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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Columbia County Records Inventory

Mining Claim Records

1851-[ongoing]

Series documents actions filed with the county related to mineral interest claims. Types of actions include mineral rights and royalty assignments, mineral interest claims, lease releases, interest stipulations, corrections, bills of sale and conveyance assignments, and location notices. Information includes names of involved parties; action types and dates; and volume and page numbers. The series may also include copies of claim location notices giving descriptions and details of individual claims.

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
[Mining Claim Record Index-also indexes incorporations and other records], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia County Courthouse Annex, Vault:
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, 1985-1992 (1 volume);
General Index [to mining, judgments, complaints, divorce, insane, and guardianships], 1941-1945 (1 volume);
General Index [to mining records], vol. 1, 1885-1963 (1 volume);
Mining Claims [Record-title varies], vol. A-D, 1885-1972 (4 volumes).

Records at a Related Web Site:
Online Land Records [includes various federal land survey records related to Oregon such as survey plats and field notes, mineral surveys, and historical indices], ca.1850-present (Bureau of Land Management).

Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722
Phone: (503) 986-1523 • Fax: (503) 986-1616 • oregon.sos@state.or.us

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