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Report on mineral resource potential of southern and eastern Oregon counties now available



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Landslide mapping methods defined in new paper

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New online collections of Oregon mining records open up our state’s rich history

Explore Baker County Mining Claim Records, Historical Society Records, and Mining Permits | news release




Mined Land Reclamation Awards announced

Outstanding habitat restoration, innovative approaches to reducing mine impacts, and the reclamation legacy of Canby Sand & Gravel's Robert Traverso honored | news release | more about the recipients | Flickr awards photo gallery

New map looks at Oregon’s likely landslide areas

A new landslide susceptibility map helps identify regions of the state that may be at risk for future landslides
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New maps offer a modern look at the geology of Oregon's southern coast

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Oregon geologic maps, reports and more now free online

Everything the state’s geologic agency has published since 1937 is available for free download in Publications Center, which launched today | news release


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The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has released the strategic framework that will guide the agency’s work over the next six years.


Resources for preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis

Tsunami warnings now part of NOAA's Wireless Emergency Alert system

Did you know that most mobile carriers will automatically send you tsunami warnings as part of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system? See the NOAA Tsunami Warnings via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) fact sheet or NOAA Wireless Emergency Alert page for more information.

Statewide seismic needs assessment

Final results of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries' work on the statewide seismic needs assessment of Oregon education and emergency services buildings, as directed by the 73rd Legislative Assembly (Senate Bill 2, 2005).

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In brief....

Upcoming Governing Board meetings​:


  • September 26

Oregon State University
LaSells Stewart Center/
OSU Conference Center
Corvallis, OR | map
agenda | packet

  • December 9
Oregon historical mining information available online 
Historical mine and commodities records, formerly available to the public at DOGAMI Portland and Grants Pass office reference libraries, are now available as PDF files in the Oregon Historical Mining Information (OHMI) archive. The first part of this ongoing project includes small-dimension maps, letters, news clippings, photographs, and reports. The agency plans to combine OHMI records with the GIS-based Mineral Information Layer for Oregon (MILO).

MILO-2 is a geospatial database that stores and manages information regarding Oregon's mineral occurrences, prospects, and mines. A subset of the data is shown on the interactive map.