher: F75; Tesoro: Vaquero; XP Deus

Whit Hill -- Fisher: F75 Spec. Ed.; Tesoro: Tejon, Cibola

Van Irwin -- Whites: DFX 300; Minelab: Sovereign XS-2 Pro, E-Trac, Excalibur II; Fisher Lab: F-75LTD

Jerry Lee -- Garrett: Ace 250, AT Pro

John Lorey -- Minelab: E-Trac

Aaron Lowe -- Whites: DFX; Garrett: AT Pro

Mike McCoy -- Whites: Di Pro 6000 SL, Surfmaster; Minelab: Musketeer

Oakley McKinney -- Whites: MXT; Shadow: X5

Ben Minnix -- Fisher: F70

Mark Nelson -- Garrett: AT Pro

Carl Phillips -- Whites: DFX; Garrett: Ace 250; Minelab: Explorer SE; Bounty Hunter: Red Baron

Daryll Pugh -- Fisher: F75

Michael Rybolt -- Tesoro: uMax Silver, Outlaw

Bill Siesser -- Whites: MXT, Surfmaster II; Tesoro: Bandido uMax, Tiger Shark; Teknetics: Eurotek Pro

Ray Steele -- Minelab: Sovereign GT; Garrett: ADS III Master Hunter

Bart Uselton -- Whites: MXT, Coinmaster Di Pro; Fisher: 1210; Tesoro: Vaquero, Silver Sabre II







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