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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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AMRA’s first free public outing of the year April 23rd, 24th.

Our first outing of the year is next weekend, April 23rd and 24th at our claims near Coulterville CA. We’ll post directions later this coming week. We open all our claims up in this area to anyone….for free, no charge and you don’t need to be a member. There is a huge camping area, plenty […]

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Italian Bar disaster update:

Italian Bar disaster update, Stanislaus National Forest Tuolumne County CA:   We have confirmed this past weekend that all but one of the squatters down in the recreation area have decided it is in their best interest to vacate the area (at some urging). The one man we had the confrontation with on film is […]

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Out of control……..

In answer to the question we posed yesterday on which state AMRA has the most complaints about access, interference with mining, road closures, USFS and other issues, 5 of the 77 comments we received were correct. Montana is home….by far to the most complaints of all the states in the Union. Oregon is likely number […]

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Day 3 of the Corona Virus lockdown at the AMRA house.

Day 3 of the Corona Virus lockdown at the AMRA house. Was pretty bored this morning, wife wouldn’t let me hang the painting from yesterday. She said…well, I’ll leave that part out but it was something like ‘no f****** way are you putting that piece of **** in here” so decided to make cake for […]

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BLM exodus: Agency loses half of DC staff slated for relocation

From The Hill: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has lost more than half of its Washington-based employees who were slated to move out West as the agency pushes ahead with a controversial plan to relocate staff. New internal numbers from the Interior Department obtained by The Hill show 69 employees have left the agency rather than […]

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4.9 million dollars of your tax money for California Trout

4.9 million dollars of your tax money to California Trout to create fish habitat.   Hmmm, I wonder if there is something which creates fish habitat and generates revenue for the state instead of costing the tax payers…..oh, and removing 98% of mercury and lead from those same fishermen?   From the article: “In this […]

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AMRA has been invited to Washington DC

You may have put two and two together now by us asking about, and talking about politicians, Secretary of the Dept. of Ag and other topics recently. Yes, in fact AMRA has been invited to go to Washington DC to meet with several Trump supporting people and Trump appointed people. We leave in a few […]

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Oregon miners appeal to SCOTUS on dredging

We received this email from our good friend Tom Kitchar.  Tom has been leading the fight for dredging in Oregon for decades and because Oregon has ignored (in our opinion) federal laws for a long time, the miners are taking it to SCOTUS. Tom Kitchar, Waldo Mining District Here is the recent email from Tom: […]

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What to do about rogue federal agents?

We thought we’d remind some of you, and introduce some of you to some provisions in our laws which address what options you have with over-zealous federal employees which overstep their authority and violate your rights.   Say you are a mining claim owner and apply for a plan of operations (PoO) with the USFS […]

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