Mike Baker

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 Posts

  • Found Keys In Burlington VT (2017)

    This is my Winter for finding keys for people! Got a call last night from a woman in Burlington who had lost keys to both their cars and the house. She was shoveling after a huge snowstorm and later realized her keys were missing. She searched all her pockets, the car, all through the house […]

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  • Lost Key Chain Found In Northern Vermont (2017)

    Got a call and email from someone very distressed today. He had lost his key chain in the snow while plowing and gathering wood. His home is in one of Vermont’s northernmost towns. They have so much snow up there! There were keys and fobs on it for their late model Cooper and Volkswagen, company […]

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  • Car Key Found In The Snow In Vermont (2017)

    Got a call a couple hours ago from a young man in Montpelier, Vt. He had been out for a walk yesterday with his dog and was pretty sure he lost his car keys then. Since his walk the snowplows had come and piled up the snow. He worked hard shoveling through the snow and […]

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  • Lost Keys Found In Ski Area (2016)

    Got a message from a student at Vermont Technical College last night…..Go Green Knights! He had been snowboarding at the college’s ski area. I went down this evening, knowing that it was probably his only set of keys, and knowing how much they cost these days to replace. He needed his car so he could […]

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  • Ring Found in Burlington (2016)

    Met a very sweet, newlywed young couple today. They were out doing yard work yesterday when he lost his wedding ring. He was raking and bagging leaves in the back yard of the house they just moved into one week ago! It was a quick and successful search. They were so happy!! He’s going to […]

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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!!!