About Us

HRANF is an association of metal detecting and history enthusiasts based in Jacksonville FL. Our members come from the Jacksonville area and cities all over north Florida and south Georgia. We represent a wide range of metal detecting interests 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. Jacksonville is a beautiful city that has so much history, a history that has so many fascinating stories. We search for those stories, one beep at a time.

Our Meetings

We meet the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Piccadilly Restaurant 3216 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216

Monthly Activities:
· Short business meeting and discuss upcoming activities.
· Monthly “Finds” competition in 6 categories with a silver coin to the winner in each category.
· Short lecture, demonstration or presentation about various aspects of metal detecting.
· Drawing for cash prize for attending member who wore his/her name tag.
· 50/50 raffle for a cash prize, with the balance going to support club activities.
· Q/A period

Periodic Club Activities:
· Organized club hunts at various locations around our area.

Annual Club Activity:
· Metal Detecting 101 class for beginning and experienced detectorists
· Annual Marvin Konishi Club Hunt with lots of prizes, silver coins and a great lunch!

Services Offered

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 an 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 to look. We can help.

If you have a property that you think my be hiding some historical artifacts, say 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!