~ 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 or rules governing collecting on public lands 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 material in collecting areas. ~ I will cause 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 or safe places and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area. ~ I will discard no burning material - 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 willful damage to collecting material and will take home only what I can reasonably use. ~ I will practice conservation and undertake to utilize fully and well the materials I have collected and will recycle my surplus for the pleasure and benefit of others. ~ I will support the rockhound project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and will 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 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.
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