Treasure Coast Archaeological Society
Sebastian, Florida  Indian River County

TCAS 23rd Annual
Benefit Hunt

Come one come all to the Annual Gathering of Treasure Hunters from throughout the land.  There will be fun, food, prizes and merriment for all
at the 23rd Annual Benefit Hunt!

We thank all of you who attended last years 22nd annual hunt.
We look forward to seeing you again at this year's hunt,
When:  Saturday, March 13, 2010
Where:  Kiwanis-Hobart Park, Wabasso, Florida

Under the shade of the pines in Hobart Park.

Click here to see a map.

Where's Kiwanis-Hobart Park?

The Park is located near Wabasso, Florida 

on 77th Street between US1 and CR613.

Just over one mile south of CR 510 and about 1 mile west of US1. 

Click here to see a map.


For further information regarding the hunt, contact

Mitch King

Hunt coordinator



The Festivities Will Start 
At 9:00AM!



Spanish Reales - Metal Detectors
Treasure Scoops - Silver Coins
Mint Sets - and a Whole Lot More!

We have made a few changes to the hunts.

Schedule of Events

9:00 - 9:45 am  REGISTRATION
9:45 - 10:00 am ORIENTATION
10:00 - 11:00 am  COMPETITION HUNT
There will be several thousand painted tokens evenly distributed in the marked-off area, very close to the surface (within 1").  The goal is to locate and recover as many of the marked coins as possible in one hour. Trophies and prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Please feel free to gather at the border prior to the hunt, but please do not enter the area before the beginning of the hunt.  Everyone will begin at the same time and end at the same time.  Remaining time will be announced.  Please do not share tokens. This hunt will require speed, technique, skill and the ability to bend over and have good knees and back. This hunt is for bragging rights as the "Best Competition Hunter". 

11:15 - 11:30 am YOUTH HUNT (12 and under) 
The smaller buccaneers among us will have an opportunity to strut their stuff.  This is a mini version of the Competition Hunt. Yes, you can observe and give verbal help, but the smaller buccaneer is the only one who can operate the magic wand (metal detector) and retrieve the tokens.  Remember the primary goal is to have fun.  (There is no charge for this hunt.)
11:15 - 12:00 Noon THE SHOOT-OUT (PINPOINT)
This will definitely get you in the mood to pull some hair.  The object is to locate and place an X on the specific location of a coin attached to the underside of a piece of plywood.  The goal is to pinpoint the exact center of the hidden coin's location with your metal detector.  You will have 30 seconds to make your mark. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Then its break for LUNCH! 12:00 to 1:30pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm SILVER HUNT and REALE HUNT    YES, we will plant silver coins !!    

A large amount of silver coins will be randomly distributed in the field.  Recover as many as you can, and keep all that you find!!!  The more that sign up, the more coins we will put in the ground!  Prize tokens will also be planted and some will be for SPANISH REALES! 


The cost is $85 for the whole day (all hunts) including lunch. No individual pricing.

If you send in a copy of this page or an official hunt form with payment before

 March 1st, 2010, the cost is only $75

There is no charge this year for the Youth Hunt.

Lunch is available for $8 for those not participating in the hunt
(price subject to change).

All hunts rain or shine.

You will be given a badge at sign in, you must wear it during all hunts.

Headphones required. 

  No pulse machines or pulse type devices, and please  large shovels or picks!

You must dig and retrieve your own targets!

Personal checks, moneys order ok.

Make payable to:


PO BOX 780-768

Sebastian, FL 32978


Click here for a official hunt form

Walk-ins welcome on the day of the hunt.


Any questions? E-mail the hunt coordinator

updated March, 2009

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