Ron Wilton

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a "Reward Basis". That means you decide what you want to pay based on what the item is worth to you, and what you can afford, to have me find it. I am available 24/7 most of the time.

I have a call out fee of $20 if the item is not found to cover my gas expense.

Search Types

Anything having a metal content lost on beaches, parks, private property (note- for private property not belonging to you, permission to enter and search will need to be obtained by you before I can proceed), shallow water.

Search Locations

Inland Empire (Riverside County) and surrounding counties of San Bernardino, Orange, and LA.

Ron Wilton's Bio

I am honorably retired from public service. Therefore, I am generally available to respond immediately.

I have been metal detecting since 2015 and belong to a local metal detecting club. I have the proper equipment for both water and land. My goal is to do all I can to reunite you with your lost item, because I know there is a sentimental, financial, or other reason very important to you.

Time is of the essence, so please don’t wait before calling. Grass gets mowed and thrown out, trash is picked up on trash day.

Ron Wilton - Recent Blog Post

  • Engagement Ring Lost & Found in the Deep Depths of the Couch in Moreno Valley! (2023)

    If you lost your ring or other valuable in the Inland Empire of Southern California, call or text me ASAP! Ron Wilton 951-415-6007! I received a call from Alexandra (“Alex”) who told me she had lost her engagement ring in the living room of her house. Alex said she was on her recliner couch with […]

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  • Lost Gold Chain, Corona, California…..FOUND! (2022)

    There was sadness and a hint of despair in the phone call I received from a mother of a young football player. She explained that last night her son, Luka, had football practice at a local park and was wearing his 18k gold braided chain they got him from Italy, with a gold cross. Somehow […]

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  • Lost Wedding Band, Corona, California…FOUND! (2022)

    If you lost your ring or some other item of value, and you know approximately where, TEXT ME, RON WILTON, RIGHT AWAY-951-415-6007! You DON’T need to go out and buy a cheap metal detector! This ring find began last night just after 10pm. I received a text from Tim K. saying “…I lost my wedding […]

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  • FOUND Platinum Band Hiding in the Grass in Riverside, CA (2021)

    Did you just lose a piece of jewelry and you know approximately where it was lost? Get a hold of me right away: Ron 951-415-6007! I received a text message from Chris who said he lost his platinum band somewhere in his back yard last night. After an argument, he threw his and his partner’s […]

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  • Trimming branches lost its CHARM in Riverside, CA- but a happy reunion! (2020)

    I received a call from Patty M. on Monday stating she had lost a special charm off her necklace in her front yard. She said she was trimming the branches of a small tree and as she was about to cut another branch the handle got snagged on her necklace, breaking it, and the attached […]

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Ron Wilton - Testimonials

  • Ron was so kind and professional. We are so thankful. God bless you Ron! (2022)


    Lost my ring tossing it up and playing with it walking in a park on a walk with my wife. Pretty stupid way to lose a ring, I know. My wife and I bought a metal detector and searched for a few hours (also after the park lawn was mowed, which brought me really down) but we didn't really know what we were doing. We didn't have any luck. So I found Ron on from a quick Google search, and I texted him and he replied immediately. He came out the next morning and I showed him the area I dropped my ring and no joke, he found the ring in less than 2 minutes with his equipment while we were standing there! I was so hopeless before and really didn't think he would find it so fast! Ron was so kind and professional. We are so thankful. God bless you Ron!

  • Without the confidence of a professional metal detector operator I would have never gone back (2019)


    I lost my wedding band on a snow day with my family in Running Springs. I went downhill with a sled and when I stood up the ring was off my finger. I looked everywhere and I couldn’t find it. I went back with a cheap metal detector and all I found was pieces of chain and other ferrous metals. The metal detector wasn’t sensitive enough and the snow definitely didn’t help.

    Almost a month went by and my brother-in-law suggested I find someone on The Ringfinders. My wife looked on the website and it said Ron was in my area. As it turns out he lives so close to me it was probably easier to walk to his house than drive. Ron answered my email immediately and the next day we loaded up in his truck and we drove to Running Springs. The car ride was enjoyable. Ron is very easy to talk to. When we got there I was showing Ron the area I thought it would be. As Ron was re-parking his truck to unload I walked down and looked around. After picking up a couple pieces of garbage I saw something that looked too round to be a piece of chain. It was my ring!! I ran up the side of the hill and I told Ron I had found it. He was thrilled. I told him all I needed was some of his good luck!! I was very happy I called Ron. Without the confidence of a professional metal detector operator I would have never gone back up to look for my ring and I would have never found it. Ron has a new friend for life!!

    -Luigi D.