In September of this year, I received a telephone call from an individual asking if I thought I might locate a lost engagement and wedding band, lost in the fall of 2014. I believe I commented that if it is still there, I will find it.
Upon arrival on 9/23/19, I was given a tour of where they might be lost when raking leaves and other yard work. I believe the first day I was there 7.5 hours. I had to limit searching the second day and onward in about 4 hour increments. I was then shown a bank where 5 years of leaves and brush had been deposited. This was the second possible hot spot. That bank was steep enough that I needed to wear crampons. At the bottom was a tree, about 24 inches in diameter that was there when they were lost. It had to go. So I brought a chainsaw and cut it into sections where I could move them with a digging iron. That search was futile. On to several other possibilities. Last week I decided to go back to another section of bank, adjacent to the first. This involved cutting another tree that was 1/2 way down the bank. Anyway, as I was about to leave on 12/10/19, having searched with my CTX3030 in the rain most of the morning, I found it after a ten week search. Owner was thrilled and speechless. Going back when the weather cooperates to find the gold band.
This was a difficult recovery but persistence reunited this beautiful ring, with all its memories, back to the owner.