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3 Hour Drive To Rescue A Gold Pendant, Dunsborough, Western Australia.

from Perth (Australia)
Contact: 0469880955.

Simon and a bunch of mates from Perth, had headed 3 hours south to Dunsborough for a boys weekend. They had rented a holiday house set in the bush and had been having a good old time when someone suggested a game of volleyball on the sand court in the backyard.

Now volleyball and jewellery are not the best of mates, let me tell you. As you can probably guess, Simon was spiking the volleyball when he

Sifting for gold! In hindsight I reckon the owner (far right, shirt off) is standing on top of it!

felt a tug at his neck. When his feet hit the ground he instinctively felt for his precious gold pendant and sure enough the pendant was missing.

The match ended there as all the boys pitched in to rake their hands through the sand in search of Simons pendant. Someone had the bright idea to try sifting for it but unfortunately that didn’t work either, probably because I reckon Simon (shirt off on the right of the photo) is standing right on top of it! When this approach had failed one of his friends tried googling for a metal detecting service and shortly after I got a call from Simon to explain what had happened.

They only had the house for one more day so I said I could head down straight away and see if I could reunite him with it asap.

After meeting the crew, who by mid-afternoon were a rather cheerful bunch of characters, Simon and his twin brother Alex showed me out the back to the scene of the loss.

The rest of the crew arrived shortly after to watch the show so as I would have an audience I wondered if I should go straight to the area of the court where he’d thought he’d lost it (i.e where they are all standing in the photo) or work my way from the back of the court up to the area. As much as one side of my brain liked the first option I resisted the temptation and decided on the latter as I felt sure there would be coins and potentially other jewellery lost in the sand court. I was partly right as I dug 5c first , then 10c, then 20c and 50c in that order. I also quickly found that there were buried pipes around the edges of the court which didn’t help on the detecting side of things. I just had to hope the pendant wasn’t sitting on top or beside one of the pipes which it could be as I’d had Simon show me what he was doing at the time of the loss and he was more side on to the net when it had occured so I figured I would find it close to the right edge of the court or past it when I thought through the possible physics involved in the loss.

The boy’s got a bit excited each time I stopped, knelt and turned on my pinpointer but each time it was a coin or something else so their

Made in Italy.

excitement had ebbed away after 5 or six of these false alarms! As I got to the volleyball net for the second time I heard a soft edged, loud signal in my headphones and thought “please be it”. It was just the sort of tone I’d been listening for and a quick glance at the

Simon’s precious returned along with his smile!

target I.D on my AT-PRO detector told me this time it was not a coin and was about what I’d expect for a flat gold pendant. I swung the detector across it from different angles and felt even more sure as there was some variation in signal length and i.d indicating an iregular shape or angle. Most objects lost in sand end up laying flat before too long Kneeling once more I poked my pinpointer in the sand to locate the target and then felt for the object. Pulling it from the sand there was a glint of gold and then the whole pendant appeared in my hand as the sand fell away.

“Found it” I yelled. The boys excitement returned real quick and so did Simon’s smile. He certainly looked very relieved.

After a bit of whooping and high fiving I was treated to a few beers (cheers guys) as I got asked to recount a few stories of past recoveries which seemed to keep them well entertained for an hour or so.

Before I’d had too many beers to drive I bid the lads farewell and headed off on the three hour return trip back to Perth, feeling rather pleased I’d been able to reunite Simon with his sentimental momento from Italy on the same day he’d lost it..

Gotta say I never get tired of that feeling and can’t wait till I’m needed again.. bye for now.

 

 

 

Necklace lost at North Island Breakers beach Found!

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Vanessa and her two children were spending the day at the beach on NAS North Island Breaker’s Beach. She had with her a necklace that was a recent gift. It was in a pouch, inside a box, then inside her bag. Should be safe there huh? Not with an active 1 1/2 year old toddler it isn’t! Apparently the child had gotten into the bag, box and pouch, finding the necklace and deciding to play with it in the dry sand. Once it was realized what happened, too late, the necklace was nowhere to be seen. I met Vanessa outside the gate so she could get me on the Navy base. We proceeded to the beach where the search area was defined. Lots of dry sand to sift and lots of junk targets to raise and dash our hopes. As you can see, after expanding out from ground zero, it was eventually found and a relieved Vanessa could head home happy. A pleasure to meet you and thank you for the reward.

Lost Gold Diamond Pedant in Calgary Alberta

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-968-1496

I received a call a young lady. She said she had lost her gold diamond pendant. It was given to her from her boyfriend. She said she had lost it while she was riding her horse. She had been jumping her horse in the outdoor area plus the inside one.She said it could be anywhere even the barn. I told her I would start on the out door arena around all the jumps first and grid the whole area. It was a very hot day about 30 degrees.I started finding lots of stuff but it was a lot of nails which I picked up so the horses wouldn’t pick them up. I hunted for about 3 hours about to give up and I thought I would give it about another half hour. Just about the last couple of minutes bam I found it.So I went the the indoor arena where she was teaching young riders. She came over ans asked if I found it I showed her all the metal and nails.She looked sad and said thanks for trying.Then I showed her the gold diamond  pendant  she screamed your my hero I’m so happy thank you so so much. Well another successful hunt and a very happy girl. Kevin Niefer Ring Finders Calgary Alberta