gold claims

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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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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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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Update on Italian Bar disaster

Italian Bar disaster update: As you know now, we’ve been trying to get the Stanislaus NF to evict the illegal occupiers down on Italian Bar road for close to a year now. We’ve shot videos of the trash, sewage, dumped batteries, a vehicle which was in the river and provided evidence of how a mining […]

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What can the USFS do with mining claims?

We field tons of calls, emails and questions about the USFS and what they can, and cannot do as it relates to mining claims.   Here is the 2800 manual which is the bible for the USFS on precisely that.   We encourage you to read, open the PDF, print it and keep a copy […]

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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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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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Call to action….Virginia

Call to action: A miner in Virginia reached out to us on a proposal in that state to evaluate the activity of gold mining in the state and determine if it should be basically regulated out of existence. We would guarantee those who submitted comments wanting this banned, have no clue what small-scale mining is […]

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