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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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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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A Christmas letter to President Trump

To: President Donald J. Trump December 25, 2019 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington D.C. 20006 Dear President Trump, Firstly, let me thank you for your courage and tenacity in exposing the near coup which surely would have taken place had you, and I emphasize “you” not been elected. I cannot think of any other person who […]

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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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Monumental victory for sanity in the endangered species act

Last week saw a major victory for property rights and an end to another Endangered Species Act horror story. The saga began in 2012 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that 1,544 acres of land in Louisiana was “critical habitat” for an endangered species known as the dusky gopher frog. As a result […]

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CALL TO ACTION “The Miners Petition”

Tom Kitchar (Waldo Mining District President) in Oregon is leading the charge on a petition to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and to the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture. The petition is something AMRA signed onto immediately and we cannot stress enough how important it is to send a simple little […]

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Idaho Liberty Summit July 26-28 AMRA to speak

This is the line up of speakers for the Idaho Liberty Summit and we are humbled to have been asked to be a speaker at this phenomenal event.  AMRA President Shannon Poe will be presenting on Saturday, July 27.  If interested in going, click the link below and register.  Idaho Liberty Summit 5 Schedule of […]

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AMRA meets with the CA Water Board

Suction Dredging In California, Permits And Politics   It has now been nearly 3 ½ years since the passage of Senate Bill 637 (SB637) which labeled anything mechanized or motorized as “a suction dredge” and therefore requires a permit from the California Water Board (CAWB) to operate it in the state. The CAWB was mandated […]

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New Video: 3 days in the Gold Belt

This past weekend we took two winners of a 3 day mining trip with AMRA for an amazing mining experience.   Day one……metal detecting Day two……placer mining Day three…lode mining   Along with getting to keep all the gold we found, they get the entire trip filmed and a Youtube video.   Congrats Rod Hall […]

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