Join us and ride trails, eat food, raffle, gold prospecting, WIN a rifle

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Our friends at The American Mining Rights Association are throwing their annual outing in Morristown, Arizona, and you are invited!

There will be many things going on, including the attendance of some of the greatest minds in motorized access and mining, such as Bill Southern, Bryan Wilder of Bering Sea Gold, and hopefully Pat Keene and Benjamin Burr. This will be an opportunity to learn more about gold prospecting, talk to lifelong miners, and get the hands-on experience you need to be successful at gold prospecting.

We will be attending the event. Just look for the Jeep! I will be leading a trail ride Friday afternoon that will end at the event location. We will camp for the night and attend the AMRA outing the following day. If you wish to join, you are welcome to come along. Information on the trail ride is below.

AMRA Outing at Jackass Flats

When: Saturday, March 20 – 21

Where: Jackass Flats camping area in Morristown, Arizona. LOOK FOR SIGNS DIRECTING YOU TO THE CAMP.

Coordinates: 33°54’5.30″N, 112°35’41.60″W

Please see the map below for the exact location.

Arizona State Trust Land Permit IS required.

Free to attend

Spectacles include:


$1 a ticket

Keene Dry Washer 151s
Minelab 440 metal detector
A week’s stay at Roaring Camp Mining Company.
A day mining with Brian Wilder from Bearing Sea Gold.

$20 a ticket

Henry Rifles engraved with the AMRA logo.
.44 mag

Metal Detecting Hunt – $20.00 per person.

Get your chance to walk away with gold! Bring your friends and family and your metal detector and learn how to prospect from the best in the business. And the best part is, you keep all the gold you find!
Starts Saturday at Noon.

Chicken and Cobbler Dinner – $35 per person.

Barbecue chicken dinner with a dutch oven cobbler desert.
The dinner is on Saturday and starts at 6 PM.

Please register for the Dinner and the metal detecting hunt before the outing by calling (209) 878-3910 or CLICK HERE.

Friday trail ride

If you plan on attending the Friday afternoon adventure, please email me.

As mentioned above, I will be leaving Friday afternoon to cruse some trails. Our route will take us about 4 hours. We will make the location of the AMRA outing our base camp. In between spectacles, we will explore the surrounding area.

We will gather at the McDonalds on Carefree Highway and Interstate 17 at 12 P.M. and be on the road by 12:30. Our route will take us about 4 hours and be suitable for any 4wd vehicle with good ground clearance. We will take Morgan City Wash from Lake Pleasent to Castle Hot Springs Road to travel to the AMRA event. If we have time, we will hit some side trails.

Throughout the weekend, I will be exploring some of the trails in the area. There are several places to check out and tons of fun trails.

It should be a blast. I hope to see you there!


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Kevin Allard
Author: Kevin Allard

Kevin is an American outdoorsman born and raised in rural Arizona who grew up exploring the Arizona backcountry with his father. Today, he and his son travel to the most remote regions of Arizona, scavenging for the remains of early western pioneers. As a lifelong outdoorsman, Kevin has learned to stick close to his roots while engaging in important advocacy work regarding motorized access to public lands. You can find his work in many local and nationwide publications, including The Western Journal, 4Low Magazine, and his website


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