James Badgett

  • Recherche de terres / eaux peu profondes

Cost For My Service

I work on a reward basis, that means you pay me what its worth to you and what you can afford to have me find your lost item.

I have a call-out fee of $35.00 to cover my fuel expense.

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I’ll search beaches, parks, and most anywhere.

I’ll do shallow water, grid searches.

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Castro Valley and surrounding areas.

James Badgett's Bio

I’ve been metal detecting since the late sixties. I’ve searched in WWII battlefields in Europe and the South Pacific. I’ve found everything from gold to World War Two artifacts.

My goal, in this service, is to find lost valuables for people.

James Badgett - Recent Blog Post

  • Lost ring found in Alameda (2021)

    I received a call on Sunday, from Mark. He had lost his wedding ring on Saturday. He was wondering if I would come out on Sunday and search for his ring. I said “sure.”  He had lost it at Crown beach, in Alameda. I know that, that beach is searched a lot. So the ring […]

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  • Lost ring found in Modesto (2021)

    I was contacted by D.S. by e-mail. She had lost her diamond ring in a park on the 1st of January. She stated that she and her husband had tried a metal detector, but to no avail.  She was feeling that someone had found it I told her that it takes a bit of experience […]

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  • Lost ring in Dublin CA, found. (2012)

    Last Thursday at 730 pm, just when I was getting ready to start a meeting for the “Original California Searchers”, my phone rings.  Its a gentleman name Tony and while coaching his son’s soccer team he had lost his wedding ring.  He had purchased a metal detector, at a local store, and was not able […]

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  • Ring lost in El Sobrante, backyard. (2012)

    About 6:20 last night(30th) I get a e-mail titled “lost ring in backyard” .  A gentleman asked if I could search for his ring.  I responded “love to”.  After a e-mail exchange We met up at his house.  He was making mud packs with his daughter, and it came off. Well I thought it would be a […]

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  • Lost Ring in Castro Valley, Califorina (2012)

    Hello my name is James Badgett and I joined The Ring Finders Directory of metal detecting specialists to help people in Castro Valley and the surrounding area find their lost rings.  If you have lost something special and need it found please contact me ASAP and I’ll do my best to find what you thought […]

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James Badgett - Témoignages

  • He really knows his stuff and we would recommend him a million times over. THANK YOU JAMES!!!! (2020)


    There are no words for the gratitude we feel for what James Badgett did for our family today. James, you are truly a godsend!!

    James came out to help my husband and I find my diamond engagement/wedding ring this morning (on a Saturday!) after we contacted him late last night thanks to TheRingFinders.com. He arrived right on time and was ready to brave a cold, rainy day to search a grassy hillside near our home. I had some idea where the ring was but was not totally certain. My stomach was turning with the desperation and fear I felt that my ring would never be found. James asked all the right questions to pinpoint the location. He was very patient, kind, and FOUND THE RING in under an hour!!! He didn’t even mind the chattering of our two boys and their questions of him, nor did he judge our situation in any way. If anything, he reassured us with every step. I cannot begin to describe the relief I felt when James found my ring. I was sobbing and completely fell to the ground. My husband and I are SO, SO, SO grateful for James and his incredible generosity. He really knows his stuff and we would recommend him a million times over. THANK YOU JAMES!!!!