Randy Coates

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a ''Reward Basis'' you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item. I have a call-out fee of $25.00 if the item is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. (Maybe more or less depending on where you are located)

Search Types

Offering metal detecting services on land or in water less than 6 ft deep. Lost jewelry, rings, or other items.

Search Locations

Traverse City MI, Torch Lake in Rapid City MI, and Charlevoix MI. & surrounding areas.

Randy Coates's Bio

My name is Randy Coates I am 34 years old, I have 25+ years of metal detecting experience, have recovered many lost items and rings for people over the years, over 100 successful recoveries and returns. I love this hobby and love helping people recover their lost items. Look forward to helping more.

Randy Coates - Recent Blog Post

  • After work find of the week! (2022)

    Got a call today for a lost wedding ring in the lake.  Went right after work and reunited it with its owner.  Great family, thank you for the call and chance to help!

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  • Lost in the sand (2021)

    Couple messaged about 1am in the morning that were on vacation up north that had lost a ring on the beach, went out the next morning and found it almost instantly. Very very happy owner, and as always was glad to help.  Huge satisfaction seeing the excitement on her face.  

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  • Large sandbar, small ring…..success in the end (2021)

        This one was a long shot but prevailed in the end.  Owner was very happy and such a polite couple.  Glad I was able to help you out.  Thank you for the call!

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  • On the beach (2021)

      Vacationing in Traverse city and lost his ring on the beach, found and returned the next day!  Thank you for the call, appreciate the chance to find your ring.

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  • A diamond in the rough……literally (2021)

     Received a call today to find a lost engagement ring in Traverse City MI.   Was a unique situation and a large search area but prevailed in the end.  Owner was grateful to have her ring back and i couldnt be happier to have the chance to make the recovery.

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