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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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Controversial animal rights bill in Oregon

We followed this initiative up in OR as we all know what happens in CA, OR or WA may eventually come to those other states as well. Imagine if we all actually did unite when anti-mining bills, water bills (for farmers and ranchers) and anti logging bills are introduced like this one. We’d stop these […]

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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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Outstanding read on mining law

We’ve read a lot of publications over the years on the legality and history of filing mining claims, both patented and non-patented. This is perhaps the most comprehensive we’ve read to date. (thank you Kerby Jackson).   Our goal at AMRA is to educate you, the small-scale miner on what your rights are, what you […]

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Please help Elk City Idaho and sign this petition, we have.

This Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests “Forest Plan Revision” petition addresses the adverse economic impact on the greater Elk City, Idaho area’s economy. A significant portion of Elk City, Idaho business community is dependent upon recreation, tourism, hunting, fishing, mining and lodging in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests.  The addition of more “Wild & Scenic River” […]

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Man cited for having a dredge stored in a container on his private property in California

We have to tell you about a man who came to our booth yesterday here at the Sacramento Sportsman Show. He was cited, by mail for having a dredge within 100 yards of a creek/drywash as a part of California DFW 5653 code. This is created from the absurd senate bill 637 pushed and passed […]

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Roaring Camp Mining Company donates trips to AMRA

We are very excited to announce that Roaring Camp Mining Company has very generously donated week-long trips to AMRA for each of our events this year. They have also donated over a dozen day trips for 4 people for us to also give away at our events. Roaring Camp, for those who don’t know…is a […]

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CALL TO ACTION: Road closure proposal in Arizona

CALL TO ACTION…..ARIZONA:   Are you sick of the USFS closing your access to public lands? For those in Arizona, you CAN stop the latest attempt at closing tons of roads in the Tonto NF.   We’ve been talking about this closure for over a week now and have partnered with Kevin Allard, founder of […]

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Arizona road closures….part 3

In continuing our informative series on the road closures in Arizona, we want to discuss RS2477.   In 1866, Congress passed the original mining grant and as a part of that, RS2477 was born which required the roads in the public domain to remain open. Roads……being defined as something as small as a trail.   […]

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