Old North State Detectorists Club

"Rediscovering the Past"

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Code of Ethics

The Old North State Detectorists (ONSD) encourage responsible conduct and strict compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and restrictions.

The club takes pride in adopting this Code of Ethics.


 ONSD Code of Ethics

I will respect private property and do no metal detecting without the owner's permission. 

I will fill in all excavations and do no damage to property.

I will work with and support professional archaeologists and historians to protect national treasures.

I will remove and properly dispose of any trash I dig or is located in my digging area.

I will make a reasonable effort to return identifiable items to their owners.

I will conduct myself with courtesy and seek to set an example for other detectorists.


Adopted by unanimous vote of ONSD members, February 6, 2010


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