Michael Limberg

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

My services are on a reward basis, meaning I will accept any gratuity you feel is appropriate for my time and effort to locate your item. As a long-time supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 10% or $5.00 (whichever is greater), of the gratuity will be donated to St. Jude’s in “Honor of the donor”.

If your item is not found, reimbursement for my commuting expenses is appreciated for any travel beyond the immediate Quad Cities area

Search Types

I search parks, athletic fields, yards, private and public properties (with permission), old home sites, old school sites, beaches, and shallow wade-water up to 2-3 feet in depth.

Note: Metal detecting is prohibited in National and State Parks, but permission can usually be obtained from the Park Services on a case-by-case basis.

Search Locations

Primarily the Quad-Cities area, but other areas include Eastern Iowa, Western Illinois, and Southwestern Wisconsin within 100 miles of the Quad Cities. However, I am willing to travel beyond these areas on a case-by-case basis. Contact me to discuss travel details.

Michael Limberg's Bio

I have always enjoyed helping people and I am no stranger to community service and volunteerism. I look forward to reuniting people with their lost valuables as many of these items hold more sentimental value to the person than any monetary amount that is placed on it. I want to help you recover what is very special to YOU!

I use several state-of-the-art metal detectors. While there are no guarantees of recovery, I am confident, and mission driven so you can expect the very best of my efforts. 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.

Time is crucial and it is best to call as soon as you can to increase the chances of recovery. Mark the location with a GPS app on your phone, and make note of the time, day, date, and call me ASAP. I would love to find your valuables and put your picture in the Ring Finders “Book of Smiles”.

Michael Limberg - Recent Blog Post

  • Diamond Ring Lost in Cordova, IL…Found (2023)

    The holidays are fast approaching and families will be spending time together as part of their annual traditions.  That is exactly what Johnna and her husband did this past weekend as they celebrated Thanksgiving early.  The weekend weather was great so the family spent time outdoors making huge leaf piles for the grandchildren to jump […]

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  • Diamond Ring Lost from Moving Vehicle in Monmouth, IL…Found (2023)

    A couple of weeks ago I received a call for a ring search just over an hour from my home.  Unfortunately, due to my schedule I was unable to attempt a locate of the ring until this past weekend.  The ring was lost along a country gravel road near Monmouth, IL.  Monica, the owner of […]

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  • Wedding Ring Lost in Springville, IA…Found (2023)

    Cuyler and Eden live out of state, but they are in Iowa visiting family for the holiday weekend.  It’s been pretty hot in Iowa lately, and a friendly water balloon fight began among family members to help ease the summer heat.  However, sometime during the family fun, Eden lost her diamond wedding ring.  Her hands […]

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  • Wedding Band Lost in Colona, IL…Found (2023)

    In late January of this year, Ryan lost his wedding band in his back yard.  We had just gotten several inches of new snow, and Ryan had been clearing the snow from his driveway, sidewalk, and deck.  Ryan’s hands got a bit cold and his wedding band slipped off without him realizing it.  It wasn’t […]

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  • Ring Lost in Milan, IL…Found (2023)

    Note: I am posting this many months after finding the ring, but I wanted to share this wonderful event. I received a call for a lost ring in late February 2022.  The temperatures were mild for a February here in the Midwest and a gal I’ll refer to as Michelle, had been doing a little […]

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Michael Limberg - Testimonials

  • If you’re looking for a lost treasure please don’t hesitate to call Mike or the Ring Finders organization, they are angels in disguise. (2023)


    First I cannot thank Mike or the Ring Finders organization enough. What he didn’t say was that I was in a mild state of panic. This ring represents 45 year of marriage, and is a symbol of so many memories we’ve built over the years. For sentimentality alone it’s priceless and irreplaceable. That being said, I really need to expand on what Mike and other Ring Finders are about. I asked the fee for the service, the reply was “I don’t charge. I get pleasure by returning lost and precious items to people”. In today’s world this selfishness is practically unheard of. They do accept “whatever you feel you’d like to offer, but there is never a fee”. With the holiday close I thought I’d be lucky to get anyone to help before winter. He was at our home in a matter of hours and drove 50 miles to get here! Then calmly assured me if I was confident of where I lost my ring he was confident he’d find it. 40 minutes later he brought it back to me, hugged my while I cried and then spent some time with us telling stories of other finds. We have a new friend, and look forward to seeing him again.

    If you’re looking for a lost treasure please don’t hesitate to call Mike or the Ring Finders organization, they are angels in disguise.

  • Mike was a life saver! (2023)


    Mike was a life saver! He was easy to work with and I know was almost as excited as I was that he was able to find it and reunite me with my ring. I had lost all hope after searching the area a few times. His expertise and commitment were what was needed. I am forever grateful.

  • Responsive, confident and efficient. can’t recommend him enough. (2023)


    Michael was a pleasure to work with – responsive, confident and efficient. We can’t recommend him enough. Thank you for saving our holiday weekend!

  • We cannot thank Michael enough for finding my husbands ring! (2023)


    We cannot thank Michael enough for finding my husbands ring! He was so responsive to my call, text messages and was willing to come back out and give it another look once the weather was nicer! Accidents happen, but after searching and searching on our own after Michael left after his first attempt we had lost hope of finding it…& then after less than an hour he found it! We are so so happy!