Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Lane 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.
Beginning in 1952 mining claims were recorded in the deeds and records section Microfilm Reels (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings). Most of the indexes listed in the deeds and records research library primarily provide access to deeds and mortgages, but also index mining claims. Deeds, mortgages, subdivisions, mining claims, military discharges, and other records created since circa 1972 are searchable on public access computers available in the Deeds and Records Research Library.
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Research Library:
Grantor Grantee Index [includes mining claim entries-title varies], 1902-1970 (135 reels of microfilm);
Index to Records [includes mining claim entries-title varies], 1906-1970 (135 volumes);
[Individual Name Number Index-includes mining claim entries], 1906-1970 (7 reels of microfilm);
[Name Number Index-includes mining entries], 1906-1970 (3 reels of microfilm);
Old Mining Records, vol. 1-17, 1871-1952 (7 reels of microfilm).
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Office:
Claim Index [Mining], n.d. (.05 cu.ft.);
Mines [Index], n.d.-1970 (.75 cu.ft.).
Records at the Lane County Public Service Building, Deeds and Records Supervisor's
[Mining Book], vol. A, 1863-1871 (1 volume);
[Mining Record], vol. A, 1866-1872 (1 volume).
Records at the Lane County Public Works Customer Service Center, Surveyor's Map Room:
Bohemia Mining Claims [Maps], ca.1971-ca.1979 (.50 inch of aperture cards).
Records at the Lane County Archive and Records Center:
Index Lane County Records [includes deeds, mortgages, and mining record entries], 1904 (1 volume);
Mining Index, 1871-1952 (1 volume);
[Mining Location Notice Record], 1907-1932 (2 volumes);
[Mining Record], vol. 1, 1871-1888 (1 volume);
Record of Certificates Issued to Co-Owners [includes only one entry], vol. 1, 1921 (1 volume);
Record of Lien Claims of Mines [with index], vol. 1-2, 1904-1942 (2 volumes);
Record of Mining Claims [title varies], vol. 2-17, 1888-1952 (16 volumes);
Supplemental Index to Records [serves as alphabetical name index], vol. 1, 1906-1945 (1 volume).
Records at the Lane County Historical Museum, Archives:
Mining Claims [location c6.s66], 1863-1864, 1885, 1889, 1891-1892, 1896, 1900-1901 (.15 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).