My intent is to bring a sluice up to Alaska with me.... do some camping, fishing, and small time prospecting. My wife says 'so what are you going to do if you find a gold nugget.... the land isn't yours you can't keep it'... and she's stuck on that note.... I have told her I don't intend to dredge or wash away any mountain ranges (lol)
No doubt this is covered in books, etc... regulations regarding prospecting.. but for a quick answer, what's the limit? How DO you draw the line between small time prospecting and something that would rile up the powers that be?