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Metal Detector Recovery Service

            Recovery Service  


I search for lost jewelry, rings, cell phones, artifacts, keys, caches, bullets, property markers, and other lost metal items.

I metal detect in shallow water up to 5ft deep or on the land. (rain, snow, or shine)

I employ only the latest detecting equipment along with over 35 years of experience to find your lost item both on land and in the water.

My name is Ron Shore and I have been metal detecting since 1975

I am also the owner of Windy City Detector Sales & Rental, a metal detecting retail dealer in Chicago since 1985.

When you choose me for the job, you have assured a professional search conducted with integrity.


I look forward to helping you find what you thought was lost forever!


I charge a show-up fee (depending on location and type of search) to cover time and travel and work on a reward basis.  

If I don't find your lost item you don't owe me anything but the show-up fee.

If founded reward is optional and at your discretion.


In order to find a lost item, timing is everything,
please schedule your search as soon as possible.
              DON'T WAIT, CALL OR TEXT NOW


Search Types

My equipment and expertise allow me to search beaches, parks, yards, farms, RV parks, campgrounds, and in lakes & rivers (Up to 4ft depths).

Lost items such as keys, jewelry, gold, silver, platinum, and iron items such as survey markers are just some of the items that I am capable of locating for you.

If you lost your item on private property or on state land, it will be necessary to obtain prior permission from the land owner or land authority before I can conduct a search. I am happy to assist you with this process.

Search Locations 

Chicago and all suburbs           

Throughout Northeast Illinois, Northwest Indiana

and Southeast Wisconsin

May travel further, if your city is not listed please ask.

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Just a few of my recent finds


Lost 2 Karat Diamond Platinum ring in Lake Zurich while on a short trail.

Found in 10 Minutes

The husband purchased a metal detector to find it however the way it was set up would have eliminated it.

She actually looked like she was going to faint when I gave it to her.

Got engaged in January and her future husband was out of state and she did not have the heart to tell him she lost her ring a, $15,000 diamond engagement ring, not inured.

House searches can be tough, as metal detectors really don't work in a house. After hearing her story it sounded like it had to be there so took one room at a time and gave them a thorough search.

Searched every room in the apartment for hours and was getting close to calling it when I tried one last thing, took off her pillow shams in the bedroom, and found it there.

She cried all during the search and the picture tells the story of when it was found.

No better feeling!!!

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Received a call regarding a lost ring on a volleyball court. old me he lost it on Friday and contacted me on Tuesday, our courts are hit hard over the weekend so I really did not have high hopes of finding it but told him will give it my best shot. This is the first time I have been asked to find a Tantalum ring, honestly never even heard of it before this.

The old adage applies, they are never found where you think they should be, after about an hour of searching with no luck, I broadened my search area and hit it about 50 feet

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