Michael Van Tassell

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on reward basis so whatever you feel it's worth to you and I'm willing to negotiate any expenses around travel if item is found.

Search Types

Land, shallow water, grass, sand, and snow. Have several different types of metal detectors for any terrain and for all use cases from lost jewelry to caches of precious items.

Search Locations

Salt Lake County, Summit County, Utah County, Davis County, and surrounding areas.

Michael Van Tassell's Bio

I have 12+ years of experience behind a metal detector searching for lost items. I have metal detected in 4 different countries and have accumulated a nice collection of coins, rings, and other items. I have found items dating back to the 1700's to the present. In those 12 years I have found and returned more than $50,000 worth of jewelry. I once found and returned a lost ring that had been lost for 31 years after researching and finding the owner which landed me on the front page of the Daily Herald- https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/metal-detector-has-made-modern-day-treasure-hunting-his-hobby/article_13b52d28-e87b-534c-a69e-65676eb2fa1f.html

I love reuniting lost items to their owners. In addition to lost/recovery services, I love understanding the history of a location through metal detecting so if you own an old home, homestead, or piece of land you were curious about what's in the ground, I am happy to work with you in finding some of that history so you can display it.