I received an email during the week from a man who had lost his wedding ring whilst tidying the bush block around his house. He had hired a metal detector from a local store but with limited knowledge of how it worked he had spent some hours trying to locate it but to no avail. I agreed to go and do a search for him on the weekend when he would be there and so when the day arrived I turned up to see if I could find it. The search area was fairly large (around one hectare) as he couldn’t recall the exact location that he had lost it, or even if he had lost it when he had visited town. The ring is a bi-metal white and yellow gold band that had been custom made by a local jeweler some years ago. The jeweler had since passed away, so there was no way of having a replacement made.
After about 45 mins and using trees as a grid reference I received a great signal amongst all the trash and there it was hiding in the leaf litter.
What a great feeling to be able to reunite a precious item with it’s owner, plus today just happened to be their wedding anniversary. Woohoo.