Ron Shore

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a voluntary reward basis, which is left entirely up to you, commensurate with having your lost sentimental item back in your possession. in the event that the item is not found I would charge a show-up fee to cover transportation costs.

(Insurance recoveries excepted)

Search Types

My equipment and expertise allows me to search beaches, parks, yards, Farms, RV parks, campgrounds, and in lakes & Rivers (Up to 5ft depths).

Lost items such as keys, jewelry, gold, silver and iron items such as survey markers are just some of the items that I am capable of locating for you.

If you lost your item on private property or on State land, it will be necessary to obtain prior permission from the land owner or land authority before I can conduct a search. I am happy to assist you with this process.

Search Locations

Barrington, Chicago, DesPlaines, Evanston, Glenco, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Wilmette. If area is not listed please contact us, we will travel beyond points listed.

Ron Shore's Bio

My name is Ron Shore and I have been metal detecting since 1975

I am also the owner of Windy City Detector Sales & Rental, a metal detecting retail dealer in Chicago since 1985.

I am very excited about being a part of Chris Turner's expanding Ring Finder team, and welcome the opportunity to help people find those precious pieces of jewelry that mean so much to them and that they thought they would never see again.

I employ only the latest detecting equipment along with many years of experience to find your lost item both on land and in the shallow water.

When you choose me for the job, you are assured a professional search conducted with integrity. You assign the value of finding your lost valuables as payment for my services rendered.

I love this job and I look forward to helping you find what you thought was lost forever!

Ron Shore - Recent Blog Post

  • Gold graduation gift found in football fiend in Downers Grove, Il (2020)

    Got a call last night, a Med Student lost a graduation gift from his grandmother. Gift was give to him 20 years ago and his grandmother passed away a few weeks ago so this search had a lot of meaning. He lost it while playing football on the campus field in Downers grove, Il. My […]

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  • Wedding Ring Found today in Ingleside, Il (2020)

    Found today in Ingleside, Il She served up the ball and her ring at a private volleyball court. Received permission to hunt and was able to locate it in about an hour. She was one happy camper, looking at that ring I can see why.

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  • Lost wedding band found in Wilmette, Il (2019)

    Wish they were all this easy. Got a call last night, guy lost his Wedding band while putting up Christmas lights in Wilmette. They told me they were searching for hours with no success. Never got a chance to turn on my detector, walked to the bushes and saw it laying under them, took about […]

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  • Found Gold Wedding Band in Western Springs, Il (2019)

    Lost gold wedding band while raking leaves has Illinois Congressman searching for a Ringfinder. Found Ring in Western Springs, Il Took a while but had a happy ending, so many leaves.

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  • Wedding ring found in Norwood Park, Il (2019)

    Lost while raking leaves, a Norwood Park father calls a ringfinder. Lost gold wedding ring while raking leaves Found Ring in Norwood Park, Il IMG_1620

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Ron Shore - Testimonials

  • would highly recommend Ron to anyone who needs his services. (2021)


    My husband lost his wedding band in our backyard on New Year's Eve while throwing a ball for our dog. I called Ron and he immediately came out since snow was coming that evening. The weather turned pretty bad during the hunt and Ron agreed to come back when the weather was more favorable. When he returned, he quickly found the ring and we were so relieved. We are beyond satisfied and would highly recommend Ron to anyone who needs his services.

    Thanks again Ron!

    Jess Vasel