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Platinum Wedding Ring recovered in Calgary

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

Roland had been dusting the snow off his coat last night when his ring flew from his finger and into his front yard.   While he knew the general area he had searched and searched but to no avail, the heavy Platinum Wedding Band could not be seen.  He even shoveled the snow off the lawn and into his garage so it could melt and he could recover the ring but still no ring.  That’s when his wife found The Ring Finders online and Roland called me.  Roland explained, that the ring was very important to them as they just got married last summer, he couldn’t believe he’d lost it already.    

We arranged to meet at his home today and he showed me the area his ring could be in, we talked about how he had dusted his coat off and I had him reenact the scene for me.  Based on his movements, the weight of the ring, and the force behind the movement, as usual I determined it could be just about anywhere in the yard even possibly in the neighbours yard.  I searched the yard in two directions then checked the far side of a shrub bed on the opposite side of a tree to where the action had taken place.  You guessed it I got the sweet sound of Platinum in my headphones and brushed away the snow to recover Roland’s Wedding Ring.   When I handed him the ring he exclaimed, “Thank God !”  and you too Bill.  It was a big weight off his shoulders and back onto his finger.

Another Satisfied Customer of The Ring Finders

Another Happy Customer

Lost Class Ring Recovered – Airdrie, Alberta

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

Sometimes I go out with my detector to near by Parks , Ball Diamonds and Tot Lots.  I clean out a lot of junk and sharp objects keeping the community tidy and people safe from getting cut when playing.  Today was just such a day I was out detecting in an old Baseball Diamond that had fallen into disrepair and was rarely used anymore.  Within 30 minutes I got a familiar tone on my Garret AT PRO, thinking it inured like gold but could be junk I cut a plug in the sod about 2 inches deep handout popped this beauty a 10k Gold Class Ring the date on the side said 2007 and the school was just 2 blocks away.  

Chelseas Ring in Hole

I notice their was a name engraved on the inside of the ring and thought it would be great if I could return it to its owner.   On went the detective hat, Since my wife used to work for the school division I had her call in some favours and we located Chelsea no longer a student but now a teacher at a different school.  I contacted her and told her about the ring recovery and had her come over to pick it up.   She was thrilled to see it again and explained that she had lost it in 2008 and had gone back with friends and search for 2 hours with no luck.   The Ring Finders pull through again, returning smiles and emotionally valuable items.

Chelsea with Class Ring

Chelseas Ring

Calgary Time Capsule Recovered

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I received an email from Michael of  Calgary’s Apocalypse Scooter Club in July asking for assistance in finding a Time Capsule they had buried 4 years earlier.  I agreed to meet him and the club members at the designated site in Calgary on August 1st, 2015.

Well today  I went to meet with him and the club members, I arrived early which is normal for me, and shortly after a bunch of scooters, you know the type Vespa’s , Lambretta’s some even  looked homemade, came  driving into the parking area.  It was actually quite exciting to see so many scooters all arriving at the same time.  The was a large field but they had a good idea of ta spot that would get us close.  Once I had the area of interest marked off with parking cones and started my grid, it wasn’t long before I got an mid tone sound that registered 8+ inches deep.  The membership were pretty excited and attacked the ground with spades until they heard the clunk of the time capsule being hit with their spades. Sure enough it was about a foot deep in the ground and everyone was talking at once with excitement.  This was a fun hunt and everyone was still having a great time when I left them to their celebrations.  Thank you Michael and the Apocalypse Scooter Club for trusting me and The Ring Finders to locate your Time Capsule.

Apocalypse Scooter Club's Recovered Time Capsule

Apocalypse Scooter Club’s Recovered Time Capsule

The Apocalypse Scooter Club celebrate the recovery of their Time Capsule

The Apocalypse Scooter Club celebrate the recovery of their Time Capsule

Lost Ring In Alberta River — Recovered

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

Lost White Gold Wedding Band Recovered for Newly Weds

Dorothy found my Bio on  TheRingFinders.com  and called me today. Dorothy and her Husband of Two Weeks had been out rafting on the Little Red Deer River, Alberta,  three days prior to her call.  They were just passing over some rapids when their raft was heading toward a dead fall tree, her husband reached out to hold the branches from hitting Dorothy when it happened.  The tree dragged off his 2 week old 18k White Gold Wedding Band.  They searched the river themselves but had no luck.

I headed out to the site right away it was just over 100 km to get to the part of the river where the loss had happened.  Dorothy pointed to the rapids, the dead fall tree and also suggested another set of rapids further up stream may be a possibility.  I waded into the river, the current was quite strong, I headed toward the dead fall tree on the opposite side. I found it was only possibly to swing my detector with the current so taking very small steps I would submerge the coil swing with the current, take the coil out of the water and repeat.  The bottom of the river was all cobble so I made sure to check in behind each boulder as I came upon them. At about 3/4 of the way across I got a loud sweet sound in the range I would expect white Gold, so I paused and looked into the water and saw something glimmering up through the water.  I reached in and came up with just pebbles but the next grab got the prize, I called to Dorothy and asked if it looked like the one we are looking for, she replied is it the ring.  I exclaimed, “I don’t know I’ve never seen it before” knowing full well it must be the right ring.  Once  she saw it she was over the moon with excitement looking forward to letting her hubby know, he was unable to attend as he was working.  I got a great big hug from Dorothy and took a photo of her with a big smile. Thank you for the generous reward Dorothy.

Dorothy with Ring Dorothys Husbands Ring

Precious Gold Charm recovered in Calgary

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I got a call last weekend from a Teacher in Calgary, Alberta,  she had lost a small Gold Pendant that was very dear to her since it was given to her by a friend who is no longer with us.

I responded the same day and was greeted by her,  she showed me a very large area of the school yard she wanted me to search.  I scanned the area with care pulling up pounds of trash , pull tabs, bottle caps , nails and itinerant rusted metal.   While my detector can distinguish between iron and noble metals such as Gold, I didn’t want to take the chance of this small pendant signal being masked by junk.  After a long and trying search I had covered the entire area.

At this point I asked if there was anywhere else, she had been the day she lost it.  She said, yes the soccer field, I immediately had the clue I needed and off to the soccer field we went, within 10 minutes this Little Gold charm with such Big meaning was back in the hands of the owner.  Oh, yes it did signal as junk due to the close proximity of some tin foil.   Another happy customer of The Ring Finders.

Happy Teacher with Recovered PendantPendant

Tiny Gold Pendant

Tiny Gold Pendant

First Gold Ring Returned of 2015 – Calgary Alberta

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I received a phone call from Alex this morning, he explained,  he had lost his wedding ring the day before after brushing snow off his car.  This is a recurring theme of lost rings snow in the winter, Brushing off cars without gloves, cold hands are then shaken to get the snow off them and there goes the ring.   Just as a side note, if you don’t want to lose your ring in cold weather, wear gloves.
This is exactly what happened to Alex, I met him out at his residence, where he showed me where he remembered losing the ring and where he and family had searched for 3 hours with no luck.
I did a cursory search of the area he directed me to at first and had no luck, so I set up a grid using my parking cones and started my grid search of the area, I always make the grid area larger than the customer thinks it should be, after just 10 minutes working the grid I located Alex’s Ring, about 10 feet away from where he had me looking.  Rings roll and bounce and get kicked around when desperate people are trying to find their treasured items.
Another search ended with a big smile, Alex said, he was sure it was gone for ever. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to recover your Wedding Ring Alex!

Calgary Ring first Ring Recovery of 2015

Calgary Ring first Ring Recovery of 2015

Alex Ring

For Service in:
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks & Red Deer

Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or
Email:  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

First Lost Ring Recover of 2014, Airdrie Alberta

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

Early Bird gets the Worm . . .  errr . . . I mean ring.

Last night, no this morning at 1:00 am, I was awoken by my mobile phone buzzing ( I have it on vibrate at night) so as most would do ignored it then it went off again at 1:10 am. Thinking this must be very important I took a look and didn’t recognize the number but noticed there was a voice mail.  The voice mail said ”  my brother in law has lost his wedding ring can you come out now or tomorrow”.   Well, I was still half a sleep, so I sent a text message saying ” Text me the address and I’d be out at 9:00 am”.  Almost immediately I got a response with the address and a desperate plea to come out right away as it was lost on a main road and they were afraid the snow plow would come by and scoop it away.  I sent back “I’ll be right over”

Fifteen minutes later, I arrive at the address bleary eyed and still half asleep but dressed for the -15 C weather, with all my gear.  I was met by the brother in law, wife and husband.  It was explained that he opened his truck door and snow got on the seat so he brushed it off with his hand and the ring went with the snow into more snow.  By the time they called me they had already been searching for 2 hours and the snow had been all trampled down in the search area.  I started my search and after only 2 passes got a nice loud report from my Garrett ATPRO, as I scraped away the trampled snow a shiney White Gold Ring revealed itself.  They all voiced their gratitude for the service and return of the Wedding Ring that was only 3 years old. As you can see the husband was relieved to be out of the dog house.   I returned home to my warm bed to dreams of another recovery well done.

They were amazed that such a great website as TheRingFinders.com existed with Detecting specialists all over the world and one in there own town.

HAppy to have Weddding Ring back

 Whote Gold Ring Closeup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Service in:
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks
& Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or
Email:  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

 

 

 

Lost iPhone Recovered in Snow – Airdrie

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I received an email this morning from Sean, he had seen me on www.TheRingFinders.com he explained that he had lost his iPhone 5s in Airdrie just before the gas station lot had been plowed and would I be able to find iPhones.  To which I responded with an emphatic Yes!
However,being Christmas I may not be able to get out right away. He explained in his email that he was in Edmonton so wouldn’t be able to show me where at was lost.  I recommended that he use Google Maps or Earth and pinpoint the location and the send me an image of the map.
A few minutes later I received the map with a circle around the area he thought it  was lost in. Fortunately, my wife gave me the morning off Christmas preparations so I went out and started scanning the plowed up piles of snow.  I set my Garrett ATPRO in the following way, Sensitivity: 1 notch down from full (I needed depth in the 4 ft piles of snow), Iron Audio: On (Lots of Trash i the area)  Pro Mode, Coins setting Iron Discrim set to 35.  Then I tested my iPHONE which cam up at 82-85 VDI.   I scanned about 30 ft of snow piles getting lots of Iron and foil targets which I dug and threw in the trash later.  Then at the end of one of the piles I got a high tone 85 on the display scratched around it with my Garrett Retriever and at about 4 inches out popped the iPhone.  After snapping some photos, I went home and fired off an email to him with my address for pick up. He responded, with a jubilant GREAT, and said he would arrange for pick up.  Another happy customer of The Ring Finders.

Seans iPhone in Snow Recovered iPone 5S

 

For Service in:
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks
& Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or
Email:  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

Lost Keys recovered in Snow

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-701-1739

I received a call from Brandon, he had found me on The Ring Finders website ( www.TheRingFinders.com). He asked if I could find keys in the snow,to which I answered “I sure can!”.

It turns out Brandon was calling me From Red Deer Alberta a 250 km round trip from my my home in Airdrie. He had lost his Keys a week ago while shoveling his walks I’m front of the house and on the property and back drive plus he did the neighbors walks for them. The snow was piled up 3 ft high on each side of the sidewalks. When I arrived he pointed the area out to me and I decided to start in front along the public side walk. I tested my keys and was getting a Visual display ID of 75, so I figured his keys would likely be between 70 & 80. After completing the scan of the front of his yard I proceeded on to do the neighbors front yard and within 4 feet I got a clear but faint 75, I dug threw the snow and at about 1-1/2 feet up popped Brandon’s keys, he was thrilled!

He told me that it would have cost him over $350.00 to replace them not to mention the time and effort to do that. Brandon appreciated me coming out to find them for him as he thought he may never see them again. Once again The ring Finders to the rescue!

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For Service in:
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Okotoks
& Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or
Email:  Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com

New couple to Calgary Canada lost Ring at motel 8

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-968-1496
14k wedding band

14k wedding band

 

New couple to Canada from Australia lost his 9k white gold wedding band. He lost the ring while taking stuff out of the car at the motel 8 where they were staying.He dropped it in the snow.They serached for a couple of hours.With no luck they found ringfinders and called me out.I went ot right away about 9 pm. It was very cold out -9 and windy. I sreached for about a hour couldn’t find it.I thought it might be under one of the other cars.I went back the next day and recovered it and returned it to the wife they were very happy.Another happy couple.

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