Tom Caldie

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis. That means you pay what it is worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost ring.

I charge a callout fee. If the ring is not found, this covers my fuel expenses. We can discuss this when you call.

Search Types

Beaches, lakes, yards, parks, fields, homesteads. I have waterproof metal detectors and can search up to 5 feet of water. If you lost your ring in the snow call me ASAP. I will refer you to a certified diver for deep water searches.

Search Locations

Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, also Worldwide... Contact me if you are outside my area to discuss travel.

Tom Caldie's Bio

I am a semi-retired college professor who has a passion for metal detecting that I have turned into a full-time hobby.

I own a metal detecting equipment distribution business if you would like to become a detectorist and look for your lost items on your own! (Warning: It is fun, and possibly addicting!)

I have found hundreds of rings and other treasured items over a 15-year period, and have references who will vouch for my trustworthiness.

If you feel there is hidden treasure on your property and you would like to discuss a search, please give me a call.

I look forward to helping you recover what is very special to you!

Tom Caldie - Recent Blog Posts

  • Door county lost rings were quickly recovered (2016)

    Tom Caldie was helping a friend with an art gallery near Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin when he received a call from a Milwaukee resident who had been visiting over the weekend.    She brought her two young sons swimming for their first time in a lake, and the experience was saddened by the […]

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  • Water recovery of stolen jewelry in Appleton, WI (2016)

    On June 15th, Tom Caldie received a call from a homeowner in Appleton, Wisconsin, who had been burglarized.    The alleged thief was spotted running out the back door with a laundry bag over his shoulder.  He burst through a hedge, scurried down a retaining wall, and darted downhill through a neighbor’s heavily wooded lot to […]

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  • Gold ring recovered in snow. (2016)

  • Found ring in 7 feet of water (2014)

    Last week Monday I was called to Green Lake, Wisconsin’s deepest lake (239 feet) to find a lost ring.  Luckily, it was lost near a swim raft in 7 feet of water.   I arrived with SCUBA gear the following Sunday, and we found it after 2 hours of searching a very weedy bottom.  Luckily, we […]

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  • Lost Ring Green Bay (2013)

    It’s the beginning of March, and soon the snowbanks will be melting.   Lost IPODs, rings, keys, and other valuables will soon be revealed.  My equipment can find rings in snow, but a good spring thaw expands search possibilities. I found 15 lost rings last year, and 16 the year before.   With the ground thawing and […]

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