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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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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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Correction on Alaska claims

Correction on Alaska claims: My mistake…..when I was speaking with the owner of the claims in Alaska, he mentioned Nome and in my mind I apparently heard “they are in Nome”, which they are not. The claims, 4 of them are about 80 miles from Nome on the Kougarok River. There is a decent road […]

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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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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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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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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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