Treasure hunting started for me when I was in my early teens. I frequently listened to family members discuss 19th-century silver dollars lost behind the walls of my grandparent’s 80-year-old home. Multiple family members made attempts to recover the treasure, including hammering and chiseling access holes through the thick concrete walls of the basement. Devices were even constructed to reach over the wall but to no avail. All it really took to recover the lost treasure was a 13-year-old kid, some detective work to figure out exactly where the best access point was, a circular saw to cut through the closet floor above the hidden room, and my grandmother’s 10-foot curtain rod with a large spoon taped to the end of it to scoop out the coin roll. I found my first treasure! (But was in big trouble for cutting the floor)


Metal detecting has been a hobby of mine for over a decade. Today, that hobby combined with the same detective work I used to find the coin roll years ago, has allowed me to reunite families with their lost items they never thought they would see again.

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Regardless of the terrain, condition of the property, or difficulty of the search I always consider safety a top priority. Leaving the appearance of the property as found ensures there are no unsafe holes or dead grass left behind.


Time can be critical, especially if the lost item is in a public setting. My schedule is flexible so don’t hesitate to contact me at any time of the day. The sooner I get to the location and begin the search the more likely I am to recover your item. Once I arrive, my knowledge & field experience will allow me to read the terrain, collect information about the lost item, and get within close range.


The last piece of the puzzle is the search equipment. A high-performance, lightweight metal detector provides me with the ability to reject unwanted items entirely, adapt to any ground condition, and search for long hours while minimizing fatigue. Combining all these characteristics significantly increases the likelihood of recovering your lost item, while also reducing the amount of time needed to find it.


I look forward to assisting you in finding your lost possessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are interested in uncovering items other than lost jewelry – historic relics and artifacts – hidden or forgotten valuables – irrigation systems – cables – property markers – utilities.

How do I keep your lawn neat and clean after metal detecting and retrieving a lost ring or historic artifact?


1. After pinpointing the lost item with a metal detector, retrieving a recently lost ring can usually be achieved by parting the grass and removing the item from the surface layer of dirt.


2. Removing an item from just below the surface involves using a digging trowel to cut a clean half-moon plug, ensuring the plug remains attached to the lawn to keep it alive.


3. If removing a scoop of dirt is necessary to retrieve the lost ring or historic item, a cloth is used to hold the dirt and keep the area clean.


4. Firmly pressing the plug back into the hole ensures the grassy area remains alive and level.


Call | 860-917-8947

Email | uncoverthings@yahoo.com​

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Over 140 Years of Silver Coins Found!

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