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Italian Bar update:

Italian Bar update, Stanislaus NF, Stanislaus County CA:   As you know, we brought forth a significant problem on Italian Bar Road to the attention of the Stanislaus NF. The area of interest is a federally withdrawn and designated “Recreation Area” passed in the 1940’s and 50’s. You cannot file a mining claim on withdrawn […]

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Dredging hypocrisy

Here is how you spell hypocrisy: The recent flooding in Montana will be good for fish. The sediment which washed down for hundreds of miles, the turbidity which turned the river chocolate milk is GOOD for fish. But dredging, which makes a little plume for 100 feet destroys all fish habitat and must be eliminated. […]

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What can the USFS do with mining claims?

We field tons of calls, emails and questions about the USFS and what they can, and cannot do as it relates to mining claims.   Here is the 2800 manual which is the bible for the USFS on precisely that.   We encourage you to read, open the PDF, print it and keep a copy […]

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Accountability and the USFS

After our post yesterday about the USFS absurdly citing AMRA President Shannon Poe for “defrauding an inn keeper”, we wanted to bring up the solution to rogue agents and rogue behavior by agencies such as the USFS and BLM.   A few years ago, AMRA’s COO (Chief Operating Officer) Connie had an epiphany while she […]

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Contender outing May 14th/15th near San Luis Obispo

We are only a week away from our outing down in La Panza, near Paso Robles at The Contender claim. Catered dinner for those who sign up, metal detecting hunt, great gold and thousands of dollars in prizes for our raffle. This event is open to the public, as our claim is as well and […]

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USFS blocking small-scale miners in S. Dakota

We received this message yesterday from some friends and fellow miners we have in South Dakota. Read the absurdity in what the USFS is saying, and doing here folks. “Hey Shannon, wanted to give you a heads up that the us forest service in south dakota is starting to prohibit miners from working their claims. […]

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An important update on what we’re working on

We are back from our vacation now and ready to get back to work on some major issues on our plate:   USFS and Italian Bar disaster. We sent a certified letter along our partners, Blue Ribbon Coalition demanding answers on why the USFS doesn’t clear this designated recreation area from the trash and squatters […]

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Call to action….Virginia

Call to action: A miner in Virginia reached out to us on a proposal in that state to evaluate the activity of gold mining in the state and determine if it should be basically regulated out of existence. We would guarantee those who submitted comments wanting this banned, have no clue what small-scale mining is […]

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Correction on Alaska claims

Correction on Alaska claims: My mistake…..when I was speaking with the owner of the claims in Alaska, he mentioned Nome and in my mind I apparently heard “they are in Nome”, which they are not. The claims, 4 of them are about 80 miles from Nome on the Kougarok River. There is a decent road […]

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NOME ALASKA CLAIMS ADDED!

NOME ALASKA DREDGE CLAIMS ADDED TO AMRA! We have confirmed the addition of 4 dredge claims in Nome Alaska. These are very good river claims just outside of town a few miles. Available for dredging with up to a 6″, or with an additional permit (about $50) you can use an 8″!. Man-O-Man……that is cool!

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