George Hicks

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay me what it's worth to you and what you can afford, for me to come out and find your lost item. There will be a call out fee of $20. to cover my gas expense depending on where you are located, if the item isn't found.

Search Types

Land or Beach

Search Locations

Orange (Villa Park, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Tustin) CA

George Hicks's Bio

"Well respected treasure hunter in Orange County, with a lot of experience hunting for relics, valuables, coins, rings and anything really! Hunting Beaches, Farms, Backyards, huge fields, parks, lakes, rivers, inside homes and businesses. I am a standing member of the Riverside Treasure Hunters Club in Riverside, CA where I lived for many years until recently moving back to the OC. I know many other treasure hunters and we gather often to hunt and have fun. I have returned many items, including jewelry and even a 1910 Shriner's Club Badge!

I use several detectors which all have their specialties. The New Minelab Equinox 800 is my Go-To machine, but also the Garrett AT-MAX, Garrett AT-PRO, Whites Surf-PI Pro and all with a variety of coils from 5" to 15" diameter.

I am still working and hunt evenings and weekends primarily, but can expedite a hunt if needed and time sensitive."

George Hicks - Recent Blog Post

  • “Lifeguard asks me for help!” (2019)

    Sunday night, I hit the beach about 4:30 and decided to just do Dry Sand hunting. After finding a Silver then Gold ring in an hour, I figured I would head back to the car. A lifeguard pulls up and asks if I found any rings and I said yes!  He pointed several hundred yards […]

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  • Right place, right time! (2019)

    I had just finished my time detecting at Newport Beach, and was heading back to the car and still swinging in the dry sand, when two young ladies approached me and asked if my detector could find Silver? I said it sure can, and then Kiley proceeded to tell me that she had lost her […]

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  • “Grandma’s Silver” (2018)

    At 2:00PM I received a call from Kaylynn with an unusual request. Her grandmother, whom never trusted banks, had given her (8) Index Card Boxes of Silver coins, and asked her to have her grandson bury them in their backyard in case of Apocalypse! Her grandson was young at the time, but he and his […]

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  • “It’s in the hole” (2018)

    I received an email today from James, who had lost his Gold ring in his garden, and wanted to know if I could help find it. I replied “Sure, I will call you later this afternoon”, but didn’t hear back so I figured he was busy. I emailed again letting him know the phone# he […]

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  • Something Fishy! (2017)

    Tom called and said he had lost his ring in his Koi fish pond while putting in a bubbler system for the fish. He noted that his ring was loose, just prior to going in the water, and thought “I Better be careful and not lose it.” After putting in the bubbler system, that evening […]

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George Hicks - Testimonials

  • I am so overjoyed!! I would recommend you to everyone (2017)



    Thank you so much for finding my mother's wedding ring!! You are an amazing magician! I had looked everywhere, but I couldn't find it. You found her ring in the cuff of my sweater in my closet!! I am so overjoyed!! I would recommend you to everyone if they ever need to find a sentimental ring! You made me so happy!! Thank you for helping me and for your warm-hearted kindness. *:) happy

    Lots of thanks,