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

  • 2022 started with building a snowman and losing a ring in Albany Park Illinois (2022)

    Received a urgent request from a student who lost her mother’s ring while building a snowman in one of the first snowstorms of the year in Chicago. Distraught would be an understatement! ┬áPanic stricken….Yes. To complicate matters, she had been throwing snowballs too. She had spent hours searching the snow not realizing she was also […]

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  • Lost Necklace in Wheaton Illinois recovered. (2021)

    I received a call from a man to look for a necklace that his wife “MAY” have lost in the backyard of her mother in law’s house while visiting Wheaton, Illinois. Since both he and his wife were back home, he sent me a map of where she may have lost it. It could have […]

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  • Ring toss recovery (2021)

    Received a call to look for a ring in the back yard. Person had purchased a metal detector but was unable to locate the ring. I got there and most of the back yard had pavers, so I knew it couldn’t be there. I searched all the grass in his yard, nothing! I was informed […]

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  • Unusual request for hunt in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Found in less than 5 minutes. Ready for next July 4th!!! (2020)

    Received a long distant call from a woman to look for an item. Her parents, who live in Lincolnshire, Illinois, have been searching for a flag pole hole that was buried over two years ago. They knew the area and have been searching for it for two years. They wanted to put up their flag. […]

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  • Bullet casings found in park for Mount Prospect Police Department in Illinois (2020)

    Received a call form an officer yesterday who had used the Ringfinders in the past to find a ring in Michigan for a relative. He quickly explained that I was not in any trouble. (That’s a relief). He explained that they could use some help in locating some bullet casings for a suspected shooting in […]

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