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Update on USFS citation of AMRA President Poe

Back in May of this year we posted about how the USFS cited AMRA President Shannon Poe for “defrauding an inn keeper” over an absurd claim by them that a claim owner must pay a $7 fee to a third party garbage collection agency while on their mining claim.   Yes, it was absurd and […]

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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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Fascinating historical book on the mining acts

Many of you know Gold Seeker by JN Perlot is my favorite book of all time. A Belgian immigrant in 1851 who chronicled his life in the south Motherlode of CA. Well, a good buddy of ours (Kevin Allard of Backcounty Outfitters in AZ) sent us this one and it’s become one of our top […]

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Biden administration hurts American miners, helps Chinese miners

We have some close friends who are currently trying to get their rare earth mines going, but they run into many, many problems from the current administration. But China…ya, go ahead and mine away. From the article: Stauber said, “[T]his administration just will not allow the Minnesota miner to mine these critical minerals here in […]

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Electra fire threatens AMRA board member and Roaring Camp

We are watching this fire extremely close as one of AMRA’s board members home is only a few miles away currently from the front line of this fire. Also, our close friends at Roaring Camp have now just evacuated their camp as seen here on Ricky’s post below. The fire went from 10 acres to […]

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About the West Virginia v EPA case and does it affect mining?

We’ve had a few of you reach out to discuss the recent ruling by SCOTUS on the West Virginia V EPA case where the court ruled the EPA over-stepped their authority to regulate the Clean Air Act.   Does this help mining? Our take is yes, it is likely. Over the years (many, many years) […]

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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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BLM to close more lands in Nor-Cal unless you act

BLM (Bureau of Land Management) in California is trying to close more and more public lands in Nor-Cal. We have written a letter opposing this on your behalf and encourage you to submit your comments to oppose this closure. Navigating their proposal and trying to understand the content of their plan is a bit challenging […]

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