Treasure, Metal Detecting books for sale

I will have some books for sale for $5.00 each of treasure, metal detecting and other books of interest that I am cleaning out of my collection. I will have them at the meeting for people to look through and purchase if wanted.



Our first meeting of the year kicks off this Saturday. Bring your coffee or water or sodas and sit back after a small formal meeting and learn about how Metal detectors work with Tom Ashworth, who with many year’s experience, teaching us all how to use our metal detectors to their fullest and best potential. Bring your metal detectors to see what your detector can do and how to set them if you would like. Don’t forget if you have any items for the raffle to bring them. Look forward to seeing you and bring a friend. 

Meeting Raffle in 2024

If you where not able to make the December meeting it was decided to take all the tickets sold for our raffle through the year, whether a ticket was a winner or not at a meeting, and put the tickets sold in a special container for a grand prize drawing at the December 2024 meeting.  Be sure to sign your name and put your telephone number on all your tickets you put into the raffle tumbler at every meeting so if yours is drawn we know who's it is.

Also, if Santa was good to you this Christmas because you where good.  And you got some good presents of new detecting equipment, no matter what.  If you have any now don't need items you could donate to the club raffle we would appreciate it. Items don't even have to be metal detecting items.

Dues will be due for 2024 starting in December.  You can pay on line on our web site.  Dues starting in 2024 are $15.00.  $5.00 for State Organization dues (TAMDC) and $10.00 to our club.  Please invite a friend and or a metal detecting buddy.  Remember bring the kids to the meetings.

Once again wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


January Meeting

It has been a good year for the Highland Lakes Metal Detecting Club with new members and a lot of good finds being shared with our members at the monthly meetings and outings.  Thanks everyone for these.

Starting with the January meeting on the 6th at 10:00am in the main meeting room at the Kingsland library.  We have Tom Ashworth going over the BASICS of a modern metal detector.  Yes, that is right, basics.  I talked Tom into slowing down and help anyone starting out learn what every setting on their detector is and what function it does and how to set it up.  Tom has over 50 years of metal detecting and is very serious and knowledgeable about all aspects of the hobby and will really be great at helping all of us learn more.  Please bring your metal detector to the meeting and be able to do adjustments and learn more about your detector plus be able to ask any questions you might have.  Invite a friend also.

We will have more of these gaining a little more info as the year goes on.  This is what the group ask for in the December meeting and we are getting this information together along with more outings that persons can learn the same.

If you have any places we might have outings to please let one of the directors know so we can start setting the outing up.  If you need help in learning how to find places let us know.

My, Earl Theiss, email is if you need to contact me.  If you need equipment and supplies I also sell several lines of metal detectors and supplies along with prospecting and mining equipment.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  See you at the meeting.