Arizona Treasures Unlimited, Inc. (ATU) is a nonprofit corporation registered in the state of Arizona to promote the safe and lawful recovery of lost and abandoned objects through the processes of research, education, and the distribution of information.
The ATU meets on the third Tuesday of the month (holidays included). Meetings are at the American Legion Post #1, 364 N 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Lighted parking is available and everyone should use the main entrance. The action begins promptly at 7PM and lasts about 2 hours. Family and visitors are welcome.
Our meetings are a great place to learn about metal detecting, dump digging, and treasure hunting. You will also develop an appreciation for the history of Arizona and the difficulties of life in the early days. We enjoy presentations on topics like railroading and mining as well as practical topics like cleaning coins.
Finds of the Month Contest:
Our “Finds of the Month” contest at each meeting allows us to show off our latest finds. Look for the trays of goodies along the side wall. You will be surprised at the amount of coins, jewelry and other wonders found in our parks, playgrounds and vacant lots. Prizes are awarded for the oldest U.S. coin, best coin, best club trip find, best jewelry, and miscellaneous.
The club raises money through a raffle at each meeting with several prizes, usually collectible coins. The prizes are on display at the front of the meeting room for inspection. From each raffle the club spends half of the proceeds on prizes for the next month’s raffle. The more tickets bought, the better the prizes for the next meeting. Visitors are allowed, even encouraged, to buy raffle tickets.
We have monthly outings that take place the weekend following the regular club meeting. Trip details are given out to members only at the meeting. Members and family are welcome at all club functions; high-clearance vehicles and/or 4x4 may be needed to attend the monthly outing.
The club supports the community through contributions to selected charities and through volunteer efforts in support of government agencies. The club is available to assist with the recovery of evidence and individuals also assist in the recovery of lost personal items such as wedding and class rings.
Membership is limited to adults eighteen or older although children are welcome at club functions under the direction of their parents. Dues are $30/year for and individual, or $40/year for a family payable in January and are prorated for half year in July. All adults in a family membership have voting rights in all club matters.
In summary, look us over and if you like us, join us!