Ian Scott

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

Base rate covers fuel costs and successful recovery is based on reward of what ever you think my service is worth, or can afford. If I don’t find it you only pay for travel expenses.

I encourage you to contact Police on 09 2611300 to log a report if I can’t find it.

Search Types

Jewellery, tools, keys, survey markers...anything metal.

Search Locations

I can work on land and up to my waist in water, I also have contacts who are trained with SCUBA.

Sea, rivers, lakes, gardens, construction sites...

Historic reserves are protected in New Zealand by the historic places trust, it will be up to you to ask for permission for me to work on these sites, private property will need permission from the land owner.

I don’t look for buried cables, water mains or other utilities

I will travel as far a Pukekohe,West Auckland, Takapuna, otherwise I will contact another detectorist.

Ian Scott's Bio

I live in east Auckland where I live with my wife. I am the administrator for the Facebook page New Zealand Ring Finder and have been a keen hobby detectorist for 10 years. I have successfully returned almost a $100,000 in lost items to very grateful people so I hope I can help you to.

Ian Scott - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Wedding ring Found Auckland NZ (2020)

    This afternoon I went to Okahu bay Auckland to meet Jules who had lost her platinum wedding band on the beach. I met her at the search area and asked her to bring her engagement ring so I could check the target ID and hear its tone. The grass was loaded with trash targets so […]

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  • Lost rings found Mangere, Auckland (2019)

    Today I met a young lady who had lost two rings in an industrial park in the grass, When I arrived she explained that she had gone back to find one ring with a friend and a hired metal detector, but had trouble trying to use it. They had also tried to throw things to […]

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  • Lost bracelet found in Auckland New Zealand (2019)

    Recovery by Ian Scott. I answered a desperate message on the local grapevine about a lost Pandora bracelet on Eastern beach Auckland NZ. The family were on an outing at the beach on Saturday when the young daughter’s bracelet fell into the sand. When I arrived there had been a few attempts to retrieve it […]

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  • Auckland New Zealand Ring returned (2019)

    A work colleague contacted me to ask if I could help find her friends engagement ring that had been lost in her garden a few days before. The property was in south Auckland New Zealand and the ring was somewhere on the front lawn. I was met by the owner who had spent hours searching. […]

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  • Auckland New Zealand $250,000 lost ring found in garden (2019)

    Wednesday afternoon I was contacted by a lady who had been pruning her hedge when she felt her ring slip off her finger. She spent some time shaking the bushes and reaching around the roots. After realizing that she probably needed a metal detector, she decided to call me. This morning I went to an […]

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