Just a question for the masses. We have had a remote pre world war two (so Federal land) gold mine that my parents should have patented (Whole other discussion). Recently the state has asked for me to get a mining license. It is now a recreational mine. The State makes no difference if we mine recreationally or commercially. The license does not cost anything. Since we have never had to get a license I am curious how many of you on your claims that you work recreationally have a mining license?