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Needle in a Haystack – Lost Hearing Aid Found in Paddock!

from Paihia (New Zealand)
Contact: 021 401 626

Pete was ushering some skittish cattle around a paddock yesterday, and was moving under a line of trees to get around them.    As he emerged from the low branches under the tree line he realised that his valuable hearing aid was no longer where it should be. Not the cheapest of items and subsequent efforts to comb through the grass were fruitless.
This morning, I got a message from his daughter in law asking if I would be able to assist.

Hearing aids are notoriously difficult to detect as the largest piece of metal in them is the battery – about half the size of a pea, and even then the metal is only the skin surrounding the battery chemical pastes.

I said I’d give it a go, being a very recent loss.
On arrival, I asked Pete to drop his spare earpiece on the ground so I could tune in and hopefully get a tone off it.
Instantly I heard the pops and whistles of electric fence interference – Easily sorted, and he wandered away to turn the fence off. Now I was able to only just hear the sound of the hearing aid, I had the machine running so hot in order to pick up the tiny flecks of metal in the hearing aid that I was now getting interference from the neighbours fence. Have to put up with that…
Pete had marked the area where he thought they had parted company, and I gave it a quick scan although with the background interference and a ‘million’ ancient fence staples and rusting wire fragments it was mentally exhausting work analysing everything the machine was telling me.
I retraced his path back under the line of trees before circling around to where he had emerged for a real intensive scan of the likely area, on hands and knees working the coil hard into the grass to ensure I would squeeze every last bit of signal out of the aid, should the coil pass over it.
A little over an hour after I had started searching and many false alerts, I got a small but repeatable target.
I carefully picked through the grass and saw a sliver of clear silicone tubing… A big grin crossed Petes face as I held the wayward hearing aid out to him.
The proverbial Needle in a Haystack!

 

Smart watch lost in Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand

from Wellington (New Zealand)
Contact: 022 361 4990

Branden had been cutting down trees and doing a bit of landscaping when he noticed his smart watch was missing.

When I arrived he showed me a large hole he had filled with compostable material and dirt and rocks.  Unfortunately it was up against a concrete wall that had metal reinforcing and so we had to dig it out by hand to avoid hitting the watch with any sharp tools.

It was amazing how hot the combustible material had got in just three days.  I scanned everything with a handheld pinpointer but when we got to the bottom of the hole there was no sign of the watch.

Next there was a raised garden that he had filled with pebbles.  I took a reading off an identical watch that belonged to his wife and used my CTX3030.

Still no target and it was looking grim but I carried on around the edge of the ground where I saw some old pebbles had been dumped.  Right next to a tree stump I got a dirty signal that was similar to the other watch.  Scraping away a layer of pebbles the plastic strap emerged and the watch was recovered.

When I checked the hole there was a 4” nail right underneath where the watch had been.

Branden was very grateful to get his watch back.

iPhone Found with Metal Detector, Paihia, Bay of Islands

from Paihia (New Zealand)
Contact: 021 401 626

Brand new iPhone rescued from the tide the other morning – And it still worked after spending a day underwater!

Owner was rapt to get it back, especially as it was their last day in the Bay of Islands before continuing their holiday through New Zealand.

Check out this expression. This is why I am a ringfinder and not a ring “collector”

LOST RING NORTH SHORE FOUND

from O‘ahu (Hawaii, United States)
Contact: 1-808-699-0521

 

 

This ring find started out early in the morning and on a very well known beach that Detectorist go to. I headed out to the North shore and began the search. There was a few families on the beach but not in the area i needed to look in. After sometime of grading the sand i came across a good tone. There in my scoop a beautiful diamond band. I found 1 of the 2 lost rings and so i continued to search and not even a foot away i get another great tone and there in my Xtreme scoop i see the second diamond ring! I called Kissy Stadler up and let her know the good news… she was so happy! we were able to meet up in town before i had to work. Another great find and return.

IF YOU LOST YOUR RING AT THE BEACH GIVE KAI A CALL AT 808-699-0521

 

Wedding ring lost in the snow in the backyard, Manlius – Syracuse New York FOUND

from Syracuse (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-315-652-6996

I received a phone call from Jason who lost his ring in his backyard last night.  He said that while trying to get his dog to come into the house and swinging his arm showing the dog where to go, his ring came off, hit the side of the house and then disappeared.  Jason did not sleep well this night thinking about his lost ring, so in the morning he went to a local store to purchase a in-expensive metal detector.  After a couple of hours using his new detector and finding nothing, Jason’s wife search on Goggle, “how do I find my ring lost in my backyard” and up popped, “The Ring Finders” website.  A few clicks later she found me and gave me a call.

I showed up and after about 15 minutes I found Jason’s ring some 20′ away under their picnic table.  It’s amazing how far rings can go and where the can land.

Here is a link to my short video showing the recovery of Jason’s ring.   Enjoy.

 

Ring lost @ Thompson CC, Dryden New York, Found

from Syracuse (New York, United States)
Contact: 1-315-652-6996

Thursday October 3 2019.  At 7.15 pm my phone rings and on the other end is a young lady, Mai, who is a sophomore at Thompson Community College (CC) in Dryden NY.  Mai was walking between the classrooms and her dorm when her “promise” ring fell off along the walkway.

 

Her ring is SS and cannot be resized, and although the ring fits OK during the summer months, now with fall and soon winter coming the cold makes everyone’s fingers lose at least ¼ ring size and during the coldest times up to ½ ring size.  And today the weather was RAIN and temps dropping down into the 50’s.  Wet and cold, perfect weather for losing a ring.

 

Although I would have liked to wait until tomorrow to search for her ring, I could tell by her voice that she was devastated on the lost of the ring.  She was truly a “damsel in distress” and she was calling me to rescue her.  How could I resist.

 

It was going to be a wet cold search in the dark so I rounded up my warm weather gear, headlamp and all the MD equipment that I needed and started down the road for a 1 hour drive both ways.

 

Upon arriving at the CC, I called her and she met me in the parking lots next to the trail where she lost the ring.  We exchanged greetings, I fired up the machine and “a searching we will go”.  There was a buried wire running along next to the walkway that carried power for the light poles that was giving me a little problem but I worked thru that and was able to do a good grid search  It took me about ¾ of a hour but soon there came the sold sound of a SS ring.  I could not see it as it had worked its way well down into the grass but when I “raked” the grass with my fingers I felt the ring.  So I palmed the ring, stood up and ask her a question about the ring.  When she answered, I then opened my hand and said, “Then this must be your ring”.   Screams of joy, and yes I think a few tears.   Another successful search.

 

You can see the YouTube video by clicking on this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irfPbBixIo

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Lost Sentimental Earring Lost In Cherry Hill NJ, Found By Dave Milsted the Metal Detecting Man

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1- 856-433-0719

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Received an email from Jonathan earlier in the week. He asked if I could help him learn the metal detector that he just bought. I asked what was going on. He said his wife lost a sentimental earring somewhere in their yard. He bought a detector and he tested it on the earring that she didn’t lose and it didn’t beep.

I asked what kind of earring it was. He said it was a stud earring. I told him that studs are one of the hardest things to find due to the small amount of metal. I told him that I could come out and look for him.

We decided on Saturday morning. He showed me the area that they believed it was in, it was rather large. I brought 2 machines, my Equinox 800 and my Tiger Shark. I tested on the earring that they had. Both machines registered. I searched with the Nox it came up as a 1 on the meter.

I started searching. There were a lot of targets. There was 1 area of tin foil slaw (an area of small pieces of tin foil the was probably run over with a lawn mower). That slaw came up as 1 on the Nox.

Just over an hour into the search I was at the swing set. I got a 1 on the Nox. Looked through the grass and saw the earring. The post was bent. I had placed the other earring in a plastic baggie so I would lose it and could place it on the ground to test it. I put the one I just found in it and started walking to my truck.

Jonathan came out of the house and said I guess you didn’t find it. I asked if there was anywhere else that she might have been. I asked if they went through her car? I said let me give you this one back. He started to put the bag in his pocket without looking at it.

I said I might have bent the post. so he looked at the bag. The look on his face when he saw 2 earrings in the bag was priceless. He might be trading in his metal detector for a better one.

Reunited With Wedding Ring at Playground in Haddonfield NJ

from Sea Isle City (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-609-868--6988

Just had the opportunity to reunite Michelle Mader with her lost heirloom, A gold wedding band with diamonds. A tip led me to a park in Haddonfield NJ where she lost it on Saturday. Using my Minelab Equinox 800 with “15 coil in Park 1 mode, I lowered the sensitivity and backtracked her path. Solid ground and tall grass made me believe it was still on top of the ground. About 15 minutes in as I swung and got a strong 9 reading I looked down and there it was. Needless to say she was sooo happy. A big smile came across her face. Doing ring returns have got to be the best part of this hobby for me!!!

 

Lost Pendant recovered and returned Victoria B.C.

from Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-250-361-8666

Naomi, was spending a hot summer day relaxing in the water of Glen Lake and lost a very special Pendant. She found me on the internet and after a 30 minute search bingo she had it back.

I so love my job.

Lost Ring Found Ocean City NJ

from North Wildwood (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-215-850-0188

I was approached by Adriana’s father and he asked if could help find his daughters lost silver claddagh ring. She had taken the ring off and placed it in her backpack and then went to get something out of the bag and the ring fell out. The ring is now back on the finger.

If you lose something don’t wait give a call!

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