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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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What is an NOI, a POO and when do I need it?

Please excuse our absence, it’s been rather hectic lately with claims deadlines, deaths of personal friends, upcoming events and other personal issues. That being said, we have had a number of calls lately about NOI’s and POO’s. We wanted to explain the difference between an NOI (Notice Of Intent) and a POO (Plan Of Operations…aptly […]

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Roaring Camp coming up August 27th, reserve your spot today

The Roaring Camp outing is coming up August 27th and if you plan on going, you need to reserve your spot. Roaring Camp, the world-famous mining camp located in Pine Grove about an hour south of Placerville and an hour and a half east of Stockton is one of our favorite events of the year. […]

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Oak Fire and Pomona GPAA Show

Oak Fire and Pomona Gold Show: We are home from the Pomona GPAA show this weekend and wanted to thank Jerrimy for volunteering all weekend, you were awesome buddy and we sure appreciate the help. It sure was humbling to have so many people over the two days stop by and support AMRA, sincerely……thank you. […]

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Fascinating historical book on the mining acts

Many of you know Gold Seeker by JN Perlot is my favorite book of all time. A Belgian immigrant in 1851 who chronicled his life in the south Motherlode of CA. Well, a good buddy of ours (Kevin Allard of Backcounty Outfitters in AZ) sent us this one and it’s become one of our top […]

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Outing tomorrow!

Well we are all packed for the outing and heading up there in a few hours. Sure have a lot to give away Saturday: A week stay at the world famous Roaring Camp. Henry rifle(s) Proline Mining equipment Screamer Mine gold and much, much more…. Free to the public, plenty of camping, great weather and […]

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Biden administration hurts American miners, helps Chinese miners

We have some close friends who are currently trying to get their rare earth mines going, but they run into many, many problems from the current administration. But China…ya, go ahead and mine away. From the article: Stauber said, “[T]his administration just will not allow the Minnesota miner to mine these critical minerals here in […]

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About the West Virginia v EPA case and does it affect mining?

We’ve had a few of you reach out to discuss the recent ruling by SCOTUS on the West Virginia V EPA case where the court ruled the EPA over-stepped their authority to regulate the Clean Air Act.   Does this help mining? Our take is yes, it is likely. Over the years (many, many years) […]

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