John King

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. You can pay me what you feel it’s worth to you to have me recover your lost item. I have a call out fee of $20 which covers my fuel expenses.

Search Types

My experience includes searching parks, beaches, fields, yards, streams, lakes (up to chest deep water), and any public or private property. If your item was lost on private property, I do require you to get permission from the land owner prior to searching.

Search Locations

Central Pennsylvania, within 100 miles of Altoona. Contact me if you are outside my area to discuss travel. I will go wherever I’m needed to help you find your lost item.

John King's Bio

I am an art teacher in central Pennsylvania. I started metal detecting in the 1980’s and have recently developed a newfound love for the hobby. When I helped my friend find his wedding ring he lost in his yard while landscaping, I realized my hobby could be used to help people in need. I look forward to reuniting people with their lost valuables as many of these items hold more sentimental value than monetary value. Nothing it too big or too small, I want to help you recover what is very special to you.

I own two metal detectors, a Garrett AT Pro and a Minelab Equinox 800. My teaching career has allowed me to spend countless hours in the summertime with these machines so I am confident in my ability to help you. While there are no guarantees of recovery, I am very persistent so you can expect my absolute best effort. I will help in any way that I can and I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding my services. If I don't answer when you call, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.

John King - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Ring in Findley Lake NY…Found! (2019)

    I got a call from Rachael P. asking me if Findley Lake in New York was too far for me to drive to find her lost Ever Us ring. Rachel had been cleaning out a bird feeder on her dock and her ring flew off her finger into the lake. She said she had a […]

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  • Lost Ring Found with a metal detector in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania! (2019)

      I got a call from Brandon on Sunday that his wife had lost her wedding rings and a necklace at the Moraine State Park Regatta near Pittsburgh, PA. She had been swimming in the lake with her nieces while Brandon was on the shore with their dog. When she came back to the blanket, […]

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  • Lost Ring in Altoona Pennsylvania…Found! (2019)

    My name is John King and I started metal detecting in the 1980’s. I recently helped a friend find his wedding ring and after seeing how happy he was, I joined The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service to help people find their lost rings. This professional organization is an amazing directory of people dedicated to […]

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