Whenever you collect geological
specimens in the field remember the Geological Code.
Keep collecting to a minimum: remove fossils, rocks or minerals only when
essential for serious study. Remember to refer any good finds to local
seek permission before entering private land.
litter fields or roads with rock fragments, and avoid disturbing plants
considerate, and do not make things more difficult or hazardous for others
coming after you.
No need to hammer indiscriminately. Never collect from walls or buildings.
leader of a field party should ensure that the spirit of the code is upheld.
No one has the right to 'dig out' any site. Try to leave the site as you
Back fill excavations where necessary to avoid injury to people or to animals.
Don't disfigure rock surfaces with brightly painted numbers, symbols or
clusters of core-holes.
are one of several hundred geologists visiting this area every year so
your behaviour does matter.
the code, so that others can also enjoy the great scenery, geology, and
wear protective goggles
wear safety hats
in quarries or below cliffs
avoid loosening rocks
on steep slopes
do not get cut off
by the tide
do not enter old
mine workings or cave systems
do not interfere
with machinery in quarries