Oregon/Washington Mining & Minerals

The Oregon/Washington BLM is responsible for a wide variety of activities within the minerals program. We adjudicate documents on Federal mining claims, validate title evidence, review mineral validity reports, and provide guidance for surface use management and use and occupancy under the mining laws. We retain records of mineral surveys and patents, process lease applications for minerals and mineral materials, maintain bonds, and conduct oil and gas, geothermal, and coal lease sales.

If you are looking for information about the filing and maintenance of mining claims and sites, please visit the Oregon/Washington Public Room website and select the Mining Claims and Sites dropdown.