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 ring in garden found (2021)

    I got a call in the evening from a young man whose wife (Gurdeep) had lost her 14 crt gold diamond ring in their garden. You never know what the search area will be like, I hoped it would be a small area and not lost in some spiney bush. When I arrived l noted […]

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  • Lost ring Mellons Bay Auckland (2021)

    I was just thinking about getting into the pool when I looked at my phone and realized I had missed a call. It was from Sean who was swimming with friends at Mellons Bay, East Auckland. It was a really hot day, after applying sunscreen he entered the water. At that moment he changed the […]

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  • Lost wedding ring while gardening, Auckland NZ (2021)

    This 18crt wedding band was lost in the garden for a week before Raj contacted me to have me look for it. He showed me a box garden, deck with some lifted boards and under a citrus tree where he had been working. I started at the citrus tree recovering a nail and a small […]

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  • Ring lost for 2 days before being found! (2021)

    Luisa contacted me to say that while packing up the family picnic at Maraetai Beach Auckland. She lost her ring in between shaking the rug and retrieving the kids clothes near the shore. I wasn’t able to hunt for a couple of days and was convinced after hunting in the wrong place that it had […]

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  • Lost earring found under kitchen cabinets (2020)

    I was contacted by an agency working on behalf of a well-known insurance firm to see if I could locate an earring lost somewhere in a kitchen. The earrings were a birthday gift from the clients husband, I decided to take on the challenge even though it was likely to be a difficult search. When […]

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