Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

Metal Detecting Code of Ethics

Metal Detecting Code of Ethics & Moral Obligations


 

The following is the metal detecting code of ethics and moral obligations that every metal detectorist should follow.  It is very important to respect the hobby.  You respect the hobby by respecting the property you metal detect and all of those around you.

 

  • I Will leave gates as they were found.
  • I Will Not contaminate wells, creeks, or other water supplies.
  • I Will fill all excavations that are made while treasure hunting.
  • I Will Not tamper with signs, structural facilities or equipment.
  • I Will use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.
  • I Will protect my hobby, and always act as a goodwill ambassador.
  • I Will respect private property and never treasure hunt without the owner’s permission.
  • I Will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
  • I Will Not litter and will pick up any trash that I dig up or find on the ground while treasure hunting.
  • I Will Not destroy private property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.

 

Be polite and informative to those who inquire about your hobby.  You are an ambassador of this pastime we want to protect and we will be judged by how you act and respond.