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Four Diamond Rings Lost in the Dirt at a Horse Stable in Gardena, CA…Found by a Ring Finder with a High End Metal Detector

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I was at home Friday night when I received a text from Kevin. He said that he had lost 4 rings that were very important to him, and wanted to know if I would be able help him. I sent a text back, and asked if he would call me so I could ask him about the loss, which he did as soon as he received the text. When he called I proceeded to ask my litany of questions to figure the best possible way to do the search, and evaluate what equipment I should bring in order to do an efficient search while there. We arranged to meet early the next morning.

We met at the stables at 7 AM in order to search before there were too many people around moving their horses, and complicating the search even more. It was a good choice, because there were few people, and no one in the area I was going to search. Kevin showed me what he had done, and where he had gone during his time at the stables the day before. He had fed 3 horses with heavy bags of feed, and gone into the 3 different stalls. He showed me where he had previously searched when he knew the rings were lost. I began by searching the feed bins, no rings. I then searched each of the stalls with the thick and soft fill used to line each stall, no rings. I then searched the tack shed where there was a good amount of hay for the rings to hide in, no rings. That left the road that Kevin had walked on to go to his horse trailer to search. The road was dirt, but very powdery, and about 4 inches thick, a perfect place for the rings to hide. So I began the search on the road, there was a lot of metal, but because of the quality of my detector, I was able disregard iron, and deep targets, and only concentrated on those signals that had the right tone and VDI reading. I searched about 40 feet finding similar sounding metals to gold (like aluminum). I kept the search going, and then when I got a good signal, I put the pin pointer in and found the first ring. I picked it up and handed it to Kevin. I swung the coil again, pin pointer in, and had the second ring, and the third, and then the fourth. When I handed Kevin the last ring he became very emotional explaining that those rings were his late mother’s, that as her only child, he would wear them on a chain around his neck to keep her memory close, and to lose them was just unthinkable. He gave me a great big hug, and I hugged him back knowing what comfort he had received by getting these rings back, he not knowing if they would ever be found. What a really great day!


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Buried Car Keys Lost .. Santa Monica, CA. .. Found in Sand

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

Annenberg Community Center.. Jenifer Buried her car keys in the sand while she went surfing then couldn’t get back to the location in the dark.

After helping Marie find her pendant lost in the sand at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, I stopped by a beach at the north side of Santa Monica Beach. I wanted to search the low tide where a ring had been lost in the water last month.
I was just finishing my search when Jenifer came running up to me in the dark. She was panicking because she had buried her car keys in the sand under her beach bag while she went surfing. Upon returning to her car with her belongings, she realized her car keys were still buried back on the beach somewhere, two blocks away from her car.
I told her I would help her if she could get me back to the general location. Easier said than done, there were absolutely nothing to reference where she had been, just flat dry sand. I picked out a place to start a grid search explaining that I could not just randomly wander the large search area. I was going to be like mowing a lawn. Once I finished one part of the search area, I could confidently move to the next section. I estimate that it takes about a hour to search a basketball court size area. (approx. 90’x 50′)
Jenifer started her own grid shuffling her feet in the sand. I was tempted to break from my grid and wander in random directions but I know it could be disastrous. Patience and persistence is the the rule. Sometimes I tell people that watching me grid search may drive them crazy. I need to overlap each swing of my search coil. The metal detector coil only can find metal under my 11 inch coil. You won’t believe that some people do not know this.
After about 45 minutes I got a good signal that turned out to be Jenifer’s car keys. No tow truck, no expensive car key replacement, now we can both get home. Jenifer was a happy surfer lady. It was a special pleasure to meet her and help her retrieve her keys from the sands of Santa Monica Beach.img_3987img_3935