Web Links

Oregon Mining Permits & Regulations
State of Oregon – Department of State Lands (DSL)
Oregon DEQ’s 700PM Suction Dredge Mining Permit
State of Oregon – General WPCF 600 Permit
Washington Mining Permits & Regulations
Washington Gold & Fish Pamphlet
Washington Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
Washington Application for Ocean Beach Mineral Prospecting Hydraulic Project Approval
Washington State Department of Ecology – Water
Washington State Department of Natural Resources – GIS Data
Washington Statew Department Of Natural Resources – Alt GIS Data
Washington State Geospatial Portal – Data & Map Download
WA DNR Forest Practices GIS Spatial Data Sets & Maps
U.S. & Canadian Mining Claim Research Websites
Oregon & Washington BLM website
Search (BLM) & General Land Office (GLO) Patent Records
BLM LR2000 Mining Claim Search
Yukon – Minerals, Energy, Mines and Resources
Yukon – Mining Claims Database (lookup claims)
Mining Club’s
American Mining Rights Association (AMRA) Website
American Mining Rights Association (AMRA) Facebook Page
National Mining Association
Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA)
Galice Mining District
Willamette Valley Miners
Bohemia Mine Owner’s Association Inc.
Waldo Mining District
Jefferson Mining District
The New 49′ers Prospecting Association
Cottage Grove Prospectors and Golddiggers
American Exploration & Mining Association (formerly known as the Northwest Mining Association)
Gold Prospectors Association of America
Washington Prospectors Mining Association
North American Prospectors – Chehalis WA
Oregon Treasure Trail Society – Metal Detecting Club
FREE Online GIS Mining Data & Map Links
Oregon Historical Mining Information
Mindat (look up mines)
Prospecting Channel (Gold Mining Video’s OnLine)
Topoquest (FREE Digital Topo’s)
USDA/USFS FSGeodata Clearinghouse (vector, raster, maps) FREE
Free Online Map Viewers
USGS – remote sensing of minerals from satellite images.
Yukon, Canada – Online Mine Viewer (see the Gold Claims near Dawson City)
Mining Equipment Suppliers & Dealers
Keene Engineering, Inc.
White’s Metal Detectors
Black Cat Mining
Northwest Detector Sales
Nugget Shooter
Lucky Dog Supply
Mining Blogs & Forums
White’s Electronics, Inc. Forums
Oregon Gold Hunters
Canadian Gold Prospecting Forum
Oregon Gold.net
ICMJ’s Mining Journal Forums
The “Prospecting” Forum
Note: Many local & International Goverments around the world have several types of mining related PDF maps to download for FREE. They are also making available most of thier GIS Data (geology, mines) to download for use in a GIS program or you can view their data with your web browser in their “Online Map Viewer”.
Disclaimer – NorthWest Mineral Prospector’s Club does not endorse or promote any of the links above. They are listed for informational reference only, use at your own risk!!!