Rockhound’s Code of Ethics


1. I will respect private property and do no rockhounding without the owner’s permission.

2. I will use no firearms or blasting material in rockhounding areas.

3. I will take garbage home or deposit in proper receptacles.

4. I will leave gates as found.

5. I will do no willful damage to materials or take more than I can reasonably use.

6. I will fill excavations which may be dangerous to livestock.

7. I will build fires in designated places or safe places only, and make sure they are completely extinguished before leaving.

8. I will not contaminate wells, creeks or other water supplies.

9. I will not tamper with signs, structural facilities or equipment.

10. I will obey all laws and regulations of forestry and game departments in the area in which I am hunting.

11. I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources and wild life.

12. I will always use good outdoor manners.

13. I will show respect to other members.

Source: British Columbia Lapidary Society Directory, 2010-2011 

We expect all members will subscribe to this Code of Ethics.