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Resources for preparing for earthquakes and tsunamis


mage credit: Tsunami waves propagate from a Cascadia subduction zone tsunami. From cover of U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1707, The orphan tsunami of 1700 — Japanese clues to a parent earthquake in North America, 2nd ed.

Explore Oregon’s geology with an interactive map


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).



2015-2021 DOGAMI strategic framework coverDOGAMI 2015-2021 Strategic Framework

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.


Consolidated Permit Application received for proposed gold mine in Malheur County
news release | public notice

Upcoming DOGAMI Governing Board meetings​:
  • Dec. 9, 2019 (Monday),
    8am - 11:35 am
    Portland State Office Building (PSOB)
    800 NE Oregon St., Suite 965
    Portland, OR 97232
    news release​agenda​ | board packet​

  • March 9, 2020 (Monday)​
  • July 13, 2020 (Monday)
  • September 25, 2020 (Friday)
  • December 4, 2020 (Friday)​

Winter 2020 ENGAGe Newsletter​
- newsletter of the Mineral Land Regulation and Reclamation program


Calico Grassy Mountain Project


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-di​mension 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.