The metal detecting code of ethics is supported and up held by members of the Lancaster Research & Recovery Club. As a part of our commitment to
recreational metal detecting, our club encourages the following principles when metal detecting anywhere. Service to historic societies, law enforcement agencies, and charitable organizations,
is also an integral part of a metal detectorists code of ethics.
The LRRC, recognizing the need for an organization of treasure hunting enthusiasts, prescribe and uphold a common philosophy and take pride in the organization it has become. Please adhere to the following "Code of Ethics" as we share in a commitment to preserve the wonderful hobby/sport of metal detecting.
The following is a step-by-step instructional on how to properly extract an item from the soil. It is just one method that is suited for digging up items from grass, fields or lawns.
It is wise for a beginner to learn and is widely used by many detectorists in the field. It is vital to anyone who metal detects on private land or public land that they practice clean and
neat digging habits so that "non-metal detectorists" do not tarnish our reputation because of careless and reckless digging techniques.
Tecniques In Digging
Recycling is an important environmental care practice a metal detectorist can participate in. Aluminum cans, aluminum pull-tabs, and bottles are found regularly and should be carried along until they can be disposed of. At the Lancaster Research & Recovery Club, we collect all of the pull-tabs that are found and donate them for a special cause which in turn are recycled. Last year our club alone found over 00,000 pull-tabs... That's a lot of pull-tabs!