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.
Water or land Searches
Chicago Area, Northern Illinois, Barrington, Wilmette and surrounding areas.
James Evans's Bio
I've been metal detecting for about 22 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 Posts
In Chicago I was contacted to search for a ring that was lost when she was throwing stones at amorous opossums in the back yard. It was a collapsible 18K ring with diamonds. Less than 30 minutes and I found it. I was using my XP Deus and was surprised to see that it rang […]
Just north of Chicago in Evanston, IL, I Found a Silver Thumb Ring in less than 3 minutes for a Young Lady (2016)
Received an email at 1:34 AM from young lady who lost a silver thumb ring in the snow. She has had the ring for about 12 years, and had just had the ring resized. The ring had sentimental value and she wants to pass it on to family members in the future. We had just […]
Got a call to look for a gold ring on Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois today. It was a solid 24K gold mens wedding band. I asked the owner if he knew that it was 24K. He said yes. It was made by a designer who had made similar rings for his parents. Since I […]
I am beginning to LOVE SOCCER FIELDS. I was contacted to find a women’s diamond wedding ring that a young child threw onto a kids soccer field in Chicago. I took both my Deus and my CTX to look for it. I showed the father how to use the CTX and I searched with the […]
Received a call from a dad who lost a platinum wedding band while practicing soccer with his son in Highland Park, IL. He knew about where he lost it so it was a quick hunt. He considered renting a metal detector, but found me through the ring finders. He was very happy