Received a call from Elgin, Illinois to look for a diamond ring in the backyard.They were no sure thats where it was lost, but it was worth a try. A newly engaged person was visiting to attend a graduation party. Among other things, a balloon throwing battle ensued. The guests had scoured the backyard to no avail.I laid out a gridline to insure that I covered the area. It worked! The guest was so distraught, she went out so she would not hear from me that I couldn’t find it. Guess what….I found it!
A fellow Ringfinder received a call to look for the Diamond stud earring. He didn’t find it. I told him I could hunt with my XP Deus 1 with my HF coil at 74 kHz . He gave me the map as to where it was lost. I notched out every signal that could not be the item and found it shortly. The earring had just been given as an anniversary present 2 days before. I told her to get it insured.
I received a call from a chicago beach about a lost 22K Gold bangle in the sand. It had just been given to a child and they lost it while playing in the sand. The father remained at the location, which was close to my house. I got there within 15 minutes of the call. He had marked off the area where the child had been. I found it in 5 minutes.
I received a message from a senior lady who had lost her mother’s ring while doing spring gardening cleanup in Chicago. I used my xp deus 1 to search the garden. She didn’t know how she had lost it, but assumed it came off when she took off her gloves. There were a lot of metal objects in the area. I found it next to a metal fence. The signal was very iffy, but I used my pinpointer to find it. It was buried under wood chips. The iffy signal may have been caused by the two tone gold and the diamonds along with the metal fence. Glad I was able to recover it for her.
Received a urgent request from a student who lost her mother’s ring while building a snowman in one of the first snowstorms of the year in Chicago. Distraught would be an understatement! Panic stricken….Yes. To complicate matters, she had been throwing snowballs too. She had spent hours searching the snow not realizing she was also packing the snow and making it harder to find. It was 10 degrees out, so not the most enjoyable time to hunt. Took my XP Deus and hunted in 12 kHz in my ring program. Knowing it was a surface find made it easier by raising the coil. I knew it was gold so I expected it to fall in the 40-50 range. However I did not know what the Karat gold it was. First I searched the snowman figuring that it could have been picked up while rolling the snow..no luck. I moves about 2 feet from snowman and got a target at 60. BINGO!! 18K goes higher that 50 on a good sized ring.
Total hunt time…1 minute.
Got lot’s of hugs!!
Received a long distant call from a woman to look for an item. Her parents, who live in Lincolnshire, Illinois, have been searching for a flag pole hole that was buried over two years ago. They knew the area and have been searching for it for two years. They wanted to put up their flag. She asked me if that was something I could find. I told her it was. She said that » My dad is skeptical, doesn’t think you’ll find it – haha! It took me less than five minutes! It was an aluminum sleeve, that the flag pole slipped into. He had the flagpole. I just took a reading off of it, so I knew where it would fall. It was encased in cement. As soon as I got the hit, I used my long screwdriver to probe and bingo! Solid concrete. Happy ending. The flag missed July Fourth, but it can go up now.
Received a call form an officer yesterday who had used the Ringfinders in the past to find a ring in Michigan for a relative. He quickly explained that I was not in any trouble. (That’s a relief). He explained that they could use some help in locating some bullet casings for a suspected shooting in a local park. He asked me if this something a ringfinder could do. I said ABSOLUTELY!! He asked me how much it would cost. I said that was up to them. I’m a big believer in helping the Police if they need me.
I met the officer and his partner at the park. They said if I found any casings they would put up some tape to protect the area. I believe they were just following up on some complaint and were unsure if there was any shooting.
I brought extra metal detectors and they brought a detector form the police station. Neither officers knew how to use their machine, so I gave them some tips. They brought a bag of bullet casings. They had casings from a 22 all the way up to a 45, since we didn’t know what we were looking for. So we tested the machines on all of the bullet casings to get a range of what we were looking for.
I was using my XP Deus. I notched out the numbers that were not in the range of the casings. Since it was a surface find, I turned down my audio to 1 so that I could tell by the sound if it was close to the surface. I new from the tests that 9mm would fall in the 60’s. I was hunting in 12 kHz.
Based on the witnesses, the officers estimated where the event happened. I found my first casing in 5 minutes.
Up came the tape! They taped a large area but I continued to hunt in the area of my first find. Total casings found 8. They were scattered along an area within 10 feet of the sidewalk. Apparently there was a gunfight.
It was my pleasure to help these officers.
The first snow of the season, although a bit early, creates another opportunity to help someone. Received a call that his wife had lost her 22K gold wedding band while walking in the first snow of the season. Even though it was late afternoon, they wanted me to come. I figured maybe 2 hours before sunset, so I was a little concerned.
I arrives at 3:58 and left at 4:10. Not a bad hunt! The husband had a similar ring, so I was able to get a reading. Her name was in raised letters, so I will not show that. I used my AT Gold detector with a large coil. As you can see this was not a small thin ring!! Usually in my experience, gold rings ring up in the 44-55 range. This ring, because of the 22K, rang up in the 69-75 range. Just a note for AT Gold users.