Category Archives: Successful Recovery

Posts about recovery attempts that people have notified me about.


I recently received a desperate plea to help search for a lost engagement ring.

It’s a good thing that I had made arrangements 2 weeks earlier. I recently had surgery and could not complete the search. I made arrangements with fellow metal detectorist Ed to handle any calls that I receive while on the recovery trail.

I took the information from Derrick and gave Ed a call. Ed was able to go out and search that day. He said it took all of 10 minutes to find the ring that was missing for more than 24 hours. This recovery was made in Lumberton NJ.

Teamwork made this recovery happen.

This is the season that calls for lost items increases immensely, especially since I am near the beaches of NJ. If you lose something, try to get the GPS Coordinates from your cell phone. This will greatly increase the chances of making a recovery. If you can’t get GPS numbers, mark the area with immovable items, or take pictures of the surrounding area.

Then call me with the information. 707-706-3626


Lost in 22 inches of snow!


My latest recovery is posted on the website under Haddonfield NJ. (Lost Keys)

Paul had lost his keys while shoveling after a 22 inch snow storm/blizzard. His wife was very worried that someone would find the keys to the house and cars.

It amazes me at how many people lose things in the snow.

If you lose something metal, call a professional. So many people waste time and money on buying a metal detector to try and find their lost item. It takes years of practice to learn how to properly use a metal detector. The different types of sounds & metals in the ground will totally confuse most people.



Last Successful Ring Recovery of 2015


I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy & Healthy New Year.

2015 was very successful for me in being able to return a lot of lost items to people. I am hoping for even more success in 2016.

I added my last recovery for 2015 in my blog. It is titled “Those Darn Leaves!”

If you lose an item, don’t try to rent a metal detector. It takes years of practice to really know what you are doing. Instead, enlist the services of an experienced metal detectorist.

If you ever have any questions about the hobby of metal detecting please feel free to ask me.

Happy 2016!!!


New Post: Lost Ring Found

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Here is the link to my latest post. My wife’s friend called because her late mother had lost her Mother’s ring in her yard.

It has a happy ending with a twist. I didn’t take any reward. My wife actually bought a raffle ticket to support her friend’s kids school. Karma took hold, and we won a very nice prize.

Click on the ling to get to the story:

Lost Mother’s Ring