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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Jackson County Records Inventory

Mining Claim Records

1854-[ongoing]

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 1966 mining claim records have been recorded in the clerk's Official Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at Record Masters of Southern Oregon:
Affidavits of Mining Property Not Subject to Liens [80A.4], 1908-1923 (1 volume);
Affidavits of Posting Notice That Mining Property is Not Subject to Liens [with index-80A.4], vol. 1, n.d.-1924 (1 volume); vol. 2, 1924-1929 (1 volume); vol. 3, 1929-1937 (1 volume);
Index Mining Record [80A.4], vol. 21, 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights Records [80A.4], vol. 18, 1882-1884 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights Records [with index-80A.4], vol. 14, 1875 (1 volume); vol. 16, 1876-1878 (1 volume); vol. 17, 1878-1882 (1 volume); vol. 19, 1884-1886 (1 volume);
Mining & Water Rights [Record-with index-80A.4], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Mining Locations & Water Rights [Record-80A.4], vol. 1-11, 1858-1902 (11 volumes); vol. 13, 1902-1905 (1 volume); vol. 15, 1905-1908 (1 volume); vol. 21, 1888-1890 (1 volume);
Mining Record [80A.4], 1866-1869 (2 volumes); vol. 8, 1866 (1 volume); vol. 21, 1919-1921 (1 volume); vol. 27-28, 1929-1931 (2 volumes); vol. 39-40, 1939-1941 (2 volumes);
Mining Record Quartz [80A.4], vol. 12, 1899-1904 (1 volume); vol. 14, 1901-1910 (1 volume);
Mining Records [80A.4], vol. 6, 1866 (1 volume);
[Mining Records-81A.7, Boxes 7371-7372], vol. 48-51, 1947-1949 (4 volumes);
Mining Requests for Copies of Notices of Publication [Alphabetical Register-80A.4], n.d. (1 volume);
[Notice of Location of Quartz Claims-Mining-with index-80A.4], 1886-1888 (1 volume);
Proof of Work on Mining Claims [Index-80A.4], 1895-1899 (1 volume);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Ditches [with index-80A.4], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (2 volumes);
Record of Conveyances of Mining Claims and Water Rights [with index], vol. 3, 1893-1898 (1 volume);
Special Mining Record Affidavit of Publication [with index-80A.4], vol. A, 1929-1953 (1 volume);
Special Mining Record Certificates of Non-Payment for Assessment Work, vol. 2, 1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, County Clerk's Recording Office Room 216:
Index to Mining Claims and Water Rights, vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (8 volumes);
Mining [and Water Rights-Record], 1884-1886 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims and Water Rights Record], 1893-1901 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-78, 1857-1965 (77 reels of microfilm);
Mining [Index to Mining Claims-includes water rights], vol. 1-8, 1857-1965 (9 reels of microfilm);
Mining [Mining Claims Ditches-Record of Conveyance of Mining Claims and Water Ditches-with index], vol. 1-2, 1854-1893 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining [Special Mining Claims-Record], vol. A, 1931-1953 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Jackson County Courthouse Annex, Surveyor's Office Room 318A:
[General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management Mineral Survey Records-with index], ca.1887-ca.1969 (1 inch of microfiche);
JS Howard [Survey Field Books-includes mineral surveys-title varies], ca.1896-ca.1897 (8 volumes);
[Mineral Survey Plats-General Land Office/Bureau of Land Management], 1876-1985 (1 volume);
Mineral Surveys, 1871-1989 (3 volumes);
Mining Claim Atlas [Survey], ca.1876-ca.2000 (1 volume);
Mining [Record-with gaps], vol. 1-47, ca.1866-ca.1947 (14 reels of microfilm).

Records at the University of Oregon, Knight Library, Special Collections:
[Record of Mining Claims, Water Rights, and Conveyances-some with index], 1860-1861, 1864-1866, 1872-1876 (5 volumes).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 1264-1 Jackson County [Mining Claim Notices], 1861-1864, 1868-1869 (2 volumes).

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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