Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics


Treasure Hunter's Code of Ethics


As part of our commitment to recreational metal detecting, we at Detector Electronics Corp. encourage responsible conduct and strict compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and restrictions, as well as unconditional respect for the rights and property of others, and for those held in common by us all. Even though these values and standards may not be explicitly stated in every article your read on our site, they are an integral part of our philosophy, efforts, and goals.

Detector Electronics Corp. endorses the Treasure Hunter's Code Of Ethics. We take pride in the hobby and industry we serve, and ask you to join us in observing and promoting the following Code of Ethics.

  1. WILL respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owner's permission.
  2. WILL fill all excavations.
  3. WILL appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.
  4. WILL use thoughtfulness, consideration, and courtesy at all times.
  5. WILL build fires in designated or safe places only.
  6. WILL leave gates as found.
  7. WILL remove and properly dispose of any trash that I find. I WILL NOT litter.
  8. WILL NOT destroy property, buildings, or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures.
  9. WILL NOT tamper with signs, structural facilities, or equipment.

The sport of metal detecting has a national organization in place to preserve and protect the rights of detectorists. The national organization is the Federation of Metal Detector & Archeological Clubs. For more information, contact:

Dave Perry, National Secretary
603 West State St
Princeton, IN 47670
(812) 385-5676