Adelaide Lost Ring Search provides professional metal detecting services to the public.

Example services are:

Finding Lost Jewellery using metal detectors and also physical/ visual searches.

Locating Pipes, Bore Caps, sewers and Cables

Estate Searches including physical non-detecting searches for hidden items.

Missing Person and Evidence Searches

Pre-sale Property Searches.

Diving and Underwater Searches: We can currently search to 3m in depth around the Adelaide coast line, rivers and creeks. Dive searches will have a higher call out than standard. Please contact for details.

Historical Searches (What was on your property)

Visual and physical searches (eg lost ring inside a house). I have low powered, short range metal detectors I use for these visual searches to quickly check things like pipes, skirting boards, linen and clothing. However most of these physical searches is just me visually checking everywhere in the house. I systematically look through every object in every room until the whole house has been checked. Finding something as small as a ring or earring in these searches is difficult but more successful than not. I have found jewellery in clothing, toilet cisterns, skirting boards, bedding, under carpet and in food canisters. Young children can be quite imaginative when hiding objects and sometimes they just fall into weird places.


Adelaide Lost Ring Search provides one on one and group tuition in metal detecting and gold panning. Clients have included the police and other emergency services. Here is an example of instructing a group of SES volunteers to use Minelab X-Terra 305s and 505s for a police evidence search in a South Australian national park. Minelab kindly donated the detectors and we had a successful day detecting a large area.

Metal detector tuition
Teaching SES volunteers how to use metal detectors. Photo via Channel 10 Adelaide.