Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Klamath 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 1965 mining claims were recorded in the clerk's Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Basement Storage Room:
Mining Claims [Records-with index], vol. 1-4, 1911-1949 (1 reel of microfilm);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 3-5, 1946-1963 (3 volumes);
Record [Notice of Location of Mining Claim Record-includes Optometry Record from 1906 to 1919-with index], 1905-1922 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Locations [water damaged], 1890-1909 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Clerk's Office Public Research Room:
Mining [Record-with index], 1933-1946 (1 volume);
Mining Record [with index], vol. 1, 1911-1932 (1 volume).

Records at the Klamath County Government Center, Surveyor's Office Vault Room 241:
[Bureau of Land Management Mineral Claim and Survey Indexes], ca.1870-ca.1986 (.25 inch of microfiche).

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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