Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wheeler 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 1993 mining claims have been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm Records-Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
[Dormant Mineral Interest Record], vol. 1, 1984-1985 (1 microfilm jacket);
Dormant Mineral Interest Records, vol. 1, 1984-1985 (1 volume);
Index to Mining Records Indirect/Direct, 1866-1913 (1 volume);
Index to Mining Records vol. 1, 8, 1865-1902 (1 volume);
[Mining Claim Records], 1999-2001 (.05 cu.ft.);
[Mining Claims and Liens], 1973-2002 (.50 inch of microfilm jackets);
[Mining Claims from Grant County], vol. 1, 1865-1900 (1 volume);
Mining Record, vol. 9, 1950-1973 (1 volume);
Mining Record [Notice of Quartz Location], 1914-1936 (1 volume);
Record of Mines and Mining Deed, vol. 8, 1900-1950 (1 volume).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Oak File Cabinet:
[Mining Notices], 1899-1901 (.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).