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Historical Mining

Historical Mining

Oregon has a rich mining history, beginning with a gold mining in 1859 and continuing today. The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) has collected and maintained mine files, mineral files, historical mine maps, letters, and reports from mining companies and individuals, and mining and minerals related data since the agency’s founding in 1937. These materials span the late 1800s to the present and document the actions and results of Oregon’s mining industry; the data are part of the state’s record of mining.

Oregon Historical Mining Information Website

Visit the Oregon Historical Mining Information Website