James Evans

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a voluntary reward basis. If the items is recovered the reward amount is up to your discretion and is usually based upon its value, either sentimental or monetary.

In the event that the item is not found I would charge a show up fee to cover transportation costs. Searches that are more than 1/2 hour driving time each way may incur additional travel costs which can be agreed upon prior to conducting a search.

I look forward to talking to you and hope that I may be of assistance.

Search Types

Water or land Searches..Hire Metal Detectorist, Rent Metal Detector,

Find Ring, Find keys, Lost Ring, Lost keys, Oak Street Beach, Montrose Beach, North Avenue Beach,

Search Locations

Chicago Area, Northern Illinois, Barrington, Wilmette and surrounding areas.

James Evans's Bio

I've been metal detecting for about 30 years. Got really into it about 6 years ago. I use state of art equipment for both water use and land use. I can search in water to a maximum depth of about 5 feet. I have a wet suit and a Dry suit for colder water. I have found everything from lost toys, gold rings, keys, jewelry, relics, silver as well as other valuables.

Items lost on Private Property or State Land will require prior permission from the land owner or governing authority prior to conducting a search. Houses that are in foreclosure must have permission from the bank or Title holder.

I'm an Actor and have the extra time to devote to metal detecting. My Acting website is http://www.olderactor.com You may have seen me in Toby Keith's new "Made in America" official video or in various Commercials, TV Programs, and Movies.

James Evans - Recent Blog Post

  • Highland Park Beach Ring found in water (2018)

    Received an email at 1:54 AM to look for a gold enameled wedding ring. It came off in the water, the sand or by a bench. The only thing certain was that it was gone. The couple were visiting from Germany and would be leaving Chicago in about5 days. She had put on suntan lotion […]

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  • Oak Street Beach Chicago Newly Weds lost ring Found (2018)

    Received a call at about 6:30 from a young man seeking help. The couple had been married only a month and were at Oak Street beach with a group of friends. She had placed the ring on her towel for safe keeping. Needless to say it fell into the sand. There were a number of […]

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  • The BIGGEST Diamond Ring I have ever found and the Hardest Hunt. 3 days in Tall grass (2018)

    Received a call at about 7:00PM to look for a 18K diamond ring that was lost throwing a small stick. They knew exactly where in their back yard!! (In the grass) They were so emotional about it, and it sounded like a easy hunt, I went out immediately. I arrived before nightfall. A couple of […]

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  • Lost Ruby and Diamond Sentimental Engagement ring found at Loyola Beach in chicago (2018)

    Received a call from a young man who was helping an elderly women. The gentleman was sitting on a bench at Loyola Beach with his girlfriend when he observed an elderly women frantically searching on her hands and knees for her sentimental engagement ring in the sand. It was yellow gold with two Diamonds and […]

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  • Lost engagement ring throwing frisbee in Lincoln Park, Chicago. (2018)

    The Joys of summer!! Received a call to look in Lincoln Park in Chicago for an engagement ring. The Diamond has been passed down for several generations. They didn’t want to tell the parents they had lost the ring. This newly engaged couple even bought a metal detector from Menards. It drove them nuts!! She […]

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