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The June update by Area Representatives of the Cornwall Archaeological Society is deeply depressing. In reporting on “Dirty Deeds at Minions” by suspected nighthawks the standard false reassurance is given:
“But it would be wrong and unfair to throw blame at all detectorists. The vast majority would be absolutely furious to see this sort of thing being done in a sensitive area like this.”

Fine, but this is unfair, (not to detectorists but to the rest of us): “Not only are detectorists likely to obey the law [true} and follow the code of practice (see https://www.ncmd.co.uk/code-of-conduct/ for example) – utterly untrue.

THAT Code is useless and is designed to avoid detectorists disclosing all recordable finds to PAS or to follow the real Code. What’s more, the vast majority of detectorists are members of the NCMD which refuses to sign up for the proper code.

As in many walks of life, a tiny number will flout laws and codes”. The second part is a fib. Ask PAS. Let them deny it here.

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