Visit, Learn, and Make Friends

Guests are welcome to our monthly meetings.  Trying to decide what equipment you might need?  Wondering what people find? Are you new to detecting?  Want to learn more about techniques for hunting?  We have an extensive library of books on topics we might need to identify.  Our meetings are open to interested people.  We have monthly raffles and refreshments for all who come.

Next Meeting

Our next meeting is Friday November 21st at 8 PM.  Doors open at 7 PM for members to chat and fill the Finds table.

The Latest Table Finds have been posted.

We are excited to be making changes to our club and welcoming 9 new members in the last few months.  Our bylaws committee continues to review and update the bylaws of our club.  Elections were held at the September meeting we have new officers.  Thank you for all that participated. 

IMPORTANT   All members are asked to read and give feedback by email and their suggestions to the by- laws committee.  You should have received an email describing our plans. 

NOVEMBER -Help build our treasury.    It's always time to bring in our "not so wonderful finds" to the scrap metal collection to be cashed in.  Bring brass, aluminum, copper and lead in any quantity.  Containers will be at the NOVEMBER meeting.

Welcome Back !


Welcome Back !  


Thank you to all members who attended our recent meetings.  Members are returning and are finding us for the first time.

We elected new club officers who have stepped forward to reorganize and lead us.


We urge all members to attend and enjoy our new energy.  

Our finds table was crowded with fantastic finds

The 50-50 raffle has grown larger with our attendance.

Laughter greets our new members and our younger members are helping with the raffle.


Good hunting this month-enjoy the weather !  See you friday the 21st of November.  Christmas Party is scheduled for December 19th this year. 



June Meeting Notes


This Months Tips from Members


yes Always keep all your trash as you hunt.  If someone starts to hassle you it becomes a good example of our help to the public for lifeguards, or park officials.


yes Make a detecting "APP" of your own on your smart phone.  Save helpful sight web addresses such as tide charts, Google earth and weather alerts in one folder to find quickly.


yes Start on the outside of parks, not in the middle.


yes Always check your hole again after finding an item.  You might miss another item or another coin.


yes Always use DEET based bug sprays.


yes Run low discrimination and dig all your signals.  You will find more items. Don’t miss those items low on the dial.


yes New to the hobby?   Detect in bark mulch to help learn.  It is easier to locate items, no digging.

It's In the Bag

It was 10 days before Thanksgiving, 2012.

My phone rang and it was Maura, my 20-something neighbor. She had been catching up with Facebook entries of a friend she’s known since elementary school. She noticed a rather frantic post by her friend, asking if anyone knew someone with a metal detector. Her grandmother had lost her gold wedding band and was convinced it happened while bagging fall leaves in her yard.

I hadn’t been out detecting for months, so I put fresh batteries in my Whites Spectrum XLT. The next afternoon, Maura and I drove the short distance to Kay’s house. We had a beautiful, crisp fall day for “the hunt”. Just in case we had success, I also brought my digital camera to record a “happy ending”.
Using my custom-modified Jewelry/Coin program on the XLT, I was confident that if the ring passed near my coil, I’d hear it. If the ring was indeed in one of the three leaf bags, I was hoping it wasn’t at the center, which was about nine inches from the outside of the bag and possibly more difficult to detect. I also did not want to dump the leaves out on the lawn but it might come to that.

From the start of the actual search to when Kay put the ring on her finger, it took only about 15 minutes, the shortest time I’ve ever spent searching for a lost ring. What a feeling to be able to find and return that sweet lady’s ring !                                              

Jim M.        Read the whole story

November Speaker

Our November speakerwas Paul Caranci, a third generation resident of North Providence and a student of history for many years. With photos and stories of the development of the area he presented to us the possibility of many historic finds near the mills and along the rivers flowing through the area. 

Paul related the history of the major residents and leaders who built their homes and contributed to the town a history of service to their country; supplying goods and materials for the revolutionary war; and very important developments in factory safety methods and the new concept of "insurance" for business.

North Providence was also the sparking point of the Industrial Revolution—native sons and industrialists Samuel Slater and Zachariah Allen reinvented the cotton industry and altered the course of the nation.

Paul Caranci is a third-generation resident of North Providence and has been a student of municipal and state history for many years.       Many times a published author, you can learn more about Paul at his website.




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