Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Grant County Records Inventory
Mining Claim Records
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 1990 mining claims have been recorded in the clerk's Recorded Instruments (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Miscellaneous [Mining Claims], 1862-1880 (1 reel of microfilm);
Rock Creek Mining District Record Book, 1864-1871 (1 volume).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office:
Affidavit of Posting Notices-Mining Claim, vol. 1, 1907-1940 (1 volume);
Direct and Indirect Index to Mining Claims [serves as claim register], vol. 1, n.d. (1 volume);
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, vol. 1, 1985 (1 volume);
Index to Mining Records Canyon Creek and Marysville [includes water rights], 1862-1863 (1 volume);
Mining Claim Record [includes water rights-with index], vol. C, 1864-1879 (1 volume);
Mining Claims [Records-with index], 2011-present (3 binders);
Mining Record Canyon Creek and Marysville [includes water rights], 1862-1863 (1 volume);
Mining Record [title varies-with index], vol. D-Z, 27-84, 1879-2005 (87 volumes);
Patented Mining Claims [Record-with index], 1880-1907 (1 volume);
Record [Mine Claim Notices], vol. B, 1878-1900 (1 volume);
Record Mining Claims Conveyance [with index], vol. A-B, 1864-1881 (2 volumes);
Record of Affidavits of Posting Notices [includes mining claims-with index], vol. 2, 1928-1968 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims & Notices Granite Dist. [District], 1877-1880 (1 volume);
Records Mining Claims Conveyance [with index], vol. C, 1882-1901 (1 volume);
Request for Notice to Mining Claimants [with index], vol. 1, 1956-1960 (1 volume).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Side Room:
[Mining Record-includes river claims, bills of sale, bank claims, gulch claims, and water rights], 1862-1865 (1 binder);
Misc. Information Letters, Land Records, Mining Claim [includes deeds, land grants, mining claims, and related records], 1869-1893 (1 binder).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Clerk's Office, Break Room:
Dormant Mineral Interests [Record], vol. 1, 1985 (.50 inch of aperture cards);
Miscellaneous BLM Surveys & Volumes [Mineral Survey Records-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], ca.1872-ca.1952 (3 inches of microfiche);
Mines Book [Claims], vol. 41-75, 1971-1990 (24 inches of aperture cards).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Assessor's Office, Surveyor's
[General Land Office/ Bureau of Land Management Survey Records-includes some mineral surveys], ca.1865-ca.1997 (5 inches of microfilm).
Records at the Grant County Courthouse, Basement Vault:
Mines [Mining Record-with index], vol. 53-75, 1980-1990 (13 inches aperture cards);
Mining [Mine Location Notice Records-includes related documents], ca.1889-ca.1919 (7 binders);
Record Certificates Issued to Co-owners [mining claim sales], vol. 1, 1904-1943 (1 volume);
Record Notices & Affidavits Co-owners [mining claim sales], vol. 1, 1904-1943 (1 volume).
Records at a Related Web Site:
Mining Record Canyon Creek and Marysville [includes water rights-with index], 1862-1863 (FamilySearch.org);
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).