Lee Campbell, Author at The Ring Finders

Gold Ring Found in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

Albert contacted me through the Ringfinders website and said he lost a very special ring in his yard.  He described the ring as being made from gold nuggets that were found in Cripple Creek, Colorado…his place of birth.  It was designed with an elk with mountains in the background and a diamond chip.  He had purchased the ring in Estes Park, Colorado, to wear as his wedding band.  As you can see by the picture, it is a beautifully crafted piece of jewelry.

Albert was preparing to mow his 2 1/2 acres and placed his two rings in his watch pocket.  When he finished mowing, he discovered one of the rings was missing and it had apparently fallen out of the pocket somewhere in his yard.  His first idea was to rent a metal detector…and after a short time of searching with no luck he realized he needed to return to the internet for more options.  That is when he contacted me and we agreed on a date and time for the search.

Because of the very large area to be searched, I asked a friend, Jason, to accompany me to assist in the search.  We started in the back yard which was the first place Albert mowed that day.  After about two hours of completing grid searches, Jason found the ring in the last section we were searching in the back yard.  We were happy to find it in the back yard because the front yard was almost twice the size.

Needless to say, Albert was very happy and excited to have his ring returned to him, which he thought he would never see again.  And, it was a true pleasure to meet Albert and his wife.

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Lost Micro SD Card Found in Maryville, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

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Alex contacted me and stated he lost a Micro SD card that had valuable information he could not afford to lose.  He had forgotten he had laid it on his lap before he got out of his truck.  He had parked next to a grassy area and was pretty certain that is where it fell from his clothing.  He attempted a visual search to no avail.  I informed him there was not much metal in those cards and I would have to test one of my cards with my equipment and call him back.  All of my coils that were eight inches or larger would not pick it up.  I put a five inch coil on my Fisher CZ-5 and, with full sensitivity, it picked it up one inch from the coil with a foil reading.  I returned Alex’s call and told him there was a good chance I could find the card for him.  We set up a meeting time at the place where he lost the card.

Upon arriving at the site, Alex pointed out the area where the card was most likely lost.  After about 20 minutes of finding nothing but small pieces of aluminum and foil, the next signal revealed his card lying in the grass.  What is remarkable is the area had been mowed since he lost the card.  Alex was very happy to get his card back and I was glad I could locate it for him.

Lost Wedding Ring found in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

When Trent and his wife were preparing to go fishing in a pond, their small boat capsized and they both ended up in the water.  Once he gained control of the situation and exited the pond, he noticed his wedding ring was missing.  He and his friends tried to find the ring with their hands in the mud with no luck.  Trent said he even borrowed someone’s metal detector in an attempt to find it.  He then did a search on the internet, found my contact information, and contacted me by email.  We set up a place and time to meet the next day.  When we arrived at the pond, I donned my waders and stepped into the area where the boat capsized.  There was about six inches or more of mud on the bottom which made the searching somewhat difficult.  After several pull tabs, an old fishing reel, and some pieces of foil, I got a good solid signal near the shore where he said he exited the pond.  I dumped the scoopful of mud containing the target unto the shore.  Trent began sifting through the mud and I soon heard him yell excitedly, “here it is!”  He said he just got married last June and was very happy to get his ring back.

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Lost Wedding Ring Retrieved from Carlyle Lake, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

Shawna was at the beach wading in chest high water when she felt her wedding ring slide off her finger and fall to the bottom of the lake.  She and her friends made several attempts to find the ring with their hands.  Shawna’s friend, Mindy, knew a person in the area for whom I found a ring several weeks earlier and called her for my contact information.  They contacted me and we agreed to meet at the lake the next day.

Upon arriving, Shawna showed me where they put markers in the trees along the shore to indicate the general area where she lost her ring.  This proved to be very helpful in selecting the search area.  After several sweeps of the search area, I received a solid signal.  Upon retrieving the target, her wedding ring was visible on the bottom of the scoop.

It was great to see the joy on Shawna’s face when she was reunited with her lost wedding ring !!!

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Lost Wedding Ring Found at the Clinton Lake Recreation Area, DeWitt, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

When Anuj and Neeru were swimming and splashing in the water, Anuj suddenly realized his wedding ring had fallen off his finger.  They were quite upset because the ring has a lot of sentimental value to them.  The next morning, Anuj contacted me through the Ring Finders website and we agreed to meet at the beach later that day.

When we arrived at the beach, Neeru showed me a picture on her cellphone showing the approximate area where they were swimming when the ring was lost.  Since the beach area was large, this enabled me to narrow the search to a specific area.  After about thirty minutes of searching, I got a solid signal in the headphones of my Excalibur II.  As my scoop broke the surface of the water, a gold ring was visible amongst the sand and pebbles.  Anuj then identified it as his lost ring!

As you can tell by their picture, they were very happy to have the ring returned to them.

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Lost Engagement Ring Found In Greenville, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

Renee, her fiancé Kaleb, and some friends were “tubing” down their homemade slip ‘n slide and splashing into Governor Bond Lake near Greenville, Illinois.  After several trips down the slide, Renee noticed her engagement ring was missing.  Immediately, everyone began to visually search the grass areas around the slide with no luck.  The following day, a friend who owns a metal detector, searched the area, including the water in front of the slide…only finding a few cans and pull tabs.  Renee then decided to go online and found me on the Ring Finders website.  She called me, and after answering her questions about our service, we set up a place and time to meet.

Since Renee had to work on the day of the search, I was met by Kaleb who escorted me to the site where the ring was lost.  Renee had earlier sent me a video of someone going down the slide, so I already had a good idea of the terrain and water area.  First, I decided to search in the water where the tube splashed into the lake.  I donned my waders, turned on the Excalibur II, and began searching outward from the shore.  After several steps, I got a good solid tone that sounded very promising.  Upon retrieving the target from the water, I saw the white gold ring on top of the mud in the scoop.

I accompanied Kaleb to Renee’s workplace where he surprised her by placing her engagement ring back on her finger.  As you can see in the picture, they were very happy indeed.

 

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Lost Wedding Band Found In Herrin, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

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Shawn was throwing fertilizer on his lawn when he felt his wedding band leave his finger.  He did a visual search in the general vicinity of where he thought the ring had landed to no avail.  Upon arriving at the scene, he directed me to where the ring may be and it was found in the next several minutes.

Wedding Ring Found in Belleville, Illinois

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

Josh’s wife, Charis, was swimming next to the dock in their pond when she felt her wedding ring starting to slip off her finger.  She grasped the ring in her hand and headed for the shore.  As she was trying to exit the pond, she fell down in the water and when she came up the ring was gone.  Over the next several days, Josh made attempts to find the ring on his own with no luck.  He then decided he needed help and went to Google where he found me on my Ring Finder’s website.  Josh told me he had a very upset wife on his hands and asked if I could help.  A few days later, I arrived at Josh’s and he showed me the general location in the pond where she fell.  After hearing a solid signal and several attempts of scooping through the mud, Charis’ ring appeared on the top of a scoopful of mud.  A very relieved Josh told he me he was going to surprise Charis with the ring later in the evening when she got off work.

 

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Have You Lost a Ring or Jewelry in Marion, Carbondale, anywhere in Southern Illinois?

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

My name is Lee and I live in Marion, Illinois.  I have been involved in metal detecting for almost 20 years.  I am very skillful with a metal detector and I practice proven searching techniques. 

If you have lost a piece of jewelry, and you know the general vicinity in which it was lost, I can help you find it.  I can search any type of terrain, including parks, sports fields, yards, beaches, and shallow water.

I am a member of TheRingFinders and my contact information is on my website at:  http://theringfinders.com/Lee.Campbell/

Have You Lost Your Ring in the Snow? Do you live in Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Marion, Carterville area?

from Marion (Illinois, United States)
Contact: 1-618-969-2054

We have had a lot of snow on the ground recently.  There are many activities that cause people to lose their valuables in the snow…sledding, snow ball throwing, shoveling, etc.  If you happen to lose your ring or other valuable piece of jewelry, I can help you find it with my metal detector.  I have over 20 years of experience in metal detecting and I have helped many others find things they have lost.

Please contact me any time at:  

618-922-9837 or email at lee.campbell@theringfinders.com

Sincerely,

Lee Campbell