Tim Blank

  • Land/Shallow Water Search

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay what it's worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I have a call-out fee of $25 for some areas if the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Will search land and shallow (water up to 5 ft). Ex: Beaches and parks, yards, commercial and private property with written permission. Items lost on Private Property or State Land will require prior permission from the landowner or governing authority prior to conducting a search. Houses that are in foreclosure must have permission from the bank or Titleholder.

Search Locations

Rockford, Elgin & surrounding areas. Will travel outside of these areas if needed, call to make arrangements.

Tim Blank's Bio

Married with 2 boys. I've been metal detecting since 2009 and have come to absolutely love the hobby. I primarily use, top of the line, Minelab metal detecting equipment. As of 2019, the thrill of the hunt has taken me to 11 states and 2 countries, England and Jamaica. During the day I'm an I.U.O.E. Local 150 Operating Engineer, so playing in the dirt is something I enjoy and am good at. I'm excited and looking forward to having the opportunity to help you recover your lost item.

Don't wait! Call as soon as possible!

Tim Blank - Recent Blog Post

  • The Swamp Rings (2021)

    I received a email from Lori in January about looking for a lost diamond ring in thier backyard. She asked if I thought that I could possibly find it even though it was lost over 4 years ago. I asked her if there was any type of construction or if the soil had been disturbed […]

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  • Car key fob lost in snow Elgin Illinois (2021)

    I received a email from Linda yesterday stating that she had lost her car key fob and the attached keys the day before. In the meantime our area got hit with a nasty snow and ice storm so the snow plows were out plowing the roads , driveways and even the sidewalks. So I met […]

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  • “Salty” Ring Recovery. Sleepy Hollow, Illinois (2021)

    I received a email last night around 8 pm from Teresa asking if I was able to search for her husband Jake’s wedding band that he lost while he was throwing salt down in their driveway. I contacted her the next morning as soon as I seen the email. I assured her that it shouldn’t […]

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  • Halloween Diamond Ring Search. Genoa, Illinois (2020)

    I got a call from Mary asking for help locating a lost diamond wedding ring. Her and her family were in the backyard trimming bushes and raking up the fallen leaves.  When they were done and were getting cleaned up she realized that her diamond wedding ring was missing.  She remembered having it before filling […]

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  • First ring search was a success! Geneva Illinois. (2020)

    I received a email this morning from Lynne informing me that her and her husband were playing catch with a baseball in a large field near a church. When they returned home her husband Kyle noticed that his wedding ring was missing. After returning to the field six times in two days to search for […]

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Tim Blank - Testimonials

  • Thanks again Tim! (2020)


    Tim was very professional and patient. He took the time to analyze the location where the ring could possibly be. Ultimately he found the ring after just a short time. Overall it made a frustrating situation turn in to a positive memory, Thanks again Tim!