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Gold Prospectors of the Rockies
Code of Ethics
 

Members of the Gold Prospectors of the Rockies (GPR) adhere to the following:


Weekend and Small-scale Miners Code of Ethics

 I will respect other prospectors' claims and will not work those claims without their owners' permission.

 I will fill my prospecting holes.

 I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, fisheries, and private property and respect all laws or ordinances governing prospecting and mining.

 I will be thoughtful, considerate, and courteous to those around me at all times.

 I will only build fires in designated or safe places and in accordance with current federal, state, and local guidelines.

 I will be careful with fuels and motor oils and be cognizant of their potential destructive effect on the environment.

 I will remove and properly dispose of trash and debris that I find; I will not litter.

 I will have on site all necessary permits and licenses.

 I will not remove stream bank material, destroy natural vegetation or woody debris dams, nor discharge excess silt into the waterways.

 I will not refuel motorized equipment in the stream.

 I will not allow oil from motorized equipment to drip onto the ground or into the water.

 I will not prospect in areas closed to prospecting and mining.


Treasure Hunters Code of Ethics

 I will respect private property and do no treasure hunting without the owner's permission.

 I will fill my hunting excavations.

 I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources, wildlife, and private property.

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

 I will build fires only in designated or safe places.

 I will remove and properly dispose of trash that I find; I will not litter.

 I will leave gates as found.

 I will not destroy property, buildings, or what remains of ghost towns or deserted structures.

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


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