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Offline iam4liberty

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Metal Detecting for Lost Jewelry, Keys, and Phones
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:14:09 PM »
Michael Oliver runs a lost jewelry recovery service in Australia. When people lose items on the beach, he's the man they call.

https://lostjewelleryrecovery.com.au/

Example video: https://youtu.be/k59y8XJ3KFI

In the US, Man+River has built up reputation for recovering phones and keys.

Example video: https://youtu.be/XW7phcvQJT4



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Re: Metal Detecting for Lost Jewelry, Keys, and Phones
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 09:04:28 AM »
I've been metal detecting for years. It's a fun hobby, but few actually make enough finds to cover the cost of their equipment.
While I still have visions of that 'Big Find', I mostly use mine in conjunction with my interest in local history to search for coins and relics from the lost or little known sites.
I do get the occasional request to find lost jewelry or objects when people find out I have a detector.

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Re: Metal Detecting for Lost Jewelry, Keys, and Phones
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 09:44:23 AM »
I've been metal detecting for years. It's a fun hobby, but few actually make enough finds to cover the cost of their equipment.
While I still have visions of that 'Big Find', I mostly use mine in conjunction with my interest in local history to search for coins and relics from the lost or little known sites.
I do get the occasional request to find lost jewelry or objects when people find out I have a detector.

Yes, most are hobbyiests and do it for fun.  LJR's fee is 150 AUD (~100 USD) for two hours.  People are very willing to pay that to recover jewelry worth thousands not to mention the sentimental value.  Very reasonable in my opinion. And, of corse, there is the youtube monetization. So that probably turns it into a "free hobby".

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Re: Metal Detecting for Lost Jewelry, Keys, and Phones
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 07:17:38 AM »
It would at least help offset the cost for sure.