- 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.
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.
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
This was a fun one! Ryan reached out me while he was in Georgia on a trip. Right before he left, he was in a hurry to clear the recent snow from his driveway and sidewalks. He was at the end of the driveway when the snow blower got clogged and he went to clear […]
Brock reached out to me after I posted a recent ring recovery on my Instagram page. I have know Brock for several years so when he called me telling me how he just lost his wedding band while power washing his 4 wheeler, I quickly headed over to his place to find it. He heard […]
Andrew and his fiancé had traveled to Utah from Georgia to visit family on their way to Idaho to get married. While in Utah, his grandfather gave him his wedding band as a wedding present. The following day they took a quick trip up to Snowbird to see some snow and get a few pics […]
Mark reached out to me after losing his 14K Gold wedding band while doing some work around the yard. He was raking up leaves in the backyard and getting everything ready for winter. It was cold and he was in a hurry to get the work done. When he finished putting the leaves in bags, […]
Last fall (2021) Joe reached out me after noticing his wedding ring was missing. He was out coaching football in the rain and after practice noticed it was not on his finger. He reached out me shortly after and I went to the football field with him to try to narrow down the search area. […]