Barb Connell

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I have a call out fee of $25-$50.00 depending where you are in western North Carolina if the ring is not found. This covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Lake edges, shallow rivers, parks, yards, and fields. I have one water proof detector that is good to ten feet, but prefer less then four feet depth.

Search Locations

Shallow water and land depending on water conditions, no deep water.

Barb Connell's Bio

Metal Detecting is my passion. I have found a variety of items over the past 4+ years of detecting. My biggest passion is searching for civil war relics and other historic items.

I have been published in American Digger Magazine many times. I recently wrote an article about the Blackwood Lumber Company, 1922-1944 that tells a brief history of the company and many of the finds from the companies site.

My first month detecting I found a 1971 Gold class ring from my home town. I was excited to return it to it's owner 44 years after it was lost. My two latest returns were a 3rd Cavalry Army ring to a local resident and a 1944 dog tag to the widow of the owner.

I am a registered nurse so will accommodate your requests as soon as possible depending on my schedule.

I belong to over 190 metal detecting Facebook pages and numerous web pages. Diggin in Virginia is my main hunt for the year. Great hobby, great people and great happiness with every return.

Barb Connell - Recent Blog Post

  • Cullowhee: Western North Carolina (2018)

    I’m here to make it happen! All we can do is try. I’m located in the mountains of western NC and have returned two rings to date. Hopefully, that number will increase. I have also recently returned a pre Vietnam dog tag. I am at your beck and call. Barb

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