- Land/Shallow Water Search
Cost For My Service
I work on a ''Reward Basis'' you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call-out fee of $25.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located)
I search beaches, parks, lakes and yards, anywhere you need my help to find what you've lost. Lost something in the water? I can provide shallow water searches up to chest deep.
Lancaster Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.
Matthew Harding's Bio
I have been into metal detecting and history since I was young. Helping others is a passion of mine and being able to help someone find a lost cherished piece, brings a smile to my heart.
Matthew Harding - Recent Blog Post
Over the weekend, I was contacted to help a gentleman find his lost wedding ring. When I arrived at the home I was told the story how how the ring came to be missing. “I was raking and bagging leaves, it wasn’t until hours later I realized it was GONE” the gentleman explained. I asked […]
As the newly appointed Secretary for the Lancaster Research and Recovery club I spent some time reviewing our clubs Facebook page. I came across a gentleman inquiring about a lost ring. This was a very sentimental Mothers day gift from her children with each of their birthstones and I was told that another person came […]
The world truly does work in mysterious ways. This past weekend in PA was the real first taste of summer weather that he have had. I knew all weekend I wanted to get out to some permissions to do some metal detecting. However, as life sometimes does, I was caught up at home helping with […]
Earlier this week, I received a call from a gentleman who had lost his 14k white gold wedding band while building a fire pit oasis in his back yard. A MONTH AGO! In our initial phone conversation he explained that while trimming some shrubs around the pit and throwing scraps into a pile, his ring […]
Matthew Harding - Testimonials
Matthew is a great guy with genuine positive energy and an obvious knack for finding stuff with a metal detector. (2022)
After looking high, low and everywhere in between for nearly a week in search of my wedding band, we came up empty handed. I was almost certain I’d lost it while my wife and I were bagging leaves in our front yard the previous Saturday.
A neighbor suggested that we rent a metal detector from the local tool rental, and so we did. No luck. Easier said than done. The last-ditch effort was a Google search for “detectorist in my area” which led me to this site[theringfinders.com] where I found a link to Matthew’s profile.
I texted him and he called me within an hour to arrange a time to search the property. He came out on a Saturday morning and actually spent three hours searching. About an hour and a half in I thought maybe I’d sent him on a wild goose chase.
He was pretty confident though and ultimately found the ring in a spot that was at least 50' from the area I originally thought I’d lost it in. Matthew is a great guy with genuine positive energy and an obvious knack for finding stuff with a metal detector.
If you’ve lost something of value in your yard, a park, etc., and have a reasonable(or not so reasonable) idea of where it is, chances are pretty good this guy will find it.
I would highly recommend Matthew for his experience, professionalism, dedication, friendliness (2021)
"After a long search in a steady drizzle, Matthew was able to find my wife's ring! It had been lost over a year ago in one of our flower beds and someone else had attempted to find it to no avail. As we were discussing sifting mulch and dirt that was in the middle of a window well as a last-ditch effort, he did one final search nearby, and VOILA! there was the ring! We surprised my wife and got some photos. I would highly recommend Matthew for his experience, professionalism, dedication, friendliness and care, and understanding. He is the kind of person who gives me hope in this world and we are blessed to know him."