James Welch

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I have a call out fee of $25 for some areas if the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Rings, jewelry, relics, coins, caches, hidden family treasures, Lakes, shallow water (under 12"), Yards. I am open to try to tackle any terrain needed to help you find your ring.

Search Locations

Baton Rouge, Louisiana area, will travel to Southern Mississippi with enough of a fee to cover my fuel costs that can be discussed prior to making the trip.

James Welch's Bio

I started metal detecting as a child when I was around 9 or 10 years old by finding an old metal detector (not a very good one either) in my grandfather's shed. I asked my grandfather if I could try to use it and he said, "I'm not even sure if it works but sure you can use it" and so it began. I put some batteries in it and taught myself how to use it (with no YouTube available back then). Fast forward a few years and as an adult I bought a detector and began searching parks, forests, schools, old home sites and civil war camp sites finding relics and coins. I am now 38 years old and my 11 year old son has gotten in to metal detecting and has his own machine and you can find him tagging along as my sidekick most any time I'm out detecting.

James Welch - Recent Blog Post

  • Tiffany earring found … baton rouge Louisiana (2020)

    I got a call the other day from Mr. Nick who’s wife had lost an earring in their neighbors backyard over the weekend. My son and I grabbed our gear and headed over that afternoon. Mr. Nick had found the back to the earring by searching on his hands and knees throughout the yard so […]

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  • Lost ring Livingston, Louisiana…. found (2020)

    I got a call the other day to help find Mr. Bobby’s white gold wedding band. He had gotten his truck stuck in his backyard due to recent heavy rains around six months ago and while trying to connect rigging to pull it out his ring somehow slid off his finger. Months past and he […]

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  • Lost rings … Louisiana and Mississippi … found (2019)

    I’m behind on making new posts but the calls for lost rings are still coming in and the rings are still being found. I thought I’d post a little update and a couple of the ones I got pictures of. I found a ring near Baton Rouge the other day that was in a fire, […]

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  • Lost ring Springfield, La …. found (2019)

    I received a text from Sal on a Tuesday afternoon asking for help with finding his girlfriend’s lost ring (ironically I was metal detecting at the time). He said the ring was lost around two months ago and he’d gotten a cheap metal detector and made some attempts to locate it with no luck. He […]

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  • Lost Ring Baton Rouge Area …. Did you loose a ring, keys, cell phone ? I can help (2019)

    I’m new to the site but have been metal detecting for over 20 years. I recover items using a state of the art detector and am excited to be able to help so give me a call. Metal detecting takes years of experience to get good at so please give me a call before wasting […]

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