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Recovered Great Grandma’s Heirloom Wedding Band

Had another ring recovery today in Lexington for Leanne, who called me after seeing the article in the Lexington Herald-Leader.  Her son had been playing with the ring (“Lord of the Rings” play, apparently) and lost the ring in their front yard.  All’s good now, because I was successful in recovering it for them today.

Two-ring wedding band recovery for Dianna in Lexington

Dianna emailed me about having her rings missing in the back yard – but that her 3-year-old had told her pretty much where they were lost.  “Behind the tree” she said.  So that’s where I started looking.  Running with my ring program on the Minelab E-trac, I turned the sensitivity down and low tones up.  “Can slaw”

Engagement Ring Recovery in Winchester

Received a call from Ashley in Winchester, KY about a lost ring amongst the leaves.  She’d spent hours searching, and even borrowed a metal detector.   A web search led her to me, and we set up a time to go search.   Her yard was pretty clean of low tones, so I began a

Wedding Ring Found for Michigan Student

Few know that metal detector hobbyists are also very generous with their time and talent all around the world.  Volunteers exist in every state and many countries ready to help for little or no cost.  It takes years to learn how to use a metal detector and separate trash from good targets in the ground,

“The Blood is The Life”

Found part of an 1880s Quack Medical Device. Going to go back and see if I can find the rest. Looks better in real life than my scanner can show. “Boyd’s Battery” on one side and “Patent Jan 17, 1879” on the other. “J.C. Boyd’s Miniature Galvanic Battery that supposedly worked by “galvanic action” due