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 9+ 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

  • Lost and Found in East Laport, NC (2023)

    I detected a friends house the state had just taken by imminent domain and bulldozed. After many days of detecting I found this 3rd Calvary Army ring on the property one day. Turns out it belonged to her father-in-law. He didn’t remember when it was lost. It took a few months to return it due […]

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  • Lost and Found in Oak Bluffs Massachusettes (2023)

    I started metal detecting in 2014. I found this class ring in my mothers front yard my first week with my Ace 350. It was hand delivered to the owner in the next state that week. He couldn’t believe I found it, as he had lost it 40 plus years prior. 1971 MV class ring. […]

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  • Lost and Found in Waynesville, NC (2020)

    Got a call from a coworker that her son had lost his grandmothers gold ring in their yard. About 45 minutes bingo! Found Memorial Day weekend 2020. 

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  • 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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