Minerals Program Contacts

For information regarding minerals programs in California, please contact the following personnel:

General information:
(forms, copies of documents, plats, or casefile information)


BLM California Information Access Center
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W1623 
Sacramento, California 95825
(916) 978-4400

Geology and Operational Information at the BLM California State Office

Name

Title

Program

Phone

Jim ScrivnerDeputy State DirectorDivision of Energy and Minerals(916) 978-4361
Mark ChattertonChief

Branch of Energy and Minerals

(916) 978-4388
Debra MarshChiefBranch of Adjudication(916) 978-4382
Michael Smith

Geologist

Mining Law Administration

(916) 978-4369  

 

Leroy Mohorich

Geologist

Oil and Gas Program Lead

(916) 978-4363 

Peter GravesEnvironmental Protection SpecialistHazardous Materials / Abandoned Mine Lands

(916) 978-4685 

Melinda MoffittNatural Resource SpecialistNEPA(916) 978-4376 
Patrick MbabaPetroleum EngineerGeothermal / Oil and Gas(916) 978-4367

Mining Law Adjudication Unit

Joan Mangold, Land Law Examiner

(916) 978-4379 

Maria Damitz, Land Law Examiner

(916) 978-4381 

Amy Mosca, Land Law Examiner

(916) 978-4380 

Tatiana Ventus, Land Law Examiner

(916) 978-4374 
 

Field Office Contacts

Office

Phone

District

Applegate

(530) 233-4666

Northern California

Arcata

(707) 825-2300

Northern California

Bakersfield

(661) 391-6000

Central California

Barstow

(760) 252-6000

California Desert

Bishop

(760) 872-5000Central California

El Centro

(760) 337-4400

California Desert

Palm Springs

(760) 833-7100

California Desert

Redding(530) 224-2100Northern California
Ridgecrest(760) 384-5400

California Desert

Mineral Leasing Adjudication Unit

Barry BonnettLand Law Examiner(916) 978-4377
Erica HagaLand Law Examiner(916) 978-4366 
 

Minerals and Mining


Mining Claims Quick Links

Solid Leasable Minerals

Mineral Materials

Mining Claim Filing Instructions 

Mining Claims and Mill Sites

Mining Claim Patent Information

Mining Claim and Sites Brochure 

Contacts

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