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Lost Gold Ring in Long Beach, CA Park…Found.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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We were out visiting my brother-in-law in Thousand Oaks last night, and were finishing up a dinner at a local restaurant when I received a call from Brain about 8:30 PM about the loss of his wife’s ring. It was lost in a park, and he wondered if I would be willing to come and find it for them. I told him I would, but explained that I was about 70 miles out from Long Beach, and it would take a while for me to get home, gather my equipment, and get to his location. I told him if he would be willing to meet me there, I would come. Fortunately they lived close to the park so he agreed to meet me when I arrived.

I finally arrived at the location at about 11:00 PM, and Brian was there to guide me in, and help me get parking, which was scarce. The park was small, so for them to narrow down the scope of the search was relatively simple. Brian showed me the area, and explained how his wife had thrown something for their dog to retrieve, when her ring flew off of her finger. The problem was that it was getting dark at that time, and the grass was browned, so with the lighting conditions, and the ring being a similar color as the grass made it almost impossible to see. I began my grid, and made two passes encountering a lot of trash metal and some coins, which I did not dig because I knew I was looking for a surface loss. When I made my turn for the third pass I heard a good sound that was showing shallow, so I got the pin pointer, and fine tuned my search. In the light of the pin pointer I saw the ring we were hoping to find. All this time Brian continued his relentless search for his wife’s ring. When I had the ring in my hand I looked up to see Brian bent over with his flashlight in one hand, searching through the grass with his other hand, and I asked him if we hadn’t been searching at least 15 minutes, to which he agreed. I then said that he might want to come over and see what I had found, to which an expression of disbelief came over his face, when I held out the ring.

Brian explained that his wife was given a ring by her late grandfather, which she used to make a replica (this lost ring) that would fit her finger so she could wear it in remembrance of him. So to lose this ring was to lose something very precious in memory. I am so glad to have been able to restore joy in this family, see Brian’s smile, and know his wife was smiling too.

Brian sent the following email to include here:

Steve,

You are the man! Thank you so much for coming over tonight.  I know you were busy and enjoying your evening, yet you made time to make our night.  You are a great man for doing this work.  This was your 3rd ring in as many nights and you simply kick ass at making people happy.  Thank you so very much and many blessings to you and your family!!!

Warmest Regards,

Brian & Sara Morrison

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

 

Lost Cache in Torrance, CA… Found

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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I received a call from Kathrine about trying to find a cache she had buried in her cousin’s backyard about 10 years earlier. She had not told me what was inside the cache, except that the box contained things owned by her father, so my metal detecting hormones started to get excited. I started thinking I was going to help this lady find some great jewelry, maybe some gold coins or some silver. I brought along my Garrett AT Pro, and also my ATX in case I had to go deeper.

Kathrine told me the cache was in an ammo container. I started with the AT Pro set in custom pro mode with no discrimination because I know the ammo boxes are steel, and right away got the growling sound of iron. I started to dig, and ended up hitting the concrete footing of the block wall we were near which apparently was reinforced with rebar. I continued my search, and got a target ID of 70, and then 81. I started to think there were maybe a lot of coins in this cache, so I started to dig.

I had to dig around a tree that had grown in the area of the cache in the last ten years, and found the cache under a big root. I got real excited, I had found the treasure, and Kathrine started jumping up and down at the sight of the ammo box under the root, which of course increased my excitement. When I brought the box up out of the ground tears were flowing down her face, and she was excited to get the box open, as was I. As she opened the ammo box and started to bring the treasure out, each item brought tears to her eyes, a pair of her father’s old glasses, his old shave cream brush, a couple of slide viewers with pictures of their old house in them, and her mom’s ID badge from her previous job. Her parents had been gone a while, and Kathrine had wanted to save these items, so they would not be lost, and now wanted to find them, so they would not be forgotten. What I originally thought of when going to find this cache of treasure, was a short sighted view of what treasure really is. When I saw the tears of joy streaming from Kathrine’s eyes, I knew I had found a great treasure.

Kathrine was referred to me by Joe DeMarco of DeMarco Detector Sales.

If you lose your ring or other metal item of value, call as soon as possible. I will work hard to help you find what you thought might never be found again. I search,  Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Venice Beach, and all parks, yards, gardens, and ponds (to 5 foot depths) in all of Orange County, all of Los Angeles County, and Ventura County.

Lost Ring Redondo Beach, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Seal Beach, Torrance Beach, Venice Beach, Cabrillo Beach.

  • from Redondo Beach (California, United States)

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Hi, my name is Steve Smith.

I am retired, which allows me to do a search at all hours of the day or night. I look forward to being a help to all who call. This hobby has been a great learning experience, and I have made sure that for the searches that I go on, I am using the best up to date equipment that is available. I have also found that being a member of The Ringfinders, and helping people find what they thought was “Lost Forever” has been a very rewarding experience. Please make the possibility of finding your valuable a success by calling as soon as you can after the loss.

Best regards,

Steve Smith