About 3 years ago, I purchased a used "legendary" Fisher 1266x metal detector from a friend of mine who is a retired police officer. I brought it home, took it out in the back yard and, within 5 minutes, found a silver earring that one of my daughters had lost over 10 years ago. I came back inside, put the detector in the corner and hadn't touched it since - until recently. I've picked up a renewed interest in the hobby and hope to spend quite a bit of time relic and coin hunting in the weeks and months to come. I'll be posting on my adventures when something interesting happens. It's a perfect hobby for me since it involves history and my fascination with mystery and treasure hunting. It's also perfect for me because I live in one of the most historic areas of not only the United States, but of Virginia - the Shenandoah Valley. And I know the Valley, its people, its back roads, historic sites, and surrounding counties very well since I've lived here for all of my 52 years. Below is an interesting video on the subject of metal detecting. Be sure and watch part 2 and some of the other related videos.