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Lost ring found at Sleeping Bear Dunes in Empire Michigan.

  • from Traverse City (Michigan, United States)

I received a call from Ali that she had lost her wedding ring on the beach at the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. Ali and some friends had hiked 3 miles to the beach at Lake Michigan. That’s 6 miles round trip up and down the dunes. Also, a big issue is. Metal detectors are not allowed to be used in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. So the first order of business is getting permission to use a detector in the area. Getting the permission took a day by itself but was granted.

The next order of business was me thinking about carrying a detector 6 miles up and down the dunes. I took the best detector for the job, the one I’m most familiar with but not the lightest of the detectors I own, the Minelab CTX3030. The only other things I took were my car keys and Garrott pinpointer. I wanted to travel as light as possible. The hike to the area took me 2 1/2 hours. The search time for the ring was less than 10 minutes. Ali had sent me pictures from the spot they set up at. If your location is turned in your settings on your phone, it saves a GPS position. I had the exact GPS position Ali was at when she lost her ring. This had worked very well for me in locating the exact area someone was at when they lost their ring. I can take a search from 6 hours down to 10 minutes with the exact area the ring was lost. I texted Ali a picture of the ring to ensure it was the correct one before starting the hike back out. I needed to get the ring as fast as possible because Ali was moving back to Ireland in 4 days. I got the ring in the mail overnight, making sure Ali had her ring before her flight.

I’ll attach a bad video of this adventure. I was whooped after all the up and down the hills. The hike was 6.2 miles total. My figures were all over the place in the video. I’m waiting on a picture of Ali and will attach it when I get it.

Lost 18k Gold ring found in Northport Mi

I received a call from Kyle about him losing his 18k Gold ring that Kyle inherited from his grandfather. Kyle and his wife have been married a short time, and the Ring is missing.

Kyle and his wife were kayaking in Lake Michigan at a beach in Northport, Mi. Kyle noticed his ring was missing at the end of the day. He thought back to what he thought could have happened. He thought the ring must have flown off a shirt he set the ring on earlier in the day.

I loaded things up in my vehicle and drove to Onomonee rd Beach in Northport, Mi. I told Kyle I would text him when I was about 20 minutes away. I texted Kyle, and he said they were running about 10 minutes behind me. FYI to other people losing rings. If you let me get there before you and I find the Ring, your probably going to get messed with. I hurried down to the beach with my CTX3030 with the 17″ coil and found the ring after about 3 minutes. Three women sat by where I found the ring and asked what I had found. I told them a gold wedding ring, and the owner is about 5 minutes away. I asked them if I should mess with him, and they all agreed with three yeses. I had 8 of the 4-foot snow plow stakes with me and set them up in the sand spread out. I put his ring over one of the stakes and let it fall below the sand. When Kyle arrived, I had him tell me what had happened, and he took me to the exact spot I found the ring. I told Kyle I had already found the ring, and he was also going on a Treasure hunt today. I gave him my Garrott pinpointer and told him his Ring was around one of the stakes. He thought that was hilarious and started searching for the Ring. After checking 3 of the stakes, the ring was around the 4th stake. He was glad the pressure of losing the ring was gone because the ring was found. He mentioned he didn’t want to tell his parent he had lost the ring.

It was an easy search in the dry sand on a lovely Sunday afternoon.