Western Colorado Chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America
115 West Main
23628 Dave Wood Road
Montrose, CO 81403
The Official GPAA of Western Colorado Gold Prospectors
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MINER'S CODE OF ETHICS
I will have on site all necessary permits and licenses.
I will not prospect in areas closed to prospecting and mining.
I will respect other prospectors' claims and not work claims without owners' permission.
I will fill in 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 accordane with current federal,
state, and local guideline.
I will be careful with fuels and motor oils and be cognizant of their potential destructive
effect on the environment.
I will not refuel motorized equipment in the stream and will not allow oil form motorized
equipment to drip onto or into the water.
I will remove and properly dispose of trash and debris that I find.
I will not remove stream bank material, destroy natural vegetation or woody debris dams, nor discharge excess silt into the waterways.