Sharon Nelson

  • 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, for me to come out and find your lost item. I do have a $50 call out fee to cover my gas (maybe more or less depending on where you're located).

Search Types

Lakes, parks, backyards & water searches up to 5 feet.

Search Locations

Lake Tahoe, Reno, Carson City, Donner Lake, 100 miles around here.

Sharon Nelson's Bio

Sharon is the president of the Reno detecting club, she has been detecting for 20 years. She is accompanied by partner Mike who has detected for 40 years. They have recovered several rings for Ringfinders in the past year. Give us a call, we're available most days. 775-399-4445 or 707-853-0344

Sharon Nelson - Recent Blog Post

  • Donner State Park (2022)

    We were called up by Sal and Crystal to look for a lost wedding ring, in the snow, at Donner Lake. After 30 mins in a foot of snow Sharon found the ring. Sal was so happy because the ring was 3 generations in his family…..another happy face.

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  • Bliss State Park (2022)

    A little over a month ago, a lady contacted Sharon that she’d lost her ring in the lake. Had pretty specific idea of where she lost it. We searched the area twice with no luck. I wanted to hit this area one more time before they close for the season. Went back but expanded the […]

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  • Prosser Lake (2022)

    90thSharon and Mike met up with Dan who had lost his wedding band in Prosser Lake yesterday. Being married only two months he was hoping to find it. The lake was 5 ft deep in some places so Sharon couldn’t go in the water. She gave her detector to the client , with a short […]

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  • Incline Village , Tahoe ..Dog Park (2021)

    Was called by Chao who had lost her wedding ring at the dog park last night. After searching for it she called me this morning. So I called my partner Mike L and we headed to Incline Village. We arrived at 12:30 and proceeded to search a very large area in the grassy dog park […]

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  • Tahoe Just Keeps giving (2021)

    I was called at 6 am by Tash from Ca….she was at Lake Tahoe and had just lost her diamond engagement ring. I couldnt go so called my buddy Mike L…he made the hour trip to Tahoe and it took him about 10 min to find Tash’s ring. He’s awesome. Smiling faces all the way […]

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Sharon Nelson - Testimonials

  • You have the best job in the world and hope you continue to make other people smile! (2022)


    Hi Sharon and Mike! It was such a great find and a great moment, this will be a story I will tell everyone forever. The ring was passed down from grandmother and to my mother after. My mother gave this ring to me for my wedding ring so I felt I have to one day pass it on to our family and you gave that chance again. You have brought so much back to me, my wife and my family. As soon as I saw my ring in your hands I knew it was it. We will always remember this moment and be grateful to you two! You have the best job in the world and hope you continue to make other people smile! Thank you from me and my wife and family.

  • We want to thank Shanon and Mike for their help... (2021)


    It was our pleasure to call help from Sharon and Mike for finding the ring that my husband bought for me at Anacapri, Italy. After hours of search by us with a metal detector, and with helps from friends with their metal detector, and after some bottle caps found, we thought the chance to find it is low. We are talking about a soccer field size of thick grass area that’s regularly trafficked with dogs, irrigation, human.

    Then that night I found the website and called Shanon the second morning. They are professional help. Shanon and Mike drove from Reno to meet us. They showed up on time and after some briefing they started thorough searching. They also showed us the mistakes we are making and the limitation of our detectors. The small stick detector for final fine tune makes a critical difference too. Otherwise we would spend too much time sipping through grass of the final square foot too many times. They also should us their coarse detector has less False positive as it avoids deeply buried. They even skip some pennies as they can tell the difference. So right device and lots of experience made their finding stands out from ours. In fact where Shanon eventually found the ring was a place we have searched over…

    It was such a happy ending with their help. It reminds us that good old fashioned happiness exists in crazy post COVID year with all the so called new world order craziness. It is the old fashioned community touch that makes people grateful and happy. We want to thank Shanon and Mike for their help. And thank our friends who helped us the previous day, esp. Brian, Ron and Scott. Our dog enjoyed our longer stay at the dog park too