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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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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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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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EPA case could help mining

We have been speaking about the EPA and their rampant desire to control everything from air to water for over a decade now. This case, about how the EPA is being challenged for making law and over-stepping their authority will have far reaching impacts on the Clean Water Act as well. We elect representatives to […]

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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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