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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Crook County Records Inventory

Mining Claim Records

1850-[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.

Since 1982 mining claims have been recorded in the Clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Crook County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Mines [Record], 1971-1982 (13 inches of aperture cards);
[Mining Claims Recorded-with index], 1873-1888 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 7-13, 1951-1971 (7 volumes);
Record of Mines [with index], vol. 1-6, 1882-1951 (6 volumes).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit A1:
Mines [Record], 1971-1982 (13 inches of aperture cards);
[Mining Claims Recorded-with index], 1873-1888 (1 reel of microfilm);
[Mining Record-title varies-with index], vol. 1-11, 1882-1961 (6 reels of microfilm);
[Mining Record-with index], vol. 12-13, 1961-1971 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Crook County Road Department Yard, Records Storage Unit 4:
Mining Claims, 1899-1902 (.10 cu.ft.);
Mining Notice and Proof of Labor, 1903-1905 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the A.R. Bowman Museum:
[Minutes of Lucky Boy Mining [District-M8], 1891-1893 (1 volume).

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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