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.

Michael Van Tassell - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Gold Wedding Band in Sandy, Utah- Found (2023)

    Gabriel reached out me after a two day search for his lost white gold wedding band. He was in the backyard enjoying the snow with his family when someone threw a snowball in his direction. He caught the snowball and threw it back and then went to flick the snow from his hands. He realized […]

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  • Lost 14k White Gold Wedding Ring with Dinosaur Bone Inlay in Salt Lake City- Found (2022)

    Tom is an outdoor photographer by trade and he was working up on the side of a mountain that over looks Salt Lake City. He had taken his ring off and put it in his pocket when he first stepped outside and then proceeded to hike up to the trail where he was taking photos. […]

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  • Lost 14k Gold Wedding Band in Sandy, Utah- Found (2022)

    Last week it snowed for a good 36 hours straight. I received a text message about a lost 14k gold wedding band lost in Sandy, Utah and made plans to go out looking for it that night. I met Logan at his house where he lost his ring. Earlier that day he was leaving for […]

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  • Lost Engagement Ring Near Pleasant Grove, Utah- Found (2022)

    Over the last 10 days, I have had 4 ring recovery calls due to the recent snow storms hitting Utah. Timmy reached out to me after a sledding adventure with his fiancĂ© near Pleasant Grove, Utah. When they got back to the car, she put her hands up to the vent and noticed her engagement […]

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  • Apple Watch Found While Diving for Lost Ring- Returned to Owner (2022)

    During a recent dive for a lost wedding ring, I found 6 apple watches in the lake. After returning home, I started to see if any of them still worked in hope of returning them to their owners. After about 5 minutes of charging the first one, it turned on and a message popped up […]

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