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Open-File Report O-16-06, Metallic and Industrial Mineral Resource Potential of Southern and Eastern Oregon: Report to the Oregon Legislature
by Ian P. Madin, Robert A. Houston, Clark A. Niewendorp, Jason D. McClaughry, Thomas J. Wiley, and Carlie J.M. Duda, 59 p., 1 map pl., scale 1:500,000.
The 2015 Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 3089, which directed the Department of Geology and Mineral Industries to prepare a report that included:
Additional Mineral Resource Studies: HB 3089 also directed DOGAMI to compile a list of all relevant mineral inventories and studies previously completed by the Department, and a cost estimate for making that information available online. The list of relevant publications is available here. All DOGAMI publications, including mineral resource inventories and studies, have been available for free download in the department’s online Publications Center since December 2015. The cost of including mineral inventories and reports was not significant.
From the report--
Figure 1. Map of Oregon showing the 32 currently permitted and active metal and industrial mineral mines statewide, and the 133 most productive historical mines in the study area. Shading indicates the 22 counties evaluated in this study.
Data Sources Used for HB 3089 Report
BLM Land and Mineral Legacy Rehost System (LR2000)
The Legacy Rehost System called LR2000 provides reports on BLM land and mineral use authorizations for oil, gas, and geothermal leasing, rights-of-ways, coal and other mineral development, land and mineral title, mining claims, withdrawals, classifications, and more on federal lands or on federal mineral estate.
USGS Prospect- and Mine-Related Features from U.S. Geological Survey 7.5- and 15-Minute Topographic Quadrangle Maps of the Western United States
USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2016–5089, Mineral Resources of the Sagebrush Focal Areas of Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, edited by W. C. Day, T. P. Frost, J. M. Hammarstrom, and M. L. Zientek, 2016.
USGS Open-File Report 84-787, Guide to preparation of mineral survey reports on public lands, compiled by G. H. Goudarzi, 1984.
DOGAMI Mineral Information Layer for Oregon (MILO) - release 2
MILO-2 is available as an online map and geospatial database that stores and manages information regarding Oregon's mineral occurrences, prospects, and mines.
Oregon Geologic Data Compilation (OGDC)
OGDC is a statewide compilation of geologic data created by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). The purpose of the compilation is to integrate and make available the best known geologic mapping for the state by combining maps and data into a single digital database. Sources of geologic mapping include state and federal agencies, student thesis work, and consultants.