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Oregon Historical Mining Information

Mining Records

The digital records available here are scans of the literature originally found in DOGAMI published and unpublished hardcopy holdings. Scans have been combined into single PDFs that may include maps, letters, news clippings, photographs, and reports. Note that some PDF files are very large.

In addition to the material below, you may be interested in Oregon Historical Mining Claim Location Records and Oregon Historical Society Geology Records.

This digital archive is evolving. Please contact us if you have suggestions or find errors. DOGAMI acknowledges Tomas Benson and Carol DuVernois for their excellent work on the DOGAMI historical documents scanning project.

Disclaimer: Mining sites are included for informational purposes only and should not be used to infer acceptable or permitted land use actions. Interested parties should contact their local land use authority to verify zoning and applicable land use ordinances. Respect the rights of private property owners. Understand that recreation in or around inactive mine sites is extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Stay out and stay alive! No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. These data should not be used for site-specific studies. The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.



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