American Mining Rights Association

Italian Bar disaster update

ITALIAN BAR DISASTER UPDATE: Well folks, persistence pays off and after more than a year, we are finally going to clean up the disaster we’ve all been disgusted by down on Italian Bar along the Stanislaus river. The illegal occupiers are gone and man did they leave a mess. It is now time to return […]

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When do I need a PoO…Plan of Operations with the USFS?

As most of you know, we receive calls, emails and messages almost on a daily basis now from members and other small-scale miners about problems with the USFS (Forest Service). Most can be categorized in two columns: 1) USFS telling the miner a Plan of Opertions (PoO) is required to dig a hole. 2) Access […]

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What a weekend at Roaring Camp!

We sure had a great time down in Roaring Camp this year at the AMRA outing. Honestly, we don’t know of anyone else more generous and kind than the Lague’s who own Roaring Camp. Like a dumbass, I was camping in my little cargo trailer and low and behold I forgot my sleeping bag and […]

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Over-regulation in America means bad things in other countries

The truly disappointing part of this is that we have AMRA members and friends across the western United States right now who are sitting on hundreds of millions, if not billions in rare earth minerals on their mining claims. It’s just that there are so many restrictions, permits, approvals and blockades which prevent them from […]

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Top filed mining claims

We are helping three different miners right now in three different states which have had people top file on their claims. This is a common call we receive and would like to provide some education on the subject. A “top file” is a label miners use when someone tries to claim over an existing and […]

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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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Pomona Gold Show this weekend!

We are all loaded up for the GPAA Pomona gold show this weekend.   They have an early sign up which saves you a 30% and this show is shaping up to be a pretty big one. We’ve got some fantastic prizes we are giving away Saturday and Sunday at the AMRA booth….   A […]

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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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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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