Links and References

Web sites and references for mining and related topics

 Oregon Online-State of Oregon Oregon Division of State Lands
Willamette Agate and Mineral Society Beaver State Coin Shooters
The New 49'ers Thesis on mining areas around California
EOMA Geocommunicator – A site that complements the LR2000 System.
Alaska Gold Forum Waldo Mining District

 General & Commercial Links


Felix Paydirt Gourmet Gold – Alaska – free gold bearing dirt samples – panning kits etc. The Lifestyle Store – Metal Detecting, Treasure Hunting, Gold Prospecting, Outdoor Supplies
Kelley Metal Detector Superstore Reilly's Treasured Gold – Metal Detectors and Accessories
D & K Detector and Prospecting Sales Rita's Relics & Oregon Prospecting Supplies
Renegade Mining Company ARMADILLO MINING SHOP


  • Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral industries (DOGAMI) 503-731-4100
  • Oregon State Archives -Oregon Historical Quarterly
  • US Forest Service
  • DEQ 503-378-8240
  • BLM
  • Your local Library-has books, maps, videos. The references desk can help.
  • University of Oregon Geology Department


  • Gold & Silver in Oregon-Issued by DOGAMI
  • Rocks & Minerals-By Simon & Schuster's
  • Oregon's Golden Years -By Miles F Potter
  • Geology of Oregon-By Elizabeth & William Ore–Baldwin
  • Rivers of the West-By Elizabeth & William Ore

At DOGAMI Library

  • Oregon Metal Miners handbook
  • Bulletin 14D Northwest Oregon
  • Periodicals desks
  • OR-GM.4B87,14D
  • Subscription to the ORE BIN–a geology publication
  • USGS US Geological survey maps–Geology information
  • BLM mining claims packet information laws
  • DEQ 700J Dredge Permit
  • 600J Highbank Permit
  • Oregon Division of State Lands–Current mining regulations


  • Mollala River Area
  • Quartzville Recreation Area
  • Little North Santiam


Oregon Department of Forestry for maps showing land boundaries

  • USGS ( US Geological survey)

You can order maps through above agencies or local sporting goods stores.



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