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BLM removes proposed withdrawal of mineral entry to public lands

In a surprising move, the BLM has ended its plan to remove 1.3 million acres of land to mineral entry in the California desert.  This is the Trump Administration restoring our lands to the people who own it….you.   Cancellation

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Outing this weekend has been cancelled due to extreme weather predicted

As we face another big rain storm this coming weekend, we regretfully announce the cancellation of this outing. For safety purposes, we feel that the ground is just too unstable in the area to responsibly hold an outing. Safety is

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A decade long study on logging in OR proves it doesn’t hurt fish habitat if done correctly

This has some far reaching conclusions which should also impact small mining.  A 10 year study on the impacts of logging has concluded that it does not harm fish of fish habitat. For the complete article, click OSU study on trout

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AMRA outing is just 7 days away!

Our first outing of the year is just a week away.!  Remember, these outings are free, are open to the public and is for Saturday April 7th and Sunday April 8th. New to prospecting or curious? Let us know and

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to halt the “secret science” underpinning his agency’s regulations, opening a conversation about how studies can be weaponized in favor of onerous regulations without additional scrutiny and the transparency involved in determining

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AMRA steps up to represent two miners in Nor Cal

9 months ago AMRA was contacted by 2 miners who were on their claim in Northern California. One man was running a sluice upstream and one man was running a high banker downstream. A DFW (Fish and Wildlife) Law Enforcement

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Miners win 100 million from Sacramento county on political influence case

Big mining companies influence politics? You bet.   Do they care if they crush a small miner? Hell no.   http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article139972108.html For the complete article, click HERE

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New bill introduced to make it a crime for non-profit to raffle a rifle

A new bill has been introduced in California which would make it a crime for any non-profit to hold a raffle where the prize is a rifle. AMRA and many, many other non-profits have held raffles where guns were a

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Dredging in Alaska with a huge dredge?

Most of you know by now that several of the AMRA staff have ponied up some personal funds and we (there are 12 of us) taking a trip to Alaska to dredge in a little over 2 months!   We

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Treasure Hunters Claim Pennsylvania State Officials Blocking Dig for Lost Civil War Gold

Treasure Hunters Claim Pennsylvania State Officials Blocking Dig for Lost Civil War Gold Treasure hunters on the trail of a lost Civil War gold shipment claim they have discovered the fortune in a remote location of Pennsylvania, but state and

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