Sunday, December 27, 2009

Follow the Code

When you are out metal detecting please follow the Metal Detecting Code of Ethics to help protect this great hobby for others.

Be polite and informative to those who inquire about your hobby; you are the ambassador of a pastime we want to protect and we all will be judged by how you act and respond. Always observe the Golden Rule and conduct yourself in a manner that enhances the public view of the hobby of metal detection.

I will respect private property and will not metal detect without the property owner’s permission.

I will not destroy property, buildings or what is left of ghost towns and deserted structures. I will not tamper with equipment or posted signs.

I will not litter, I will always pack out what I take in and remove all trash found. I will only build fires in designated or safe areas.

I will leave all gates and other accesses to land as I found it.

I will not damage natural resources, wildlife habitats, or any private property.

I will use thoughtfulness, consideration and courtesy at all times.

I will abide by all laws, ordinances or regulations that may govern my search, or the area I will be in.

I will fill all holes, regardless how remote the location, and never dig in a way that will damage, be damaging to, or kill any vegetation.

I will report the discovery of items of significant historical value to a local historian or museum in accordance with the latest legislation. I will report to the proper authorities any individuals who remove artifacts from federal parks or state preserves.

I will be an ambassador for the metal detecting hobby.


First off, welcome to Coil to the soil. I'll start by saying I'm a metal detecting newbie. Just received my first detector as a Christmas gift so I'm now the proud owner of a Garrett Ace 250. Coil to the Soil will be a sort of metal detecting log book/diary for my adventures and misadventures learning to detect. Please follow me as I learn and maybe you'll learn along the way too or you can share your tips with me and I'll pass them along to the blog readers. Until next time. Happy Hunting!