Mike Baker

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a voluntary reward basis if the lost item is recovered (reward amount based on what you think is fair and can afford). If the search is unsuccessful, I would only ask a small fee to help cover travel costs to distant locations. A generous portion of any reward money will be donated each year to my local humane society or to The Salvation Army.

Search Types

Land, shallow water and snow. Using modern metal detecting equipment, I search for jewelry at beaches, parks, lakes, ski areas & private yards. If lost in a public area, call ASAP! Can also search for long-lost jewelry if approximate location is known.

Please visit my blog for pictures and stories from some of my searches.

Search Locations

Washington, Chittenden, Lamoille, Orange, Addison, Grand Isle, Caledonia and parts of Rutland and Windsor counties. I prefer to stay within a 75 mile radius of Barre, Vermont, but certainly willing to discuss locations further away.

Mike Baker's Bio

I am a FT carpenter, been an outdoorsman for nearly 50 years and have metal detected as a hobby for several years. I have found many valuable and sentimental items, getting great satisfaction when seeing the tears of joy when I return a lost sentimental item to its owner. I love hearing “oh my God, I can’t believe you found it!” When metal detecting, I am very persistent and methodical, sometimes even setting up a grid system.

Mike Baker - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Keys Found in South Royalton, VT (2018)

    Got a call yesterday from a guy in South Royalton, VT. He had lost his car and apartment keys. He searched everywhere inside his apartment, car and all his clothes. He figured they must have fallen out of his pocket when he was shoveling snow, because his cell phone had fallen out of the same […]

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  • Wedding Ring Found Near Milton / Colchester VT (2018)

    Last night at about 8:30 I got a call from a guy who lost his wedding ring. His wife found The Ring Finders information online and said to give it a try. He explained that he had stopped on his way home from work to fill his company truck with diesel fuel. While pumping, he […]

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  • 2017 Year End News (2017)

    2017 was a very busy year. Some of my missions involved 2 or 3 weekends and lots of hours. I had a couple of heart-wrenching failures. One was a parking lot search for a woman who’s husband was fighting cancer. I never found it, and he lost his fight. I went back 5 or 6 […]

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  • Ring Found In Burlington VT (2017)

    I got a call last night from a guy who had lost his wedding band the day before Christmas. He was so shook up, he said it felt like his arm was missing. Luckily, he was on break from college and I had today off, so I went early to help him find it. He […]

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  • Engagement Ring Found in Vermont’s North East Kingdom (2017)

    Got a message from a woman who lost her engagement ring in the snow a couple days ago. She was very shook up and had searched for hours, sometimes on hands and knees, in the cold snow. She and her fiancee had also tried a metal detector. They recently got engaged and are planning the […]

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Mike Baker - Testimonials

  • Mike is so kind and so helpful…I was so happy I cried!!! (2016)


    I don’t quite know how to thank Mike. I lost a ring that had belonged to my mother that on Mother’s day, I passed along to my daughter. There was so much emotion tied up in the this ring with the connection to my lovely mom! I hunted for six hours on my own, digging through the gardens where I had been working, hunting through, bags of grass seed where I had been planting grass, and sifting through dirt I had dug. I rented a metal detector and came up blank. I called Mike and he kindly came as soon as he could. We spent an hour or two retracing steps and I was beginning to give up hope as I thought that I had looked pretty thoroughly….. Then we heard the beeps and Mike pulled this ring out of the dirt – in a place where I had looked three times! I was so happy I cried!!! It feels like a little part of my mom and I am so happy to be able to pass this on to my daughter. Mike is so kind and so helpful…! I am sure that he has many great stories to tell. Wonderful person!!!