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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Curry County Records Inventory

Mining Claim Records

1856-[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 1966 mining claims have been recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). A separate mining claims index was maintained in the clerk's office until 1992.

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Vault:
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, vol. 1, 1985-1986 (1 volume).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Break Room:
Index Mining, 1970-1985 (1 volume);
Index Mining Records, 1896-1932 (1 volume);
Mining Claims, vol. A, 1856-1883 (1 volume);
Mining Index Direct & Indirect, 1985-1991 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 2-15A, 15B-16A, 16B-21, 1882-1966 (22 volumes);
Old Miss. Deeds, Etc. [Miscellaneous-includes placer mine, claim, and location records], 1908-1940, 1959 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Curry County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office:
Section Corner Information [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Survey Records-includes mineral survey records], ca.1857-ca.1998 (4 inches of microfiche).

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).

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