Year: 2022

Our big news……

The big news and the 2022 AMRA dinner Another AMRA dinner is completed and we want to sincerely thank the AMRA staff, vendors and volunteers for making this event hugely successful. So how about our big news? Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), one of America’s premiere constitutional law firms which focuses on cases when our government […]

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How would you like a new Proline 4″ dredge for a dollar?

Our dinner is coming up quickly in Lodi at the Grape Festival Fairgrounds December 3rd and is filling up fast.   Take a watch of this video and hear all the tens of thousands in prizes we are giving away!  

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AMRA’s own Stacy is now an attorney!

We cannot be more proud of Stacy, our Operations Manager here at AMRA for the past 7+ years. We are elated to announce that not only did she complete law school this past summer (top of her class) ……… as of yesterday at 6pm, she has passed the bar and is officially Councelor Serrato! Such […]

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Today we honor veterans

A very simple and short message to our veterans out there, many of whom are AMRA members: Thank you, we are free because of you.

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Update on the USFS FOIA from this Spring

Well this should piss everyone off… Most of you know AMRA’s President, Shannon Poe was issued a ridiculous and illegal citation while hosting a public event on one of our mining claims this Spring for “defrauding an innkeeper”. This citation came because the USFS built some covered picnic areas on the claims…..without notifying the claim […]

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Update on suction dredge litigation in Idaho

By now many of you have likely heard the penalty phase of the litigation out of Idaho over suction dredging was decided by the judge. This does not mean this case is over. This stems from AMRA’s President standing up to the EPA on their requirement for an NPDES permit (a pollution permit) even though […]

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Italian Bar disaster update

ITALIAN BAR DISASTER UPDATE: Well folks, persistence pays off and after more than a year, we are finally going to clean up the disaster we’ve all been disgusted by down on Italian Bar along the Stanislaus river. The illegal occupiers are gone and man did they leave a mess. It is now time to return […]

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Update on USFS citation of AMRA President Poe

Back in May of this year we posted about how the USFS cited AMRA President Shannon Poe for “defrauding an inn keeper” over an absurd claim by them that a claim owner must pay a $7 fee to a third party garbage collection agency while on their mining claim.   Yes, it was absurd and […]

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When do I need a PoO…Plan of Operations with the USFS?

As most of you know, we receive calls, emails and messages almost on a daily basis now from members and other small-scale miners about problems with the USFS (Forest Service). Most can be categorized in two columns: 1) USFS telling the miner a Plan of Opertions (PoO) is required to dig a hole. 2) Access […]

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What a weekend at Roaring Camp!

We sure had a great time down in Roaring Camp this year at the AMRA outing. Honestly, we don’t know of anyone else more generous and kind than the Lague’s who own Roaring Camp. Like a dumbass, I was camping in my little cargo trailer and low and behold I forgot my sleeping bag and […]

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