I help people find lost items of many kinds!

Around age 10 I started as a hobbyist, and I now have many years of experience using my metal detector in different types of terrain. I have recovered lost items in Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco.

smiling client after I located her missing sapphire earring with my metal detector.

This is a happy client after I located her missing sapphire earring.

If you’re in the San Francisco bay area, I can probably help you pretty quickly! Reach out below and let me know where and when you lost the item and I’ll see if I can help.

How does it work?

We start with a conversation. I will ask you to recreate the scene and provide details about how you lost the item. I’ll want to know when you noticed it was missing, and about where you think it could be. The narrower we can get the search area, the more likely it will be to find!

A metal detector transmits an electromagnetic field from the round or oval-shaped coil into the ground. Any metal objects (we call them targets) within the field retransmit an electromagnetic field of their own. The detector’s coil receives the retransmitted field and alerts the detectorist by producing a response like a sound and/or information on a screen. The more I know about your item – metal composition, size, shape – the easier I can narrow my search to your lost item.

What is RingFinders?

RingFinders is an international directory of metal detectorists (like me)! The goal of the RingFinders service is to “help people find their lost jewelry at beaches, parks, lakes and yards all around the world.” It doesn’t have to be a ring, but when you really need to find it, there are independent metal detectorists like me that can help you.

See my RingFinders profile

Ask for my help!

If you’re currently in the spot where you lost your item – stay there! Call me at (415) 968-9752‬ and I’ll see if I can come help right away.

If you lost your item some time ago, use the form below so we can schedule a time for me to help.

  • This is optional, but just in case email is an issue, I will reach out by phone if provided.
  • What is the item, when, where, and how did you lose it?
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