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Buried Rental Car Key Fob Recovered from Sand at Huntington Beach, CA. with Metal Detector

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****  I was contacted by Hoa about helping him find rental car keys that he buried in the sand at Huntington Beach, CA. He had locked his wallet and his cellphone in the car which made it difficult to get any help. A stranger was able to help Hoa call me. 

It took me a half hour to meet Hoa on the beach. From past experience I knew we had to set up a meeting place as he didn’t have a phone. It was dark but we he was waiting next to lifeguard tower #2. Also it was nice to have that location illuminated by lights on the pier.

Even though he was unsure of the general area, because he was confused as the tide had risen several feet. I knew we could find the keys because we had two hours till the beach was closed. I figure an hour to grid search a basketball court size area. It just might take a little extra time than keys lost near a beach chair.

The rental car key fob showed up about 40 minutes after starting. It was a strong signal about 8” deep. The incoming tide had just began to wet the sand. Anyway Hoa was a happy man, he was going to be driving back to San Francisco later that same night. 

Sometimes key searches can be difficult. I try to always take call outs for lost keys, except when someone tells me that they had lost keys while walking or jogging several miles.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Lost Car Key Fob in Ivy at a Pasadena, CA. Yard .. Recovered with Small Held Metal Detector

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

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…. Bob called me about helping him find a Car Key Fob lost in ivy or tall grass at his home in Pasadena, CA.  We set up a a time to meet the next day. Later,  I received a text message saying he could have the gardeners cut back to make it easier for me to use my metal detector. Not having seen the vegetation, I thought I should do a preliminary search before he went to the trouble of setting up his gardeners to do extra work.

We met at his home the next morning where he showed me a 50’x 50’ zone where the key fob could be. The ivy was a small leaf type less the 4” high. The grass was ornamental clumps that would not be a problem using a handheld pinpointer. 

First using a 11” coil on my normal detector, I had only located a older galvanized sprinkler pipe running through the ivy plants. Then I went through the ivy with a Garrett pinpointer. Boom I got a signal 6” away from the galvanized metal pipe.

When I spreaded the plant leaves away the fob was hiding there. It was completely camouflaged and I only spotted a glint if gold that was an emblem on the face of the fob. 

The search was less than a half hour. It should have been easier, but the water pipe was definitely masking the signal. That’s what happens when two large metal objects are under an 11” coil. The pinpointer has about a 3” range. The right tool for the right type search.

Bob and Carolyn had watched the whole search and couldn’t believe how they missed finding this fairly large object. Also this was a custom type key fob belonging to an exotic classic car. It would have at least been troublesome to replace.

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost Heirloom Gold Diamond Ring in Sand at Laguna Beach, CA.. Recovered by Member of TheRingFinders

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Metal Detecting Service .. Call: Stan the Metal Detector Man ..  949-500-2136 .. member of TheRingFinders 

*** Pete called me asking about my service. He said he is with friends on the beach at a local Laguna Beach hotel. His friend, Michelle had just realized that hierloom gold and diamond ring was not on her finger. I explained a couple things about how the metal detector works and that I could be at his location soon as it was only 8 miles from my base.

Pete told me to wait for him to call back as the hotel security personnel were on their way to help search for the ring. I know that beach is loaded with black sand and very difficult to search with the average metal detector. I couldn’t wait for Pete to call because I knew he would soon be calling. 

I jumped into my car head south towards the Surf and Sands Hotel in Laguna Beach, CA. Just as I was parking I got the call from Pete. I said, I would be there in two minutes. As I walked up to the group I met Pete who was holding one of those handheld detector wands that security people check people for weapons at event entrances. ( not good for rings in black sand )

Machelle didn’t know when the ring came off her finger, but was positive that she had not left the 30’x30’ area. That was all I needed to hear. I set up my detector, backing off a few feet to get a couple practice swings in before getting focused on the search. After a couple passes in a grid line the sweet sound of gold was heard in my earphones. One dig with the sand scoop revealed the beautiful ring. 

The whole group of more than a dozen people witnessed the recovery. Michelle gave me a big hug telling me how much this ring meant to her. It was a gift from her grandmother who had worn it for many years. 

It was a pleasure to help Machelle and it was Pete that had the presence of mind to search on line for TheRingFinders directory.

Don’t wait, call as soon as possible… Stan the Metal Detector Man …  949-500-2136  .. “I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “

Playful Pet Dog Causes a Loss of Sentimental Gold Pendant.. Lakewood, CA.

  • from Newport Beach (California, United States)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I FIND JEWELRY”  call Stan the Metal Detector Man if you need  help ..  949-500-2136

*** Playful pet dog jumped up on owner braking her neckless while sitting on grass. Brenda and her neighbor were walking their dogs in the neighborhood. They stopped at local school front grass lawn to rest. That is where the her friend’s dog accidentally broke her necklace. The very petite gold and diamond heart pendant went flying in the thick deep grass. After several hours they gave up on finding the small sentimental pendant.

Brenda knew how important this pendant was to her friend, so she took it on herself to called me for help. We met the next morning and Brenda told me what had happened giving me a description of the small gold item. I decided to use the same detector I use for platinum and white gold stud earrings. After walking a couple blocks to the location I set my detector to 74 khz. Good choice because the small gold target gave me a solid but just a whisper type signal. The pinpointer I was using couldn’t pick it up. Spreading the grass with my fingers I caught a glimpse of the yellow gold deep thick grass.

Brenda was excited about the find and looking foreword to surprising her friend. It’s nice to meet Brenda who is a special person willing to help her neighborhood friend find her sentimental pendant.

 

“I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “ Call Now, I can answer any questions about finding your lost valuable .. Stan .. 949-500-2136

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Lost in Sand at a Orange County, CA. Beach .. Recovered by Metal Detector Man

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If you lose a ring in the sand call Stan the Metal Detector Man .. 949-500-21136

… Ryan lost his platinum wedding ring in the dry sand at a local Orange County, CA. beach. He had just finished applying sunscreen when his ring flew off his finger as he quickly waved his arm.

Ryan had previous experience with trying to find lost items in dry beach sand, so he didn’t waste time searching by hand. He called me after finding my contact information online. We made arrangements to meet at his location at Crystal Cove a California State Beach. 

It was less than a five mile drive for me, so I was on the beach shortly after we talked on the phone. 

Because Ryan was still in the location and he had called soon after the loss it was,a quick recovery. I wish all searches were this easy. Many calls come after people leave the beach. Then we have a problem of finding the general area of the loss. Nevertheless this time we had a successful ring recovery and Ryan was extremely excited to have his wedding ring back in his possession.

“ I WILL TRY ANYWHERE “  Call ASAP with any questions or help finding your lost sentimental keepsake .  Stan the Metal Detector Man  … 949-500-2136