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Surfer Buries Stuff: Lost Wallet & iPhone: Successful Metal Detecting on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California 94122

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

It was a perfect day for surfing at San Francisco’s magnificent Ocean Beach. Kyle took the tram from his home in The Castro right to the beach at Judah Ave and the Great Highway. He was eager to hit the big leftbreak with his pal Max. He placed his wallet and iPhone in a sandwich bag and hastily buried them in the wet sand. An hour later, they emerged from the surf, happy and tired. Kyle went to unbury his stuff and could not, on the massive sandy expanse that is Ocean Beach, locate where he had hidden it. After 30 minutes of searching, his surf buddy Max Googled, “metal detecting Ocean Beach” and up popped one of my blog links with my phone number. 30 minutes later I arrived with my gear to find that Kyle and Max had already completed a very large matrix search by dragging their feet in the sand.

As I always, I begin a search by asking the owner, “if you were to guess exactly where you think it might be, lets mark the spot”. Max and Kyle indicated it was probably located between a wet and dry sand stick marker and a pile of dog poop diagonally down by the rising tide. Within that large rectangle, which they had already searched with their feet, Kyle circumscribed a 60 foot diameter circle with his feet in the sand where he thought was the best chance of locating his gear. I began my own matrix search inside Kyle’s circle and after 25 minutes, I got huge titanium hit from Kyle’s iPhone just inside his circle, but just outside where they had searched with their feet, closest to the rising tide.

A very relieved Kyle with his wallet and phone, and was soon back in the water to catch another set.

Kyle’s iPhone.

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SF Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

Lost Wedding Band Recovered on Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California 94122

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

It was a beautiful day at Ocean Beach. Danny was surfing. When got out of the water, and he went to shake his towel, his wedding ring went flying on the beach!

Moments later, my regional ringfinder buddy, Dave Millman, received the following urgent text:

Hi Dave,

I lost my gold men’s wedding band at Ocean Beach today, around 3pm. The ring has lower-case initials engraved inside: “ala + dgj”

My location at the time of loss is below. I did not go far from this spot – I believe the ring fell from my bag either at this spot or in between it and the grassy embankment directly east of here.

Please let me know if you are able to help.  -Danny
Dave Responded:
         Danny,
        I’m sorry you lost your ring. Unfortunately, I’m on vacation right now. However, Marshall Smith            at  https://theringfinders.com/Marshall.Smith/ lives in San Francisco and can probably help                you quickly.
        Good luck!  -Dave

One hour later, I was on Ocean Beach with my gear. Conditions, sunny, 59f degrees , wind gusting onshore 10-20 mph.

Danny met me on the beach with his wife Alex. Danny showed me when he thought he lost his ring. I stuck my shovel in the sand and began a circular search pattern around that point.

On my fourth circle I found Danny’s wedding band. It was buried about 2 inches in the loose sand.

They were stunned when I found it.  The beautiful inscription, “ala + dgj”, left no doubt that this ring belonged to Danny.

 

Another happy outcome ….. so fun to help out.

The sooner you call the better our chances of recovering your ring!

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Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA

 

Tossed Heirloom Cushion Solitaire & Diamonds Platinum Ring Recovered in Tiberon, California 94920

from San Francisco (California, United States)
Contact: 1-415-895-0334

On October 10th David wrote:

“My wife tossed her wedding ring into a patch of vines, leaves and brush. Really dense. I have a detector, but was only able to uncover a few cans and a Capri Sun. I am afraid this might be beyond your scope or perhaps you are up for a challenge. I am confident that its in this area (marin/tiburon) neighborhood. If you are interested, what is the typical reward offered and when are you available. I can send pics to give you a better idea of what we are dealing with.

I’m feeling desperate and my wife is heartbroken. The ring may not be worth a ton of money, but has sentimental value of course…and is not insured (my fault)…so of course I’m getting desperate.
Please let me know or maybe you know of someone that might be able to help. Thank you so much!”
David
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The photos didn’t look promising. This is where he had been searching with his own detector, tearing out a lot of the ivy to find the ring:
But I had faith in my Garrett AT Pro detector, and found the ring in 7 minutes, inches from the curb, buried in the dirt. The ring had skipped along the pavement and bounced into the ivy. After over 2 months, and probably being stepped on, it had worked it’s way down into the soil under the ivy.
Beautiful, classic antique style, 1 carat, high clarity and color, old cut, cushion shaped solitaire diamond, with two rows of intricately hand set pave diamonds set around the top, and down the sides. The ring was custom designed by her father and made by his friend, both deceased.
Marshall, he wrote, “I can’t thank you enough for your prompt and professional service and for probably saving our marriage!”  Another marriage preserved, hopefully as durable as her ring!
Ring and marriage recovery by Marshall Smith.
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 Bay Area RingFinders Contact: Marshall Smith – Text or call: 415-895-0334

Metal Detectorist serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area from sunny San Mateo, CA