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Out of control……..

In answer to the question we posed yesterday on which state AMRA has the most complaints about access, interference with mining, road closures, USFS and other issues, 5 of the 77 comments we received were correct. Montana is home….by far to the most complaints of all the states in the Union. Oregon is likely number […]

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Our trip to Washington DC is postponed due to Corona virus.

We have avoided posting about the Corona virus because well…we don’t want to add to the hysteria.   However, we have been informed our trip to Washington DC is being postponed to a few months down the road.   We find it rather amazing that grocery stores are being stripped of their products….although it makes […]

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Outstanding read on mining law

We’ve read a lot of publications over the years on the legality and history of filing mining claims, both patented and non-patented. This is perhaps the most comprehensive we’ve read to date. (thank you Kerby Jackson).   Our goal at AMRA is to educate you, the small-scale miner on what your rights are, what you […]

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Please help Elk City Idaho and sign this petition, we have.

This Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests “Forest Plan Revision” petition addresses the adverse economic impact on the greater Elk City, Idaho area’s economy. A significant portion of Elk City, Idaho business community is dependent upon recreation, tourism, hunting, fishing, mining and lodging in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.  The addition of more “Wild & Scenic River” […]

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4.9 million dollars of your tax money for California Trout

4.9 million dollars of your tax money to California Trout to create fish habitat.   Hmmm, I wonder if there is something which creates fish habitat and generates revenue for the state instead of costing the tax payers…..oh, and removing 98% of mercury and lead from those same fishermen?   From the article: “In this […]

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AMRA has been invited to Washington DC

You may have put two and two together now by us asking about, and talking about politicians, Secretary of the Dept. of Ag and other topics recently. Yes, in fact AMRA has been invited to go to Washington DC to meet with several Trump supporting people and Trump appointed people. We leave in a few […]

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Obama’s Waters Of The United States (WOTUS) ruled unconstitutional

The land-grabbing and horrendous WOTUS rule by Obama has been ruled unconstitutional. A good thing….. From the article: Under Obama, the EPA adopted the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule to violate state sovereignty. The rule allowed the federal government jurisdiction over all property that is adjacent to any body of water. By the […]

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Man cited for having a dredge stored in a container on his private property in California

We have to tell you about a man who came to our booth yesterday here at the Sacramento Sportsman Show. He was cited, by mail for having a dredge within 100 yards of a creek/drywash as a part of California DFW 5653 code. This is created from the absurd senate bill 637 pushed and passed […]

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Roaring Camp Mining Company donates trips to AMRA

We are very excited to announce that Roaring Camp Mining Company has very generously donated week-long trips to AMRA for each of our events this year. They have also donated over a dozen day trips for 4 people for us to also give away at our events. Roaring Camp, for those who don’t know…is a […]

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Arizona road closures….part 3

In continuing our informative series on the road closures in Arizona, we want to discuss RS2477.   In 1866, Congress passed the original mining grant and as a part of that, RS2477 was born which required the roads in the public domain to remain open. Roads……being defined as something as small as a trail.   […]

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