HRANF is an association of metal detecting and history enthusiasts based in Jacksonville Florida. Our members come from the Jacksonville area and cities all over north Florida and south Georgia. We represent a wider range of metal detecting interest from relic hunting, coin shooting, jewelry hunting, and treasure/beach hunting. Some of us take it a step further in documenting and recording the recovery of our unearthed history that still lies beneath our feet. We search for those stories, one beep at a time.
~We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Piccadilly Restaurant, 3216 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, Florida 32216.
~Short business meeting and discuss upcoming activities.
~Monthly “Finds” competition in six categories with a silver coin to the winner in each category.
~Short lecture, demonstration or presentation about various aspects of metal detecting.
~Drawing for a prize for attending member who wore his/her name tag.
~50/50 raffle for cash prize, with balance going to support club activities.
Periodic Club Activities
~Organized club hunts at various locations around our area.
Annual Club Activity
~Metal detecting 101 class for beginning and experienced detectorists.
~From Backyards to Beaches, we can help you recover that lost item. 99.9% of everything we unearth was not put there on purpose. Maybe you lost a class ring while swinging from that old tree off the St. Johns or and earring while watching that young superstar from the sidelines. The sooner you contact us the better the chances of recovery. It’s never too late too look. We can help.
If you have a property that you think may be hiding some historical artifacts, a cleared piece of property or an old 1800’s – 1900’s dwelling that you would like us to take a look at, let us know using the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page. We will send someone to meet with you, discuss the potential for searching and finding buried artifacts, explain our process, and set a date for the search. You might be surprised what comes out of the ground right under your feet!