Paul Nolan

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis...That means you pay me what you can afford and what it’s worth to you to have your lost item found. (funds help improve and purchase new equipment) $25 to cover transportation and expenses if the item isn't found. (Addition transportation costs and expenses may be necessary for long distances) PayPal excepted. Special Exemptions on all fees on case by case basis.

Search Types

All types of areas including beaches, parks, yards, fields, RV parks, campgrounds, lakes, snow covered areas. I also have an underwater detector and can search water up to 4-5 feet deep. Motorhome and Boat available if needed. Magnet retrieval equipped for smaller ferrous metal items under water. We also work with Insurance Companies to perform contracted search for lost property. 

Search Locations

North and Eastern Twin Cities Suburbs, Western Wisconsin. Maybe Duluth if not busy? Or where ever you are? Give me a call.

Paul Nolan's Bio

Employed full time with State DOT. I have been finding and returning lost property found on the metro highway system to folks for over 30 years. I have spent 25 years with Fire and EMS services and now retired. I have never advertised my metal detecting or recovery services before, it has all been just word of mouth - until now. If you have something lost and have a good idea on the location – I can help.

Paul Nolan - Recent Blog Post

  • Wedding Ring Found in Lake Mille Lacs in Wahkon Minnesota (2021)

    I received a call looking for someone that could come up and locate a missing ring believed to be in a lake in about 3-4 feet of water.  The individual I was talking to was the former Chief of Police of a near by city before moving up to Northern Minnesota.  We planned on a […]

    View Post
  • Lost ring recovered from the Big Lake They Call Gitche Gumee (2021)

    I received a call from another Ring Finder from Southeastern Wisconsin (Paul Humphrey) about a party that had lost a ring up in Lake Superior and was wondering if I would be able to go up and assist a couple with finding their ring.  Paul was about 4-5 hours away and thought I would be […]

    View Post
  • Lost Ring Recovered in Northern Minnesota. (2021)

    On July 9th, 2021 I received a text message from a person that had lost a ring on a beach and wanted to know if I could come and locate it for her.  She told me it was up in Northern Minnesota at her Parents cabin. I could tell that she was somewhat panicked by […]

    View Post
  • Lost Ring found in St. Francis, Minnesota (2020)

    Following being contacted I went out to St. Francis MN. to help a young couple recover a lost wedding ring in tall marsh grass.  Doing some fall cleanup pulling weeds and cutting grass. It was during dumping the clippings in the into the compost pile that he noticed his ring was missing.  His ring fit […]

    View Post
  • Lost Ring Recovered Western Wisconsin. (2020)

    I received an email wondering if I could go up to a western Wisconsin lake and see if I could recover a lost ring. It was about 14o miles away. Wanting to ensure a successful recovery on the first trip we waited until both could meet on site to confirm the location of where it […]

    View Post