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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.



COVID-19 Respo​​nse
Executive Order 20-12 order states “…all state executive branch offices and buildings, to the maximum extent possible, shall close to the public and provide public services by phone and online during regular business hours. …” DOGAMI is continuing operations and many DOGAMI staff are teleworking, but response times may increase. For best service, please contact us by email: dogami-info@oregon.gov  
For more information about COVID-19, answers to common questions, or to subscribe to the latest news about COVID-19 in Oregon, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.
Budget Update, May 12, 2020
At the direction of the Governor, all agencies, including DOGAMI, have prepared prioritized budget reduction proposals equaling a 17 percent reduction for the upcoming fiscal year, 2021. DOGAMI's plan is available here as a PDF document.

Upcoming DOGAMI Governing Board meetings​:
  • July 13, 2020 (Monday)
  • September 25, 2020 (Friday)
  • December 4, 2020 (Friday)​

ENGAGe Newsletter​
Special Pandemic Edition May 2020​

- newsletter of the Mineral Land Regulation and Reclamation program


Calico Grassy Mountain Project


Consolidated Permit Application received for proposed gold mine in Malheur County

news release | public notice​

Feb. 12 public hearing: public notice | news release​

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.