Lost Item Recovery

Ask for my help now!

If you’re currently in the location where you lost your item – stay there if you can! Call me at (415) 968-9752‬ and I’ll see if I can come help right away. Then fill out the form below as a record of your request.

If you lost your item some time ago, we will schedule a time to attempt recovery. Fill out the form below as a record of your item.

Continue reading below to learn more about how lost item recovery works.

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Because time is of the essence, I will reach out by phone first, then by email.
Tell me some details about the item you lost like: size, shape, metal type, and any other distinguishing features.
An exact date or approximate date is fine.
Provide a brief description of the area where the item was lost. Is it private property, public area, etc.
By clicking the checkbox below, you understand that: Laura is a volunteer metal detectorist - you are under no obligation to provide a reward! We will discuss any potential park entry or parking fees when I contact you. Sometimes items are damaged when they are lost. During the search, I will do my best to protect your item so that no further damage occurs. If we locate your item, I will take a photo of the item to share on my website, social media, and any news articles that may result. I will always obtain your permission to use any photos that contain your smiling face. : )
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Lost Item Recovery: How does it work?

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