Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion 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 1975 mining claims have been included in the clerk's Recordings (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Mining Claims, 1867-1881 (.10 cu.ft.).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Mining Claims [Record Index-to mining records in the clerk's recordings], vol. 8, 1975-1976 (1 volume);
Mining Claims [Record-title varies-with index], vol. 3-8, 1900-1974 (6 volumes);
Mining Record Book Index, vol. 2, 1888-1896 (1 volume);
Mining Record [photocopy], vol. 1, 1860-1888 (.10 cu.ft.);
Mining Records [Index-to mining records in the clerk's recordings], 1976-1988 (1 volume of computer printouts);
Record of Mining Claims, vol. 2, 1888-1896 (1 volume);
Record of Mining Claims [with index], vol. 2, 1896-1902 (1 volume).

Records at the Courthouse Square Building, Clerk's Office, Room 2130, Public Research Room:
[Mining Record], vol. 1, 1860-1888 (1 reel of microfilm).

Records at the Marion County Public Works Office Building, Abiqua Room:
BLM Casebook [General Land Office and Bureau of Land Management Survey Plats and Notes-includes mineral surveys], ca.1851-ca.1998 (6 inches 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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