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Mens Wedding Ring Lost on the Beach Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder Ed Cropski,Atlantic City,New Jersey

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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Found it! I received a call earlier tonight just as a thunderstorm was moving in from a woman on the beach in Atlantic City who was looking for help finding her husband’s white gold wedding band in the sand. Being an hour away and the thunderstorm bearing down on my area and headed towards the coast along with the darkness of night I didn’t have much time to make this one happen.Arriving on the beach and meeting Keisha she had an area marked out where they were during the day. I began my grid search and on the third pass and forth target I got a solid 55 on my new Deus 2 metal detector and scooped the sand and discovered his ring in the scoop! She was amazed at how fast I had found it and just in time as the rain was starting to come down.
Another happy customer!
Recovery #148

Mens Wedding Ring Lost on Beach in Long Beach Island New Jersey Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder Ed Cropski

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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Found it! Beautiful men’s wedding ring lost while putting up a canopy tent on the beach  in Long Beach Island,New Jersey. Speaking with his a getting a general description of the location on the beach and  2.5 hrs of searching I finally had it in my scoop! I immediately gave them a call with the good news and we made arrangements to meet up on the Garden State Parkway.

Another Happy Customer!

Recovery #143

Lost Wedding Band Dropped From Boat Dock Found In Cape Carteret, NC

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Mike was earlier doing some cleaning using various soaps.  Later that evening while relaxing on his boat dock with his wife he began to clean some of the soap residue from his figures.  It was a relaxing afternoon to sit, relax and enjoy the view and a beverage.  Mike started to clean his ring finger when the ring shot off of his finger, over his back and into the Intracoastal Waterway.

After getting the details, a through search began in the very soft muck bottom.  After 3 pieces of garbage were removed from the bottom a very good tone sounded off from my Minelab Excalibur II very close to the dock post.  My Garrett AT Pro-Pointer was used to search the shallow water for the tone.  A handful of muck with a shell and Mike’s wedding band was brought out of the water while Mike stood over his ring as it was lifted from the waterway.

Gold Necklace Cape Cod, MA Found in Debris Can and Returned

  • from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)

I had been called for help to search for a lost item, the location was a so far away and as I had not seen a detecting friend for almost a month due to “social distancing”. I ask Leighton to join in on the search. He agreed so off we went. The search was unsuccessful, but hope was that the ring had gone down the swimming pool’s drain and we would return with more gear and an underwater camera to continue the search. On our way home from the search Leighton received a message from an old friend about his mother’s lost gold necklace. Leighton made a few calls, got a name, address and more information about the chain. We were now on the way to help find Nadine’s chain. The chain had been her father’s and she has worn it as a bracelet since her father’s passing. It had Great Sentimental Value, one lost item that needed to be found and return.

Upon arriving at the address, we had to wait on Nadine’s grand entrance. Never have we been greeted by such a big bucket loader, one that Parker on Gold Rush would be proud to play with in his search for gold. Nadine was in the family’s new “toy”. A toy that I really hoped we would not need to move dirt around while looking for the necklace.

The area to search was small, and we had finished searching it in just a few minutes with no results. A barrel of clippings was nearby and beckoned to be dumped and searched. Now, knowing a chain is a difficult target for any metal detector to respond to, I was listening for any small signal. Two non-productive signal were examined and then one I heard a signal I just could not ignore. I did not visually see the chain, but my handheld pinpionter was surely telling a metal object was there. A push with the pin-pointer to move clippings around…there it was, the glint of gold.

The next happenings were hugs and Thank Yous, disregarding “Social Distancing” were in order. Corvid-19 would not dare to invade moments that just happen when such a sentimental item is found and returned. Photos and more Thank You words followed before Leighton and I were on our way home where we will wait for the next call requesting a metal detectorist’s help.

Lost Class Ring Found At Surf City, NC Reunited With Owner Over 50 Years Later

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Lost for 50 Years a St. John’s Class Ring Finds Its Owner

Last month Kevin sent me a picture of his class ring he has not been able to wear since 1965!  Detecting with a friend at Surf City pier I was able to find Kevin’s class ring.  Because it had been lost so long, I had some trouble reading the inscription and also finding the correct owner.  I finally was able to reach out to the university he attended with what I thought was the initials and last name.  The office contacted Kevin and he called me the very next day.  St. John’s university thought it was story worthy!

 

Metal Detector Finds Lost Wedding Ring in Sea at Paihia

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

John had lost his white gold wedding ring in the sea a few days before I heard of it.
At this time of year, the popular tourist beach concerned is heavily patrolled by holiday detectorists, so time was of the essence – more so as the detailed location had unfortunately been posted on Facebook.
Even though I was in the throes of a major lung infection (Thanks very much, Santa!) I had to try and recover this one as soon as possible.

I met John on the beach in the evening, he indicated the highest probability area before settling down on the sand to watch, and I set to work.

First priority was to clear the heavily trafficked area in the shallows and on the beach – these areas would almost certainly see a detector overnight.
Digging an ancient corroded iPhone suggested that no-one had searched here recently, so there was a high chance of recovery, however the beach was gaining sand with each tide and I suspected I’d need to return at the next days dawn low with the 15″ coil.

I discussed this with John, and now the tide had receded somewhat, had another go at establishing where he was in relation to the low/high water marks and thus the theoretical position he was in before I decided to go another 30 minutes through to dead low before calling it a night.
Changing the sweep pattern to perpendicular to the beach, I headed out far enough to ensure I was well overshooting the likely area in order to eliminate any ‘memory drift’ as to what depth he was in, before sweeping back into the beach.
It was on the third pass that I heard that solid, repeatable gold tone and caught the ring in the scoop on the second dig, lying on the eroding edge of an offshore sandbar – I suspect he had been standing on this sand bar, hence the perception he had been in shallow water.
Holding the ring in the classic victors thumb/forefinger pose, I turned to show John it was a happy ending, only to see the rest of the family had arrived – Perfect timing.

Happy faces all round, and a pose for the cameras before I headed home to crawl back into bed…

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Young Girl’s Ring Lost At Emerald Isle Beach Found

  • from Emerald Isle (North Carolina, United States)

Heather sent me a text message that her daughter had lost her ring at the beach the previous evening.  Shortly after receiving her text, I headed to the beach to begin the search.  One of Heather’s friends was at the location with the young lady and showed me the area to begin the search.  Within minutes, and after Heather arrived, I was able to find the ring.  Heather’s friend could believe I found it!

 

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Metal Detector Finds Lost Gold Coin Cache

  • from Paihia (New Zealand)

Was asked to locate a couples’ buried investment recently, due to the delicate nature of the job I have to keep most of it in confidence – I have however been given permission to publish the following though. A tale of a modern pot of gold…

Let’s call him “Bob”.
Bob contacted me asking for help locating a cache of 1oz gold coins he’d buried many years ago…and now was unable to remember exactly where!

Oh dear.

After some background checks to ensure it was all legitimate, I met up with Bob and his wife and they showed me a patch of pasture with several excavations. Looking at the scene, I could almost sense the growing panic with the turfs transitioning from neat squares to less organized lumps and becoming more scattered around the holes…

I switched on the detector, tuned it up, and started to work the pre-dug holes to ensure it wasn’t just a case of not going deep enough. As each was cleared I moved further along the line, eliminating a few false hits which turned out to be flakes of scrap. I reached the end of the last excavation and just past the far edge, got that “Dig Me!” solid tone.

Bob went in with the spade and quickly exposed a flash of red plastic – just under the grass! I’m sure everybodies voices went up a notch as it was progressively unearthed.

Now, the fundamental rule of detecting is to always check the hole, and to ensure no coins had been lost from the now damaged jar I stuck the pinpointer into the hole. It twittered away excitedly, so I scraped the soil with the pointer and exposed more plastic!

Turns out there were two containers, not just one as first thought.

Lost Earring on Beach Avalon,NJ Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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I received a call from a woman who had contacted the Avalon Police department in hopes they could help her to locate her lost diamond and gold earring she had lost on the beach entrance way the night before. They passed on my information to her as I had done many successful recoveries on the beaches over the years. We agreed that we would meet the following morning at the entrance. On site she explained how she had lost it while taking pictures with girlfriends and was sure the earring was in a small area of the sand. I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small coil for the job as it is very sensitive to smaller items like earrings. I was able to use her matching earring to compare the audio/visual signal on my detector and after a couple of minutes of searching I found the missing earring in the sand. The beautiful earrings were once again a set and a very happy customer was able to enjoy the rest of her vacation with friends.

Recovery#114

Lost Wedding Ring on Volleyball Court Raritan,NJ Recovered by NJ Lost Ring Finder!

  • from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
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I received a call from a guy that had lost his gold/platinum with diamonds wedding ring on a volleyball court during a company employee outing at the Johnson & Johnson corporate complex earlier in the week. He wasn’t sure exactly where the ring came off but was sure it was somewhere on the court. Arriving at the seen I figured this was a good opportunity to try out the new White’s MX7 metal detector and after a quick setup the search was underway. Deciding to half the court at a time a started to grid the area back & forth and completed the first half with no luck. Moving on and halfway through the second half I received a solid signal right where the sand meets the grass of the court. Observing the display screen of the MX7 it showed a gold vdi reading and as I looked down at the sand I could see the very edge of the ring hidden in the sand. I called over the very worried customer and showed him the ring laying in my sand scoop. “Absolutely Amazing” were his first words accompanied with a huge smile and look of relief on his face,he was extremely thankful for my help and professional service. Another happy customer! Recovery# 110