Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jefferson 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 1985 mining claims have been filed with the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Jefferson County Administration Building, Clerk's Record Room:
Book of Mines [Index-in front of Book of Mines volume 3], vol. 3, 1941-1986 (1 volume);
Book of Mines, vol. 2-4, 1920-1972 (3 volumes);
Dormant Mineral Interest Record, vol. 1, 1984-1985 (1 volume);
Dormant Mineral Records, 1984-1990 (.05 cu.ft.);
Mines [Record], 1973-1983 (2 inches of aperture cards);
Mines [Record-transcribed from Crook County-with index], vol. A, 1864-1915 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index covering 1915 to 1941], vol. 1, 1915-1920 (1 volume).

Records at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Basement Archives:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Survey Notes and Plats-includes mineral surveys], ca.1869-ca.1995 (2 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Jefferson County Public Works Department Office, Vault:
Mines [Record], vol. 5, 1973-1983 (2 inches of aperture cards);
[Mines Record], vol. A, 1-4, 1864-1972 (1 reel of microfilm);
Misc. S.D. Percival [Map Showing Survey of Oregon Gold Prospecting and Promoting Company's Water Rights], 1908 (1 map).

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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