Stephen was doing some yard work and putting much in his planters around his house. During the preparations for this project he went to his local Home Depot to purchase several bags of wood mulch which he loaded into the back of his SUV. Upon arriving home he unloaded the vehicle and proceeded to spread and rake the mulch around the planters. When done he went inside clean up he noticed that his wedding band was missing. Considering that there were four mulch beds with many square feet of mulch spread he knew that his chances finding his ring were next to nill.
Stephen started to search the web when he came upon my profile on The Ring Finders and he called me. We made plans for me to come to his house a little later that day to preform the search. Upon my arrival Stephen showed me around and described his pattern of work and how he spread the mulch by hand. I put my detector together and began my search I searched the whole mulch areas and found nothing. I then grabbed another detector and searched again with the same results as the previous search. There was metal yard edging around the mulch areas that would not allow for me to get closer than 3″ – 4″ from it so our next step was to remove that yard edging (which of course meant that it would need to be re-installed). But before we removed the yard edging I asked to search his car. He stated that he had already searched the car a couple of times. Within a couple of minutes of me starting my search of his car I found his ring. He was very surprised that his ring was in the car.
Ring recovered March 17, 2020
During the “Stay at home” order of 2020 David was out playing tether ball with his kids. As he went for the winning hit of the ball he felt his platinum wedding band slid off his finger. He immediately started looking for the ring. After several hours of searching the ring was still missing even though he searched the yard while walking a grid pattern.
After contemplating his options for a couple of days, David found my profile on The Ring Finders and called me. We made arrangements for me to come to his house later that day for me to perform a search for his missing wedding ring. We did a few reenactments with a ring that I had brought with me and averaged the results to locate a start to our search area.
I began my search of the yard and after about 20 minutes of searching I still had not located the ring. During that time I has searched the majority of the yard and but due to the the angle of the sun I could not always see my walking trails in the grass thus I was not confident in my complete coverage of the yard. I went to my car and retrieved some pin flags to conduct a proper search. On my first pass my XP Deus sounded off and right at my starting location of my initial search was the ring. I was probably standing right on the ring when I started my search.
David and his wife were quite happy to get his ring back.
Ring recovered, April 8th, 2020
I received an email from Ann stating that her husband had lost his wedding ring while coaching their sons youth baseball team in a Centennial, Colorado park. She stated that that day they and about 10 others searched for Nathan’s ring with no luck. She even rented a metal detector the following day and searched the area of the park that they were in during the game and still had no positive results. She was hoping that me with my several years of experience and better equipment may be able to help recover this elusive ring. We made arrangements to meet a couple of days later due to busy schedules.
I arrived at DeKoevandoe Park a little ahead of our assigned time and headed down to look over the park. Ann arrived on schedule and gave me information about locations of the team and where Nathan was at and things that they did that day. I readied my equipment and began my search. Three hours into my search with no positive results Ann had to leave to feed her three sons and get on with her day so she left the park a bit dejected. Less than 15 minutes later Nathan’s ring appeared from its hidding place in the grass. It had been stepped on and was pushed into the soil a bit so it was well hidden. I called Ann who was just a few minutes away. As I handed the ring to Ann, tears of joy started to flow from her eyes.
Ring recovered July 18th, 2017
Nathan’s ring out of it’s hiding place in the grass
Nathan, happy to get his ring back.