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Oregon miners appeal to SCOTUS on dredging

We received this email from our good friend Tom Kitchar.  Tom has been leading the fight for dredging in Oregon for decades and because Oregon has ignored (in our opinion) federal laws for a long time, the miners are taking it to SCOTUS. Tom Kitchar, Waldo Mining District Here is the recent email from Tom: […]

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What to do about rogue federal agents?

We thought we’d remind some of you, and introduce some of you to some provisions in our laws which address what options you have with over-zealous federal employees which overstep their authority and violate your rights.   Say you are a mining claim owner and apply for a plan of operations (PoO) with the USFS […]

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Another USFS obstruction on a miner

We’d like to tell you about a man we are representing over problems with the USFS in Montana.   He picked up two placer claims covering a small dry wash back in 2014 on the side of a mountain. The claims are near the top of this dry wash and rarely see water. The picture […]

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USFS bulldozes cabin

We wanted to tell you about a man in another state we are representing and helping with an unbelievable claim (we are not disclosing which state yet). He had a cabin on his patented mining claim bulldozed by the USFS.   We have so far determined the claim was originally filed in the early 1900’s […]

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Two people for a full week at Roaring Camp

Our dinner is coming up, AND filling up fast

We have been working on the annual AMRA dinner movie and if you’ve never seen one, you should. Sasquatch is not likely to make a comeback, but the deer has returned and we have even more new segments….we know you’re going to like them! Over the last few years we’ve had many people show up […]

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Wonder how all the fires were started recently?

A Missouri man flew to California, spent two days setting wildfires, then tried to fly home, officials say. He was arrested Monday. Freddie Graham, 68, hopped on a flight from Missouri to San Jose last Thursday, KPIX reported. After renting a car, he spent the next two days setting fires as he drove the “narrow, […]

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Permit denied?

We are working on a project involving permitting in California and are requesting your help.   We are looking for examples in any area (Ag, logging, farming, ranching etc…) where permits are required from a California agency, but not issued for over two years. We obviously have the example of suction dredging and the nearly […]

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AMRA Update

We’ve been pretty darn busy over the past several months. Jere Clements and Shannon Poe at the Walk4Liberty Rally at the capitol. We walked 312 miles in 13 days to bring many of the groups facing over-regulation together.  The entire length of highway 49.  We’ve discussed doing this again next year with a different route […]

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Oktoberfest prizes are amazing!

OKTOBERFEST in Barstow! AMRA has partnered with Minelab and they are sponsoring this huge event in Barstow October 11th and 12th at Slash X Restaurant. Minelab is unveiling their newest detector, the Vanquish 440 and one lucky detectorist will will win it along with these other great Minelab products: Vanquish 440 Gold Monster 1000 (We […]

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Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules (Pre-Publication Version)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (“the agencies”) are publishing a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (“2015 Rule”), which amended portions of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and to restore the regulatory text that existed prior to the 2015 […]

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