The New Haven Mineral Club abides by and holds it's members to the Code of Ethics

 of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies

I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owned land without permission from the owner.

I will keep informed on all laws regulations and rules governing collecting on public land and will observe them.

I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.

I will use no firearms or blasting materials in collecting areas.

I will ause no willful damage to property of any kind, such as fences, signs, buildings, etc.

I will leave all gates as found.

I will build fires only in designated areas or safe places and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area.

I will discard no burning materials- matches, cigarettes, etc.


I will fill all excavation holes which may be dangerous to livestock.

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

I will cause no damage to collecting material and will take
 home only what I can reasonably use.

I will support the Rockhound Project H.E.L.P.
(Help Eliminate Litter, Please), and leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.

I will cooperate with Field Trip leaders and those in
designated authority in all collecting areas.

I will report to my club or Federation Officers,
 Bureau of Land Management, or other proper
authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other
 material on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations and for public educational and scientific purposes.

I will appreciate and protect our heritage of Natural Resources.

I will observe the Golden Rule, will use
Good Outdoor Manners, and will at all times,
conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and Public Image of Rockhounds everywhere.