A DETECTORISTS CODE OF ETHICS
I WILL respect private property and will not treasure hunt without the land owners permission.I WILL respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owner's permission.
I WILL NOT destroy property, buildings or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.
I WILL NOT litter.
I WILL leave gates as found.
I WILL NOT contaminate wells, creeks or other water supplies.
I WILL fill ALL excavations, including beaches and in water.
I WILL NOT tamper with signs, maintenance facilities or equipment.
I WILL appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
I WILL use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.
I WILL protect my hobby, and act as a good will ambassador at all times.
BEFORE searching public sites, always check laws, ordinances or regulations, that may govern your search.
I WILL NEVER trespass. Always get permission.
I WILL NEVER leave open holes.
REPORT the discovery of items of significant historical value to a local historian or museum in accordance with the latest legislation.
If live ammunition or lethal objects are discovered, mark the site and inform authorities.
I WILL Be an ambassador for the metal detecting hobby.