National

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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Oak Fire and Pomona GPAA Show

Oak Fire and Pomona Gold Show: We are home from the Pomona GPAA show this weekend and wanted to thank Jerrimy for volunteering all weekend, you were awesome buddy and we sure appreciate the help. It sure was humbling to have so many people over the two days stop by and support AMRA, sincerely……thank you. […]

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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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Newsom passes unconstitutional gun law

Using this logic of Governor Newsom enabling people to sue the manufacturers of guns if they’ve been harmed, does that mean we can all sue Biden for harming our wallets? Ames tools for stepping on a rake in your yard? Nike for tripping over your own feet?     This is unconstitutional. Read the full […]

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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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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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