East Texas Treasure Hunters Association
METAL DETECTORIST CODE OF ETHICS
1. Respect the rights and property of others.
2. Do not detect without the land owner's permission.
3. Observe all laws, whether National, State, or Local.
4. Aid Law Enforcement Officials whenever possible.
5. Never destroy historical or archeological structures.
6. Never destroy, damage or deface public or private property, or what is left of ghost towns or deserted structures.
7. Leave land and vegetation as it was.
8. Remove and properly dispose of all trash and litter when you leave.
9. Leave gates and enclosures as found.
10. Do not tamper with land owner signs, structural facilities, or equipment.
11. Take precautions when digging towards a target where underground conditions are unknown.
12. You may be judged by the example you set so always be courteous with consideration for others.
13. ALWAYS COVER YOUR HOLES!