Current Legislation

Mining Claim owners, prepare to be gouged

California claim owners: Expect a very, very sharp increase in filing costs next year. Strictly along party lines, the Democrats have passed SB2 which will add $75.00 to $250.00 for each recorded item next year. California has taxed us so

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A word from AMRA’s President and Vice President

A word from the President and Vice President of AMRA   You may have seen us talking about our annual dinner lately. We host this dinner once a year as our major fundraiser to fund what we, as volunteers do

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We apologize…

We are sorry for not posting recently, we have upgraded AMRA’s website and were unable.  We will now continue with posting and keeping our members, followers and lovers of public lands up to date on what is happening in America.

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AMRA is demanding a meeting with the USFS Chief over incidents

This is our letter to USFS Chief Tidwell, Congress, the committees which oversee the USFS, BLM and President Trump’s senior staff on behalf of the small miners and the issue’s we are hearing about now almost every day. We are

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We are working on a new letter about all of our recent problems with some in the USFS over mining claims. Blocking access to claims, harassing miners with equipment and ignoring the US Supreme Court decisions on camping on claims.

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Utah case will have dramatic impacts on our public road use, and it’s GOOD news!

We have opined, written articles, gave speeches and so many presentations over the years on RS2477 (Revised Statute 2477) we’ve lost count. In a landmark ruling just a few days ago by the Utah Supreme Court, roads that existed prior

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Gun raffle to help our local community after the devastating Detwiler Fire

As most of you know, we had one helluva fire up near our home base close to Yosemite. Many of our friends lost everything in their fridge and freezer, some lost their pets, some lost their land and some even

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The 14 day camping rule on a mining claim, is that true?

 Recently, we have been receiving calls, and seeing posts about people having issues with the 14 day rule of camping on your mining claim. As most may know, we have a very close relationship and respect for Kerby Jackson with

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Think government agencies don’t have an agenda? Think again…

“Endangered Species” A Red Herring Tom Ellison of the Regional US Forest Service office once told senior Payette National Forest Management officials in no uncertain terms: “The law does not agree with our agenda” but it “doesn’t matter” if we

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Changes are happening in regulatory and management agencies

About 6 months ago we posited that it would take about 6 months for the new administration to start changing the culture within some of the regulatory and management agencies like USFS, BLM and EPA.   Well, changes are coming,

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Gold and Great Outdoor Show

Welcome to AMRA’s first Gold and Great Outdoor show! On September 23-24, 2017, AMRA will be joined by thousands of outdoor enthusiasts in the largest Gold and Great Outdoors Show at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, Ca.

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