News & Events

Video explanation of the citation USFS gave to Shannon Poe

This video was shot as the LEO was leaving the campground in La Panza. Click on the link directly below for the video: USFS LEO cites Shannon Poe        

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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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AMRA President Shannon Poe cited at an AMRA outing by USFS

We are going to be writing tomorrow, in detail about an altercation we had during our outing on the “real property mining claim” we were at for our event near Atascadero CA over this past weekend. We ask you to share this topic each time we post it so everyone can see just how the […]

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Buying a mining claim and the process of quitclaims

BUYING A MINING CLAIM AND THE PROCESS OF QUITCLAIMS: We have fielded several calls over the years and have seen an increase lately about “quitclaims” for mining claims, BTW, it is not called a “quick claim”. We want to tell you a little story, then we’ll describe in detail what the process is. One of […]

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Contender outing May 14th/15th near San Luis Obispo

We are only a week away from our outing down in La Panza, near Paso Robles at The Contender claim. Catered dinner for those who sign up, metal detecting hunt, great gold and thousands of dollars in prizes for our raffle. This event is open to the public, as our claim is as well and […]

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USFS blocking small-scale miners in S. Dakota

We received this message yesterday from some friends and fellow miners we have in South Dakota. Read the absurdity in what the USFS is saying, and doing here folks. “Hey Shannon, wanted to give you a heads up that the us forest service in south dakota is starting to prohibit miners from working their claims. […]

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How cool is this?!!!

So this is pretty exciting. Through a local friend, we were put in contact with Kelly Vermeer, the winner of Forged in Fire (one of our favorite shows obviously) and we are meeting next week to discuss her making a damascus style knife for us….with a screamer gold inlay for the annual AMRA dinner giveaway!. […]

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An important update on what we’re working on

We are back from our vacation now and ready to get back to work on some major issues on our plate:   USFS and Italian Bar disaster. We sent a certified letter along our partners, Blue Ribbon Coalition demanding answers on why the USFS doesn’t clear this designated recreation area from the trash and squatters […]

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AMRA will be unavailable April 27th to May 1st.

We are taking our first vacation in well over 10 years and be literally out of the country.  Stacy is unavailable and honestly, this is the first time in our history we will be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience………

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Talk about dangerous!

We use some pretty serious acids when cleaning up our gold and gold specimens, mostly nitric acid. Our good buddy Dave Varabioff uses some really serious acid (hydroflouric) and we considered obtaining some to eat some quartz away from a really nice specimen we want to expose…..until we asked some of these experts on their […]

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