EAST TEXAS TREASURE HUNTERS ASSOCIATION
METAL DETECTING CLUB

"The best treasures come from the ground"

ETTHA Rules for "Finds of the Month"


1) To enter any item(s) in the Finds of the Month you must be a member of ETTHA and club dues must be current for the year.


2) Finds of the Month consist of what you have dug or found while metal detecting from the club meeting of the previous month to the current club meeting.  For example, you cannot use an item that you found in June 2018 to be placed in January 2019.  Finds of January 2019 must be found between club meeting in December 2018 and the club meeting in January 2019.  Only finds found from the monthly meeting until the next monthly meeting will qualify for the Finds of the Month.  Finds placed in Finds of the Months can only be used once.


3) Any item in any category may be removed by the Huntmaster and one other Board Member or Officer at their discretion if the item does not comply with the Finds of the Month rules.  Only one item per member for each of the categories will qualify.


4) Any bottle found while in the process of metal detecting on the surface of the ground needs to be placed in the SCAVENGER category.  All other bottles dug while metal detecting are to be placed in the RELICS or JUDGE’S CHOICE categories.  If placed in RELICS, it must be 50 years old or older.


5) If you find multiple items of the same category, the first one must go in the applicable category.  The additional item(s) can be placed in JUDGE’S CHOICE or RELICS.  If placed in RELICS it must be 50 years old or older.


6) Pictures and descriptive materials may be substituted for an item if the item is unavailable for display.


7) You must be present at the club meetings to submit your finds for the Finds of the Month.


FIND OF THE YEAR: Only items entered in the Finds of the Month and winning first place during the year may be entered in the Find of the Year competition. This runs December through November each year.


COINS: Must be dug while in the process of metal detecting.  No coins found in planted competition hunts or won by previous wins in the Finds of the Month can be used in this category.  If more than one coin is found, one coin must be placed in the COINS category.  Additional coins may be placed in JUDGE'S CHOICE of any date or in the RELICS category if it is 50 years old or older.


JEWELRY: Must be dug while in the process of metal detecting.  No jewelry found in planted competition hunts can be used in this category.  If more than one piece of jewelry is found, one piece of jewelry must be placed in the JEWELRY category.  Additional pieces of jewelry may be placed in JUDGE'S CHOICE or RELICS if it is 50 years old or older.


TOKENS: Must be dug while in the process of metal detecting.  No tokens found in planted competition hunts can be used in this category.  If more than one token is found, one token must be placed in the TOKENS category.  Additional tokens may be placed in JUDGE'S CHOICE or RELICS if it is 50 years old or older.


RELICS: Anything 50 years old or older and must be dug while in the process of metal detecting.  No items found in planted competition hunts can be used in this category.


JUDGE'S CHOICE: Anything dug while in the process of metal detecting, bottles, relics, additional coins, additional jewelry and additional tokens.  No items found in planted competition hunts can be used in this category.


SCAVENGER: Anything found on the ground not necessarily in the process of metal detecting.  For example, if you found something in a parking lot or on the ground somewhere even when you are not metal detecting, it can qualify to be placed in this category.


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