2019 March GCTC Newsletter (PDF)

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March, 2019
Volume 44 Number 3
Frank Nash
Sue Chonoles

John Burke

The Tinfoil Times
Gold Coast Treasure Club, Inc.
Our code of ethics: Have permission and do no harm

Our next club meeting will be
7:00 PM, March 13, 2019
South Florida Science Center
Garden Club Building
4800 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Laurie Haire

March Birthdays

Frank Nash
Jack Kazee
John Lobota
Website Administrator
John Lobota
Newsletter Editor
Jack Kazee

Contact Us:
Frank Nash
9729 Whippoorwill Trail
Jupiter, FL 33478

The March meeting will be held on Wednesday,
March 13, at 7:00pm.
Our guest speaker will be Joe from Reilly’s Treasured Gold in
Pompano Beach. Joe has been detecting for decades and is well
versed in all the different manufactures of the various metal
detectors due to working at RTG.
Bring your questions regarding your particular detector and /
or hunting the beaches or inland areas for the question and
answer portion of his presentation. We might have time to look
at your detector during the break with Joe, so bring your

Dues are $35 per year. New members
pay an initiation fee of $5, plus:
$35 if joining between Jan 1st through
the end of June, or $17.50 if joining
between July 1 and December 31. $5
extra for FMDAC membership.

Please pay your club dues, if you have not already
done so.

Jason Petenbrink


Ana Betances


Heather McNew


Marilyn Batts


Marge Hamlin


Cyndee Freeman


Don Clemens


Join us before the meeting at
5:15 for dinner.
Flanigan’s back room
330 Southern Blvd
West Palm Beach
Please RSVP by noon
March 12
Laurie Haire
(954) 593-4800
Dutch treat

The Tinfoil Times

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February 2019 Club Minutes
Tripp is planning a land hunt at an old school that was built in 1950 located in Lake Worth. It has never been hunted. He received
permission for us to hunt there. A sign-up sheet was made available at the meeting. However, additional info will be made available at our
next meeting, as well as an opportunity for others to sign up for the hunt. The hunt is set for Sunday, March 17, at 8:00 a.m.
Bill Lane provided information about an open hunt in Wabasso (Kiwanis-Hobart Park) on Saturday, 3/9. The all day hunt is $125. If you
register before 3/1, the cost is $99. He can provide additional information on it. He had handed out info flyers at the meeting.

Reminder, the March meeting will be held on Wednesday, 3/13.
Sue gave her tips for the month. This one was about being aware of your sites and of your surroundings.
Frank gave a demonstration on 6 pin pointers with feedback from the audience.
Members brought in items to sell in during the meeting.

Vibra-Tech Pinpointer Raffle
Club Secretary John Burke has donated a Vibra-Tector 740 underwater pin pointer.
This pin pointer is worth $200. Raffle tickets are $3 each, or 2 for $5. There are still
some tickets left, so make sure you get yours at the meeting.

St. Patrick’s Day Club Hunt
1718 Douglas St
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Tripp Cioci has put together this month’s hunt at a local school. The building has been there since the 1950s, so
there’s no telling what we may find.
Members can park on the street or park in the dirt parking lot south of the building. The fence is locked, so we are
getting special permission to hunt. Please be respectful to not leave any holes. The fee is $5.00 which will be
donated to the non-profit school. It is a great opportunity to test your machine on a inland hunt, and help out a nonprofit organization at the same time. See you there!

The Tinfoil Times

Club Hunt News
The club hunt was a two part hunt enjoyed by the twelve members that attended.
Everyone met around 5 p.m.
A large variety of items were provided for their dining enjoyment. Hamburgers, cheese burgers, 4 bags of chips in a variety of
flavors, Oreo cookies, sugar free cookies, honey roasted peanuts, various sodas both regular and sugar free, and bottles of

Most of the members had something to eat and drink before the first hunt began, which consisted of a day time wild hunt
lasting a little over an hour. The group left the meeting spot going down to the beach in a rather large group. Shortly after they
left, a guy who had been detecting with a CTX 30-30 left the beach returning to his car that was near to our meeting place. As I
approached to inquire how his search went, he noticed the Minelab hat I was wearing and made a positive remark about
Minelab. His reply to how his day went is priceless.
He said he had been detecting for a couple of hours finding a lot of quarters, leaving the pennies behind, until a bus load of
metal detecting people had descended upon the beach, which caused him to leave. If only we had all been wearing a Club Tshirt, looking like an army.
As darkness approached it was back to the meeting area to refresh with drinks and food. That gave Laurie Haire time to plant
coins and "jewelry" for the night hunt.
With a early rising nearly full moon, it was time for the night to begin. The hunt lasted a little over an hour. The temperature
was around 70 degrees with a steady light wind blowing any bugs away making for a pleasant atmosphere. ( No pun intended,
well maybe).
As the members returned with a bounty of coins and treasures we tallied up the winners for the various categories, aided by
the light from the latrine and flashlights provided by Dave and Sue enabling us to see the goodies. Our thanks to their
foreplaning to provide light.
Prizes awarded included Leather Man multiitem type of pliers, small AAA flashlights and a small Leatherman with a flashlight

Since it appeared everyone enjoyed the two hunts, it motivates Laurie and me to plan more hunts. If you didn't, my apologies.
Submitted by Frank Nash, President

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Best Finds for February 2019

Best Silver
CZ Tennis Bracelet
April Sovich

Most Unusual
Arnie Steiner

Best Coin
1945 Mercury Dime
Arnie Steiner

February Winners
Ed Morin
April Sovich
Arnie Steiner

Please remember to put your first and last name on
the entry form with submitting items on the Best
Finds table. Do not use initials, or first names only.
Points are awarded for first and second place each
month, which goes toward the Detector of the Year
award. If we can’t figure out who submitted the item,
we can’t give you credit for the find.

Advertise in the Tinfoil Times
Business card ads are $25 per year.
Classifieds are free to members, preferably metal detecting
related, one ad per month.
More details available at the meeting.

$425.00 Makro Racer 2 Advanced Target ID Metal Detector
slightly used and comes with bonus rain covers for the display
and battery compartments. Also includes a protective plastic
skid plate for the search coil and user manual.
This is an awesome metal detector that outperforms many others on the market. Light weight and easy to use! Excellent for the
Beach and wet sand too!
Call Tripp 561-818-2552


The Tinfoil Times

March Meeting Date
The March meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13th.



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