Terry Causey

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

Cost for my service is Reward Based... You pay me what the item is worth to you and what you can afford, for me to come out and find it. I also charge a $20 dollar call out fee to cover cost of travel. The $20.00 fee is charged even if the item is not found. If travel distance is greater than 30 miles I will charge extra for travel at a reasonable rate. (Call to discuss)

Search Types

I can hunt dry land and water up to 4 feet deep if safe to do so. I can find lost rings, jewelry, watches, keys, property markers. Also willing to help insurance companies or law enforcement agencies if needed to recover metal items.

Search Locations

City Parks, private land, yards, beaches, and water ,school grounds and other locations that are legal to hunt. If on private property, written permission to search from the property owner is needed as I may need to dig holes to recover a lost item. If lost on government land special permission is needed to hunt.

Terry Causey's Bio

I was born in central Kentucky and worked several jobs until I joined the army in 1987. Traveled the world over, did several combat tours and met my wife while in the service. She is still full time army and retiring soon to join me in metal detecting. I retired in 2012 as a First Sergeant and retired from Home Land Security in 2015. My time now is spent with family and out metal detecting. I have been metal detecting for 5 years and water metal detecting for over 2 years. Last year I recovered a large Gold wedding band for a gentleman in 5 feet of water and a beautiful Gold and Diamond engagement ring for a young lady in 2 feet of water on the same day.

Terry Causey - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost Heirloom ring found in Sheridan, In (2020)

    I received a message on the 13 of Oct. 2020 from a lady that lost a family heirloom ring that had been in the family for a long time. I showed up the next day and met the lady. She explained that she had lost the ring while working in the back yard and her […]

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  • Lost ring in Indianapolis (2019)

    I received a call on Sunday morning the 8th of Dec 2019.  Mr. Jon B told me he had been cleaning his gutters out the day before and saw his wedding band was missing before he had even finished the job.  He told me he had searched the leaves around his house but failed to […]

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  • Lost ring in Bargersville Indiana (2019)

    I received a call several days ago about a young lady that had lost her ring in grass at her home. She was running after  her dog when the ring slipped off her finger. She had friends over with metal detectors and they looked the area over but failed to find the ring. I showed upon […]

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  • Terre Haute couple loses wedding ring (2019)

    I got a call the other day and Susan A. said that her wedding ring had been lost in their yard several days earlier. They even bought two metal detectors themselves and searched in vain. Then looking on line they came across The Ring Finders. Giving me a call, I was able to go out the […]

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  • Lost Rings found in Martinsville, Indiana (2018)

    I received a call last week from a young lady in Martinsville, Indiana about twenty miles southwest of Indianapolis. She told me that she was having pictures taken of her with her kids in the edge of their yard. They have a lot of trees and the leaves were falling and covered the area she […]

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Terry Causey - Testimonials

  • I am thankful for the internet, for TheRingFinders who share their talents. I will never forget you, Terry! (2020)

    On October 1st, while working on replacing foundation vents, the ring on my right hand was hurting me as I hammered at the old mortar, in spite of the gauntlet gloves I wore as protection against poison ivy. I removed the glove and the ring which I dropped inside my bra. Don’t do this. I continued working, digging out dirt for vent wells, removing old mortar and vents, sitting, and lying in dirt for half of the day. That night, I realized that the ring was not in the “safe” place I had put it; I mentally retraced my steps which were fortunately minimal. I recalled hearing something drop when I was on an uncarpeted floor in our home, but could not recall where that was. Over the weekend I searched the grassy area around the house & raked the dirt. On the 4th I rented a metal detector for 4 hours and learned that while I could not locate my ring, the yard was worth digging up as there was a lot of response, I made 7 cents. During the ensuing days, I divided the probable search area into a grid with kebab skewers and crochet thread and ensured that no one walked there. My husband raked the area and sieved the dirt with doubled chicken wire. We wore a fluorescent headlamp to search at night in the hopes of catching a reflection from gold or stones. I also desperately cleaned in every nook & cranny and under every appliance in our home. I was becoming increasingly depressed. The ring was originally my grandmother’s engagement ring; it passed to her daughter, my aunt, who had no children, so it passed to me. I wore it with pride. My eldest daughter will inherit it. My grief was compounded by my lack of responsibility and the impending need to inform family members of the loss. The internet, which had educated me on all measures noted above, led me to The Ring Finders. I called Terry Causey on October 12th and he agreed to visit on the 13th in a last-ditch effort before I gave up actively searching. He visited as planned, was calm, realistic, and within 45 minutes, successful. I was overwhelmed with joy as I replaced the ring on my finger; I was holding my 16-month-old grandson who is named after the original owner’s son. I am thankful for the internet, for TheRingFinders who share their talents. I will never forget you, Terry! Thank you.