Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Hood River 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 1987 mining claims have been recorded in the Recorded Documents (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Water and Mining Rights [Records-with index], 1908-1934 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., Records and Assessment Dept. Office:
Water and Mining Rights [with index], vol. 2, 1934-1987 (1 volume).

Records at the Hood River County Business Admin. (Dean) Bldg., County Archives:
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, 1985-1986 (1 volume);
Mining Claims, 1955-1964 (.05 cu.ft.).

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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