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Rent a metal detector Spokane , WA

from Spokane (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-263-8995

Hello Reader,

I wanted to take the time to explain that renting a metal detector is a possible way to find your lost item. However I would like to point out that if your knowledge of the detector is limited then you might be wasting your time and money. I would like to offer my metal detecting service to you so you can have the best chance at finding what you have lost. Please call or text now 1 509 263 8995 luke schlining or visit my page at I am happy that you are reading this and I am excited to have the chance to help you find your lost item.

Lost Ring Found – Castle Rock Lake with Video

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

We recently were called up for a hunt to Castle Rock Lake, WI. Ring was lost at Alcatraz Island. We spent around 1.5 hours just trying to find the location they lost it in. The woman knew she had lost it there, but when we returned the landscape of the lake was totally different. The weekend before there were hundreds and hundreds of boats … the day we went up there were 5.

For the other lake hunters reading this, they can appreciate the difference that makes when trying to find a location in a lake. There are few landmarks to “grid” against. We had one photo taken from the day she lost it – which ended up being our treasure map. We spent 1.5 hours matching up that photo with the landscape, tree by tree. Then once we felt we were in the right location, I set up my 4 PVC pipes, which I use as grid markers in lake searches. 15 mins later – bingo. That feeling of pulling something so valuable out of a wide open lake is incredible.

We’ve started to GoPro our hunts, so below is a video from that day. I love capturing that moment we either show / tell someone we found their ring – truly priceless as you will hear in this video. I’ve also included a link to the full story of how the ring was lost and found from the woman’s point of view.



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Newspaper Article – Lost Ring – Sun Prairie Star

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070


We were recently featured in the Sun Prairie Star. The original story can be found at:

Lost Class Ring from 1958 – Wait till you watch the video!

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070


Arnie lost his 1958 class ring, and read an article about us in the local paper and wondered if we could help him find his lost ring from 4 years ago.  Check out the write up below, which includes video of the actual ring hunt … did we find his ring?  You’ll have to read it to find out … wait, of course did, why else would I be posting this … check out the size of that ring!

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25 Year Work Anniversary Ring Lost and Found – Another Reason Not to Rent a Metal Detector in Madison

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070


I received an email from Al on Easter Sunday. I was up at my sister’s house in La Crosse, so I wasn’t able to call Al back right away. I did exchange some emails back and forth to ensure that this wasn’t a recent loss, as timing is so important when attempting to find a lost ring. The quicker you can get our on site, the higher likelihood you have of finding your lost ring.

The next day Al and I finally connected via phone. Al explained that the ring was a men’s gold ring, with a black onyx center stone with diamonds along the side. He had received the ring as recognition for 25 years of service from a local insurance company. Al explained that he was out mowing his lawn on his riding mower. Behind Al’s lot is a common greenway, which he frequently mows and maintains – almost like part of his own yard. He approached a set of trees which hadn’t been trimmed recently – so the branches hung down low. In order to mow around the tree, Al had to raise up the branches with his hand as he passed under the tree on his mower. While doing this, one of the small braches hooked around his ring and when he let go of the branch, the ring was ripped from his finger and flung off into the grass. He stopped his mower, got off and got a leaf rake. He raked the entire area, hoping to stir up the ring. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to find anything.

A year passed, and Al always wondered if his ring was still out there. One day, he was reading the Sunday paper and came across a story by Doug Moe, a local reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. The story was about our Ring Finding activities ( Al read the story and wondered if I would be able to find his ring he lost the previous year. Al had always thought about renting a metal detector, but was worried he wouldn’t know how to work it. Al did the right thing by calling us. I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve heard of people renting a metal detector – only to become completely frustrated after only a couple of mins.

I told Al I would need to check with my wife to see what our plans were, and we tentatively planned to get together over the weekend. After hearing Al’s story, I knew that I would be able to find his ring. If you know the exact area and moment you lost your ring – someone with a metal detector will find it, almost 100% of the time (unless someone else finds it first J).

After hanging up the phone with Al, I talked with my wife and the weekend was free. Only problem was it looked like rain for the next 7 days. If you read my other stories, you’ll know that I metal detector with my two kids. I told them the story about Al’s ring, and they started to get excited. You see, we had been on 3 previous hunts where we did not find the ring we were looking for. We are scheduled to go back on all three, as they were all lost between 1 and 8 years ago, and we haven’t given up yet. Al’s ring sounded to me like a slam dunk. Unfortunately, it was Monday night and the UW Badgers were playing for the National Championship against Duke – first time since 1941. We have season tickets and love Badger Basketball. Tipoff was a little after 8:00 … it was 5:45. I looked at the kids and said, “Maybe we just go out and take a look at the site and see what we find?” They were totally on board, and we were all excited to break our dry streak. We jumped in the van.

Al only lived about 15 mins away, however, as we pulled into his driveway it started to rain. Argh. We decided to give it a shot anyways, and headed to the backyard. Al explained how he lost again, and we started to search the area. We got some hits right away, but all turned out to be junk. You’d be surprised how much junk is buried in your backyard. I always tell people not to get discouraged when we don’t find their ring right away, and we assured Al that we’d keep looking until we found it. I widened the search area around the tree, not knowing how far that branch might have flung the ring. After about 20 mins, my daughter says to me, “That tree over there looks a lot like this tree.”  I’m not sure if Al heard her or not, but a min later he said, “Maybe it was closer to that tree.” Sure enough, after moving over … the very first hit we got was Al’s ring – about an inch below the grass.

Al was relieved to have the ring back on his finger, his wife also was surprised we were able to find it … and even in the rain! We quickly returned home to watch Bucky play a heck of a game, but came up short in the end.

Thanks for the reward Al and so glad we were able to get that ring back on your finger.


Ice Cold Gold – Overland Park Kansas Gold Ring Recovery

from Olathe (Kansas, United States)


Ring found by High Plains Prospectors, Overland Park, KS

Earlier this morning we received a call from a gentleman who had lost a ring that was given to him by his late father. He had just pulled up to a friend’s house and walking up to the door as he put his keys in his pocket. The weather just turned and things in the Kansas City area had just gotten a little frostier. As he pulled his hand from his pocket, he heard a clink and immediately knew he had lost the ring. It was getting dark and he but his friend spent significant time looking for the ring unsuccessfully with flashlights and had the same luck the next day during the day. His friend had heard of our services and passed along our contact information.

We sat an appointment with him for later that afternoon when things warmed up a little. We arrived at his friends place and he met us out front. Scrap Iron and I unloaded our Garrett AT Pro and Minelab Safari metal detectors and immediately got to work. He knew the general vicinity along the walkway to the house where he suspected the ring to be so we started there. Scrap Iron started at one end of the path and I started at the other.

Within seconds Scrap Iron had a good mid-tone signal from his AT Pro, kneeled down and came back up with the ring. I had only made around a dozen swings with my metal detector myself. The owner was stoked and surprised at the same time. They had searched that very area meticulously with their eyes and found nothing.

Cold weather means shrunken fingers. Shrunken fingers lead to loose rings and loose rings result in rings on our telephone. It happens this time every year. Especially as people are raking and doing yard work. We were glad to be able to provide our services to this man and help recover this ring which had so much sentimental value. Not to mention the actual value of the large gold ring with 7 huge diamonds! We are also very fortunate to have the best equipment available to support our services.

Late fathers gold ring Lost in the Berkshire Hills, Massachucettes

from Boston (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-603-809-3622

Hey guy’s and gal’s!

About twelve days ago I got a call from a Bostonian couple. I recognize the number as being a Boston exchange, so I was hopeful it was an opportunity to help someone via! I was correct, but the ring was lost 152 miles away in Lee, Massachusetts, and 10 months earlier. To make matters worse the couple did not know exactly when or where  the ring came off. Fortunately while reviewing photos from a days outing Katherine noticed Jeff didn’t have his ring on, so this helped narrow the time down to when they were visiting a Massachusetts State Park. Jeff said, “I remember putting the ring on when I got up that morning”  (I provided a few photos of the area.)





Katherine went on to explain that the ring had been designed and made by her father. Here is the first line of her email. “This is quite the needle in the haystack search but I cannot bring myself to make the insurance claim.  I feel that it can be found.  My mom saved it until wedding day and I don’t believe it is gone forever.” She went on to say, ” My dad passed when I was twelve and my mom presented the ring to us as a wedding gift. The ring means the world to me” Katherine also explained how the couple rented not one, but two metal detectors while trying to find the ring on there own. As soon as possible I got Katherine to mail me all photos and a complete synopsis of the days events in the “Berkshire Hills” You know it’s strange how Katherine’s hope inspired me. She believed the ring was not gone forever and so I took upon myself the same attitude. We were going to find this ring.  After 4 hours in the nice and easy to hunt open meadow I had to convince myself the ring was not there, which left only one option. The super duper over the top trashed out spot next to the lake. Most don’t understand what tiny bits of foil, pull tabs, candy wrappers, aluminum cans, and chip bags do to a metal detector and I had them piled up.  Anybody ever play the old style pinball machine where you have two balls going at one time?  It was like five people from five different planets all arguing at the same time and they were speaking in ding dong ping pong dialect, and they were mad! OK enough. So, it turns out I had to take a deep breathe and I will admit I had to say a little prayer. One day at a time and one target at a time is how we proceeded. After doing a great manicure of about 100 feet of lake side I squatted down on my haunches and just kind of stared down the gravel road and thought. After nine months, which included a winter of snow, where would you go Mr. Ring? How about this long narrow strip of piled up sand and gravel. I started from the opposite end this time pushing the leaves, gravel, and sand out into the road when right in front of my eyes the ring rolled out, went about five inches and fell over on it’s side. Don’t tell anyone and don’t ask me why, but I actually got teary eyed. I may have harder hunts and I may have weirder hunts, but this recovery will always be at the top of my list.ringLeeMaLeering2

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Lost Ring Recovered In Park St Louis Park Minnesota

from Minnetonka (Minnesota, United States)
Contact: 1-612-998-7850

Robb Reimer had taken his daughter to the park for some fun last weekend in the wet slushy sloppy melting snow. He was attempting to get her over the snow banks and to the park in his arms, Robb didn’t get to far before he went down. His ring hand went in the snow to save his fall. Robb had gotten everyone back to safety on the cement   and knocked the snow of themselves. This is when Robb noticed he lost his wedding band goneIMG_20140314_160121 IMG_20140314_160132. Prior to calling The RingFinders he rented a metal detector, I suggest people not do this, because you can actually make things worse like step on the ring and drive it deeper into the muck. Well after a bazillion beeps he gave up and then contacted the Ringfinders. It took Robb and I around 30 minutes to find the ring. While Robb was shoveling out the snow in the park on the side walk I was checking the other side of the walk in the place he shock of the snow, sure enough it was just under the snow a little about a half inch. Robb sure was happy, Every time I find someone’s wedding ring I feel like I saved another marriage. Thanks Robb for calling the RingFinders and letting us help





Lost Ring Found at Erin’s Snug Irish Pub, Madison WI

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070


I typically look forward to getting calls from The Ring Finders directory for lost rings, lost keys, lost cell phones, you name it.  However, on this day I was a little hesitant to answer the phone.  You see, it was not just a typical WI winter day … it was -10 degrees below zero outside!  Brandon had lost his ring in the parking lot of Erin’s Snug Irish Pub and Restaurant in Madison, WI.   On the call, he explained that he was wiping the snow off his windshield wipers when he lost his ring.  He did not have any gloves on (what was he thinking!) and when he went to flick the snow off his hand … he ring flew off.  He knew right where it was, but after digging for awhile gave up.

Gold is extremely heavy, and when dropped into a snow bank, will drop pretty quickly to the bottom.  Even though Brandon saw the entry point, he could not find the lost ring in the 4 foot snow bank.  He searched on Google hoping to rent a metal detector the next day.  He entered a bunch of different phrases, “rent metal detector”, “metal detector rental” and “how to find my lost ring”.  Fortunately for him, he found The Ring Finders Page and my blog.  He said he couldn’t believe such a service even existed, and there was a member right in Madison.  He couldn’t believe it.  He also couldn’t believe that I was willing to head out that same day … the same day that it was -10 degrees below zero!

I brought my son along on the hunt, and after bundling up, we headed out.  We hunted in 5 min increments, because it was that cold.  I am a pretty tough guy when it comes to cold weather, but with temps -10 below zero, you don’t want to mess around.  We kept our van running to warm up.  The problem with hunting in a parking lot in the winter, is that all the junk from the parking lot is picked up by the snow plows and dropped right on the curb.  This is of course right where Brandon lost his ring.

My son and I are usually not quick to give up, we don’t like to leave a lost ring that we know is within reach.  However, did I mention it was cold.  We agreed to do one more 5 min search.  Good thing we did, because we got a strong signal on the metal detector … and pulled out Brandon’s ring.  We didn’t even look at it closely as we both ran to the van to warm up.  Our first stop was McDonald’s for some hot chocolate, then to Brandon’s house to return the ring.  He gave us a very generous reward for our hard work and an extra bonus seeing it was so cold.  He could not have been more appreciative for our hard work and for finding his lost wedding ring.

Remember, don’t rent a metal detector, rent a Ring Finder!


New couple to Calgary Canada lost Ring at motel 8

from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)
Contact: 1-403-968-1496
14k wedding band

14k wedding band


New couple to Canada from Australia lost his 9k white gold wedding band. He lost the ring while taking stuff out of the car at the motel 8 where they were staying.He dropped it in the snow.They serached for a couple of hours.With no luck they found ringfinders and called me out.I went ot right away about 9 pm. It was very cold out -9 and windy. I sreached for about a hour couldn’t find it.I thought it might be under one of the other cars.I went back the next day and recovered it and returned it to the wife they were very happy.Another happy couple.