*** Not all searches are as easy as they sound when you hear a description of the loss during a phone call. Laura called me shortly after losing a one ounce gold ring while doing gardening in her backyard. She felt it come off her finger. She lives in the Silverlake residential area of Los Angeles, CA. which is about an hour away. We would have about enough time to find the ring before dark.
I was able to meet Laura at her home where she walked me to backyard garden area. It was a beautiful large garden area with many mature Agave and other type plants. The good thing was she had been standing in one spot when she raise her ring hand with an underhand motion. That’s when the heavy yellow gold ring came off her finger.
My plan was to use my detector and pinpointer in the open areas because the heavy ring had a good chance to fall through the plants into the undergrowth. It was very unlikely that it went more than 30 ft. My detector only produced a few targets so I went to the pinpointer to get under the plants. The pinpointer was not able to discriminate and I was using up precious daylight time chasing ferrous targets such as nails, etc. It dark now and I was not satisfied that I had covered underneath the plants thoroughly. Already making plans to come back to search tomorrow.
Giving up on crawling around in the dark with the hand held pinpointer detector, I thought I’d take a few minutes to do visual search with my bright search light. The ring showed up in the heavy leaves of the Agave plants. Laura was there to celebrate the find. I enjoyed being able to help Laura and meeting her husband. They were a very nice couple and we had a very nice visit before I left to return to my home. I love doing this, it doesn’t get old. It’s nice to be retired and have the time to do be available to do these searches.
“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ .. Stan the Metal Detector Man