Barbara Burgess

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a ''Reward Basis'' you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call-out fee of $25.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located)

Search Types

Land and beach - sand and shallow water. For beach hunts the quicker you call after losing an item, the more likely I am to find it. Searches not limited to rings ! Have also found and returned keys, earrings, watches, and cellphones. If it’s metal, I can find it.

Search Locations

Mobile and Baldwin Counties - Mobile, Dauphin Island, Daphne, Fairhope, Spanish Fort, Foley, Elberta, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach.

Barbara Burgess's Bio

I have been metal detecting off and on for 30 years, and more seriously for the past 5.

My husband is also an avid detectorist and often accompanies me on lost items searches so you are essentially getting two experienced persons for the price if one. Between the two of us, we have an array of several high end metal detectors using some of the most advanced detecting technology. (Equinox 800, Deus, Excalibur, AT Pro)

We have done multiple searches and returns in the past, including a 1970 University of Tennessee class ring returned to the owner almost 50 years after he lost it - you may have seen me in the news.

I look forward to reuniting you with your cherished lost items.

Barbara Burgess - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost ring – Gulf Shores, Alabama (2021)

    I saw a Facebook post yesterday about a lost University of Alabama class ring. Being an avid Alabama fan as well as a relative of former championship quarterback AJ McCarron, I knew I had to go look for it ! Dylan thought he had put the ring on top of one of the beach chairs […]

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  • Lost earring – Gulf Shores, Alabama (2021)

    I love it when I’m detecting along the beach and someone approaches me asking, “Can you please help me ?”  I was swinging this morning with a friend in the Perdido area when Brandon came up and asked for help. They had been taking some pictures a couple of days ago when his wife lost […]

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  • Lost ring Mobile, Alabama…..found (2021)

    Hi ! My name is Barbara Burgess and I would love to help you find your lost items. I specialize in lost jewelry, but have also found car keys, cell phones, property markers, etc. My specialty is the beach but can search in dirt, grass, yards, playgrounds, and parks equally well.

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