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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”

Col. Edward Yellman’s Dog Tags Returned To Him

In 2012, I located Mr. Edward Yellman’s dog tags laying side by side while metal detecting. I looked him up in an online database and then did some sleuthing through real estate transactions, obituaries and so forth to locate him, including a mailing address.  I wrote a short note and included his tags – I

Wedding Band Recovery – Repaying a Debt of Service to this Soldier

Found a nice wedding band today for First Sergeant Fairchild of the 577th Sapper Co in a small park in Lexington.  He’s served in the Army National Guard for 14 years as a Combat Engineer, and surprisingly had used metal detectors for mine clearning duty before! (And I worry about hornets and broken glass –

Locating a Loaded Gun

A farm manager contacted me regarding the loss of his pocket pistol while he was mowing at his farm.  Of course, their primary concern was the safety of any kids who might find the gun – it was small and could be mistaken for a toy.  Recent rains would likely render the shells useless, but

Autumn Wedding Ring Recovery in Lexington – Success!!!

Ah, leaves. Well, this turned out to be the fastest recovery ever!  I began swinging my larger coil and heard a gold signal within 2 minutes – but I couldn’t pinpoint it due to roofing nails below the eave.  I swapped out to my 5″ sharpshooter started back towards the spot … we both spotted

Returning a Family Heirloom – Silver Memories Of A Long-Past Aunt

During a recent metal detecting hunt at an 1810s location, I was scanning a hillside that had very few signals at all.  Suddenly, my headphones exploded with a solid 11-47 on the E-trac.  It was so shallow, 2″, that I was sure I’d found another modern, Clad Quarter.  I almost walked by!   But I

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