Metal Detector users Code of Ethics
You are responsible when it comes to using your metal detector. you must follow the rules and law and be very careful in its details. We must keep metal detecting and enjoyable hobby for metal detector user, as well as to anybody else.
Never trespass. Always obtain permission prior to entering private property, mineral claims, or underwater salvage leases.Always check federal, state, county and local laws before searching. It is your responsibility to “know the law.”Abide by all laws, ordinances or regulations that may govern your search or the area you will be in.Never litter. Always pack out what you take in, and remove all trash dug in your search. Do not damage, deface, destroy, or vandalize any property (including: ghost towns and deserted structures), and never tamper with any equipment at the site.Do not build fires, camp or park in non-designated or restricted areas. Fill all holes, regardless how remote the location, and never dig in a way that will damage, be damaging to, or kill any vegetation.Never contaminate wells, creeks, or any other water supplies.Leave all gates and other accesses to land as found. Be courteous, considerate, and thoughtful at all times.Uphold all finders, search and salvage agreements. Promote responsible historical research and artifact recovery, and the sharing of knowledge with others.Report the discovery of any items of historic significance to the local historical society or proper authorities.
You can enjoy your treasure hunting and metal detecting hobby, however make it pleasant for everyone, by following the rules and law.