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Gold Wedding Band Recovered from Santa Clara Volleyball Court

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

Mohit removed his glasses, shoes and wedding ring for a few games of volleyball after work with co-workers, and laid them by the side of the court. When the call went out for better line markers and the back of the court, everyone picked up their shoes and laid them along the back of the sandy court. Inadvertently Mohit had flung his ring somewhere near the side of the court when he picked up his shoes. After three attempts to find his ring, his wife found me on the RingFinders site.

Gold objects dropped in the sand tend to disappear quickly. Even if you see when they fall, they can be very difficult to find. A metal detector can make short work of the process, as was the case here.

Mohit’s beautiful gold wedding band!

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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

Tough Gold Wedding Band Recovery in Tall Grass on Alameda Island, California 94301

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

On a recent evening, Bob attempted to cut across a planted area between parking rows, misjudged the step down and ended up tumbling into a bed of deep decorative cut grass. His glasses fell off into the deep grass, and after searching for over an hour in the semi darkness, he was miraculously able to recover them, but then noticed he was now missing his gold wedding band. So back into the grass  he went. Nackered after a hours of searching, his wife found me late that night and we made arrangemdnts to meet in the morning.

Previous experience searching through dense ivy and thick bushes has taught me that this can be very frustrating because you don’t know if the item has hung up in the top of the bushes or fallen all the way down to the ground. So you have to search vertically as well as horizontally. Visibility is also an issue through all the vegetation.

The search area was only about 6′ x 12′. The small coil on my AT-Pro was perfect for searching the ground between the dense clumps of tall grass, as well as for scanning the tall leaves. At first I searched the area where Bob had landed on his butt and lost his glasses. Frustrated after beating the bushes for over an hour, I guessed that maybe he lost his ring when he went over the wall (which was full of heavy rebar and sprinkler control wires in the gold range). Sure enough, the ring was buried deep in the middle of a large clump next to the short wall, which I first detected with the AT-Pro and then located with my Garrett pinpointer.

Bob re-united with his beautiful gold band!

Funny Note: Bob had previously lost his wedding rings in Yosemite National Park, the Kern River and the Pacific Ocean. He was very glad not to need to replace it again!

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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