Gold Coast Treasure Hunters – Meetings

Our metal detecting club, Gold Coast Treasure Hunters, started many years ago in the Ventura-Oxnard area and moved the meeting location to Simi Valley in 2006. This club is for people involved in the hobby of coin, jewelry and artifact hunting with a metal detector. Club members range from those new to metal detecting to very experienced detectorists. Meetings are open to everyone, including those who are just curious about the hobby.

At club meetings, members display what they have found since the last meeting. Viewing the displays gives guests some good insight into what to expect from metal detecting in our area. We are just a bunch of friendly people who enjoy metal detecting, talking about detecting and showing what we find. It costs nothing to visit.

Our members and visitors come from all around the Los Angeles and Ventura county areas, from towns such as Santa Clarita, Camarillo, Van Nuys, Oxnard, Northridge, Agoura Hills, Woodland Hills, Reseda, Newbury Park, North Hills, Thousand Oaks, Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Calabasas, Moorpark, Burbank, Santa Paula, and Granada Hills.

Gold Coast Treasure Hunters meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at the Simi Valley Senior Center located at 3900 Avenida Simi in Simi Valley, California. Annual membership dues are $25 for the first adult in a household, plus $10 for each additional household member signed up for membership. Visitors are welcome! Come join us to see what it’s all about!


Take the Tapo Canyon exit from highway 118, go north to Avenida Simi, turn left to

Simi Valley Senior Citizens Center

3900 Avenida Simi

Simi Valley, CA  93065


Our club is on Facebook!

Face Book:

or search Facebook for “Gold Coast Treasure Hunters”. The most recent news about club activities, meetings, and prizes is on the Facebook page.

Questions About the Club

If you have any questions about the club, please contact

Recovery Program

If you have lost a piece of jewelry we may be able to help!

Please contact and we will see what we can do!


2020 Meetings

Our regular club meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 pm.  For 2020, that’s:

January 15, February 19, March 18, April 15, May 20, June 17, July 15,  August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused in-person meetings to be canceled. We have switched to Zoom online meetings instead. Members are sent email messages showing how and when to connect. Check your inbox!

What Happens at Meetings?

Take a look at some of our meeting summaries. They show what we talk about, what we do, and what kinds of treasures we find each month. Click on the links below.

April 2019 Meeting

November 2018 Meeting

August 2018 Meeting

July 2018 Meeting

April 2018 Meeting

March 2018 Meeting

October 2017 Meeting

August 2017 Meeting

July 2017 Meeting

June 2017 Meeting

April 2017 Meeting


Other Interesting Stuff

Bill Watson's Gold Ring VDI Chart

This chart shows the VDI (sometimes called TID, for Target ID) numbers for over 50 gold rings, which Bill pushed into a thick cardboard sheet. White’s VDIs are down the left, Minelab down the right. Weight in grams is across the bottom. Notice the nickel’s position in the center of the chart.