Wedding Ring Lost At Rugby Oval

May 27th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Shane was in the middle of a Rugby game when he felt his wedding ring slip from his finger. Somehow Shane managed to get the game to stop, whilst he and the other players searched for the ring in the thick grass. With no luck, Shane borrowed a Metal Detector from a friend and attempted searching for the ring himself. Many people (myself included) figure Metal Detecting is simple, you just swing the detector, and when you hear a beep you have found your target. I found out the hard way that it is not that simple. Many things can cause your detector to beep including mineralisation in the ground, hot rocks, iron, rubbish such as bottle caps, scrap metal, foil, pull tabs, nails, electrical interference etc etc. As an operator, you need to know how to interpret each sound. If you attempt searching for every signal you hear, you could spend an entire day searching a very small noisy area. Shane had no luck with the metal detector he borrowed and called me over to join the search. After an hour drive, I made it to Sylvania Waters.. (south of Sydney). Shane showed me the area he was standing when he lost the ring. Literally after 30 seconds of searching I had recovered Shanes wedding ring. Ater the frustration of searching with his football team and the loan metal detector, Shane was very relieved and thankful that I had found his lost wedding ring.

Pandora Charms Beads Lost In Grass

May 27th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Kate had the misfortune of losing her Pandora Charms in the grass of her front yard. With a quick movement of her wrist, the safety latch on her Pandora Bracelet broke and the charms flew everywhere. Kate managed to find some of the pandora charms herself, some of them we’re found some distance away, but there we’re still 4 beads which remained elusive in the thick grass. Kate called me over to search for her lost pandora charms with my metal detector. This job was a little tricky as a couple of the charms contained very little gold content, which my metal detector does not like. About 40 minutes after beginning the search, all of Kates Pandora Charms we’re back in her possesion :)

Ring Lost at Blackman Soccer Oval Lane Cove

May 27th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

Well it is that time of the year again, when the weather gets cold and the soccer season starts. I received a call from Be who unfortunately lost her wedding ring at Blackman Soccer Oval at Lane Cove. Be was not aware of when or where she lost the ring, but could recall the area of the soccer oval she spent most of her time. I began grid searching the area Be had been sitting, and after about 15 minutes of searching I managed to find Be’s large gold wedding ring hiding under some blades of grass. This turned out to be an easy one, and Be was inncredibly happy to have her wedding ring back :)

Lost Wedding Ring Recovered At Shoal Bay

May 10th, 2010 by Brad Lovell

One of the benefits of my job (besides the rewarding feelingĀ  experienced when you reunite someone with their lost treasure) is meeting new people and discovering places you did not know existed. Last month I received a phone call from Adrian who lost his wedding ring in shallow water at Shoal Bay. Now Shoal Bay is a 3 hour drive north of Sydney, normally way out of my service area, but I am glad I accepted this job. Adrian had a local Metal Detector Man search for his lost wedding ring, but the gentleman had no luck in his search. After finding my number on the internet, Adrian decided to call me, and did a good job at convincing me to travel to Shoal Bay with him. On arrival at Shoal Bay, I remember thinking what a beautiful location it was. But I was there to find Adrian’s lost wedding ring… so I put on my wetsuit and began the hunt. Unfortunately for me, such a beautiful clean beach hid lots of scrap metal below. The metal detector was receiving signals on each swing, so I decided I would just dig the nice sounding signals to start with, or it could be a long day. This tactic paid off, after recovering Adrian’s wedding ring in knee deep water. The drive to Shoal Bay and back to Sydney took around 6 hours, but the hunt itself lasted 10 minutes. It was a pleasure to meet Adrian, and thank you kindly for a generous reward.