I received a call last evening from Orla, she explained that her husband had been cross-country skiing in a park area in Calgary, Alberta and had fallen and lost his Tungsten Wedding Ring. We agreed to meet the next day since it was already dark. We got together at 3:30 pm the next day and made our way over to the park area. The climb down to the track was a bit slippery considering it was a steep hill and I’m not as limber as I once was, but we made it without mishap. Once at the track through the trees, Orla pointed out the 2-meter x 3-meter area where her husband had fallen and I started to work. While there was quite a bit of snow the long grass had been bent over by the weight of the snow making a loose but thick base for a ring to fall into and through. However, after just a few passes over the area my Metal Detector came through with the bright tone I was hoping for and after scratching through the snow and grass out came a bright silver colored Tungsten Wedding Band. Orla was thrilled to get it back as they had already looked to no avail. Another super happy customer of the Ring Finders.
Happy Lady with Husbands Ring
I received a phone call this morning from Norman, he had lost his Platinum Wedding Band and wanted me to go out and do a search for it. He admitted he really wasn’t sure where he lost it but would like to meet me at his home this evening. We agreed on a time, due to the short winter days it was dark out and cold -12c by the time I arrived there. However, I came prepared with a flashlight, Garrett AT PRO Metal Detector, Garret Pro Pointer and warm clothing. When I knocked on the door Norman answered immediately, he had obviously been waiting anxiously for me to arrive so that we could start the search. He explained again how the ring could be on his front drive or where he parked his car on the street or the Light Rail Transit Parking Lot or at work. Since we are already at his home that’s where we started. I gridded the front driveway and only got signals from the re-bar under the cement, but since I had set up the machine to sound clearly on Platinum or high carat gold I easily discarded those signals. After about 10 minutes the driveway was done with no sign of the ring and so I concentrated on the public sidewalk between where Norman’s car was parked on the road and the property, while Norman went through the interior of the car searching it with a flashlight in hopes it may be inside. Still no luck, I asked Norman to move his car so that I could access the area underneath and around, you see, cars are mostly metal so they sound off loudly and mask any other metals close by. Once the car had been moved I scanned the area in front of the vehicle the first pass nothing but junk but the second pass I got a good sharp signal in the range I was looking for, I scraped away the packed down snow with my Garrett Retriever, (across between a pick and a rake but no bigger than a hammer). I caught a glimpse of the ring and picked it up. I exclaimed to Norman, “this a good signal, it’s heavy but not likely your ring” (wink wink) once I passed him the snow-laden ring he excitedly announced it was his ring. We were both very happy. Norman, because he thought the ring was gone forever and me because I got to return another smile. Just look at that smile. Thanks Norman for the generous reward.
Happy To Get Ring Back
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
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.
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.
We had just come through a big snow storm and this morning I received a text message from Justin explaining the night before on his way to work he had fallen in the deep snow, To top it all off Justin is deaf and had lost his Cochlea Implant when he fell. I texted back and forth with him we agreed to meet at the location. We communicated through notes and his lip reading skills and I setup a grid of the area.
This was the first hunt for this toy of device for me so I set my Garrett ATPro on Zero Discrimination. After about 20 minutes I recovered the main part of the interface and then 5 minutes later the wire that clips to the implant and the interface. Justin put it on right away and it still worked. He told me that it would cost $10,000 to replace so he was very thankful to get it back. Another customer thrilled with the service from TheRingFinders.com
Ms. Fakha was doing her annual Autumn tidy up in her front yard. She hadn’t noticed while she was busy her ring had fallen off, it had a lot of sentimental value and was given to her in India by her late husband. When I arrived at her home she showed me the areas where she had been working.
It seems to very common for folks to lose rings in the autumn, they don’t realize there hands are getting cool as they work and the rings just slip off their fingers while they work.
I had finished metal detecting the east side of the pathway and started on the west side when I got a nice loud tone. When I looked down and parted the grass slightly the sparkle of the large diamond and sheen of the 24 karat gold band reflected the setting sun brightly.
Ms. Fakha was very happy and grateful to get her ring back. Another successful recovery by The Ring Finders.
24 Karat Ring Recovered
I received a call from Tina, her 84 year old Dad had lost his wedding ring in the yard while doing some fall cleanup. They were hoping I may be able to find it for him. Edward was crushed when he lost his ring as his wife had passed away just four years ago and the ring meant everything to him. I went over the next day, we discussed where he remembered having it on last he explained, he had been doing some gardening in the back yard and didn’t notice the ring was gone until later when he was in the house. Fortunately the yard was nicely lawned and there was only a few trees. I started scanning the lawn with my Garret ATPRO and after only 3 passes across the width of the yard I got a loud gold signal and saw just under the thatch the glimmer of his gold ring. Edward was so happy to get it back .
Lost Wedding Ring Recovered
Another satisfied customer of The Ring Finders.
Edward was thrilled to get his Wedding Ring back
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
The Apocalypse Scooter Club celebrate the recovery of their Time Capsule
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.
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.
Tiny Gold Pendant