Patrick Herman

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. You only pay what you can afford and what you think the recovery is worth. 50% of the reward is payed to an agreed upon charity.

I have a call out fee of $25 for some areas if the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Parks, lakes, streams, yards . . . I can search in up to about waist deep fresh water (water temperature permitting). I can search year around on land. I will require that proper permission is obtained to search on the property in question.

Search Locations

I live in Cumberland County so can easily meet in and around this area. For work I often travel to Allentown Pennsylvania and I have relatives in the Wilkes-Barre area so I may be able to meet in other locations. Feel free to contact me to see if I can travel to your area. Time permitting I would be happy to help.

Patrick Herman's Bio

By profession, I work in the software development industry. As a hobby, I have been metal detecting since 2005. I typically search for things of interest / relics, not necessarily valuable items. I love the mystery of determining the identity of what I have found, and why it was left there. Finding a thimble, a colonial era button, a round ball, or a hand carved lead sinker takes me back in time 25, 50, 100, 200 years and connects me to a place, person, or way of life I can only begin to appreciate through this recovered item. I look for every chance I can get to metal detect while maintaining a good balance of spending time with my family.

If you lost any metallic object that has meaning or value to you, I would love to help you recover that item.

Patrick Herman - Recent Blog Post

  • WWII Bracelet Returned To Family (Updated) (2016)

    Over the past year of metal detecting I have narrowed down what has been my best “hot spot” for me.  From this small area of a stream, I have over 50 wheat cents, 23 silver coins (including a war nickle, two walking liberty half dollars, a barber quarter, & a barber half dollar), a silver brooch, […]

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  • Ring Found – Lost in the Snow (2016)

    Yesterday I got a call about a lost ring.  The person noticed the ring was missing at work and it was believed to be lost when cleaning snow off his car prior to work.  He went home at lunch and was unable to find the ring as plows had come through and cleaned up the […]

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  • Lost Wedding and Engagement Rings Found Outside Harrisburg PA (2015)

    I received an email late this past Saturday night indicating a woman had lost her Wedding and Engagement Rings.  Her husband was looking for some advice and some help.  He was about to rent a metal detector.  I decided to loan out my second detector and we both searched for the rings.  I was circling […]

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  • Wedding Band Found Near Harrisburg PA (2015)

    I am very please to have found my first ring as a member of the Ring Finders organization. I was contacted by someone who had lost their wedding band just outside of Harrisburg PA.  The ring was lost on a service road that isn’t maintained which originally made it difficult to get to as we […]

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  • Glad to join The Ring Finders. (2014)

    I’m very excited to be joining The Ring Finders.  I’m looking forward to being able to help anyone who has lost something valuable to them in central or eastern Pennsylvania, or even parts of northern Maryland.  If in doubt, contact me and I’ll try my best to help you out.  It doesn’t need to be […]

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Patrick Herman - Testimonials

  • I appreciate your professionalism and dedication (2015)



    I appreciate your professionalism and dedication – job well done! My wife and I are very relieved to have my wedding band back! We will be making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project to help pay it forward.